In a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), teething jewelry was found to pose harm and potentially death in infants and children. The FDA recommends parents use teething rings as an alternative to ease the pains of teething.
“Consumers should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations of alternative ways for treating teething pain, such as rubbing inflamed gums with a clean finger or using a teething ring made of firm rubber,” explains Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner.
The FDA encourages parents to closely monitor and/or avoid the use of teething jewelry due to cases of strangulation and choking being linked to teething jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets. Other concerns include injuries and infections in the mouth.
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