Do You Have Hyland’s Teething Tablets In Your Medicine Cabinet? READ THIS!

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Do you use teething tablets?

Hyland’s just announced a recall of its Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets due a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has concluded that these tablets have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that represent a serious health hazard to children. More details here.

As part of the recall, you should discard any teething tablets products you have and then call the Hyland’s customer service team at 1-800-991-3376 from Monday-Friday 6AM-4PM Pacific Time to begin the process of refunding the product.

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Comments 40

  1. Kristy

    There’s also a class action lawsuit for Hyland products.

  2. Daisy

    This is not the first time these have been recalled. They we recalled in 2010 and appeared back on the shelf a few mos later.
    I personally used these with 3 of my 4 kids and it was the ONLY thing that worked for my teething littles. The FDA also approves meds hat kill us everyday…I have very little faith that they are doing their job based on protecting us and not based on the amount of money they are paid

    • Robyn

      These tablets have worked for us! We also use the calming tablets with a lot of success. Totally agree with you.

      • Shel

        Well said, Daisy! I also totally agree with you & Robyn. We love the Hyland’s products!

  3. Christina

    Their products are recalled all the time! My son is now 9 and I remember recalls for their teething tablets when he was a baby all the time!

  4. momof7

    All because the fda and drug companies can’t profit!

    • Shel

      Sad, but true!

  5. Jamie

    Seriously, again? The FDA is a joke.

  6. Jessica

    Yeah and the fda leaves thinfs like miralax on the market. I don’t trust the fda or most doctors.

    • momof7

      And Tylenol.

      • Susan

        What’s wrong with it ?! I give Tylenol to my kids when they have fever, should I stop??

        • Jamie

          It depletes vital glutiathone!

          • Kim

            So what should u give them instreAd?

          • sfashn

            I am so grateful to have read this post and comments.

  7. Heather

    In 2009 these tablets resulted in an ER visit for my little lady. Incredibly scary. Apparently the belladonna ingredient was the believed issue-and we did not give her any more than the recommended dose.

  8. Brenda

    It saddens me to read some of these posts. I wonder how many realize belladonna can have a sedating effect, thus the reason it works. As a ER nurse, if I am going to sedate your child I would hope you would want me to use the proper amount of sedation. Unfortunately this is not the only product for children that you find belladonna in. I have been in ER’s where belladonna is treated like a controlled substance and a running count is kept. For those of you that are willing to roll the dice I hope your children do not suffer from your ignorance.

    • Ashley

      Yea Brenda!!! It really saddens me how many people are willing to gamble with the health of their children because they THINK the FDA is crooked. It’s shameful.

    • Heidi

      Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would definitely heed the warning of an ER nurse over hating on the FDA!

  9. RZ

    It’s actually not just a recall. Since these have been recalled multiple times before, Hyland’s is going to discontinue the sale of their teething products in the US altogether. Hundreds of babies had seizures and stopped breathing after taking these products, and some even died. No way should an unregulated product that has caused adverse side effects in so many babies continue to remain on the market after that. Good riddance.

    The fact is that teething is a completely natural process for babies to go through and not something that requires any medication at all (“alternative” or otherwise). Besides, there are many ways to treat teething pain that don’t have any side effects and are definitely worth exploring.

    • Jessyb

      Completely agree!

    • Proudmommaof6(7thOnTheWay)

      Piggybacking on what you said, I agree that teething is natural and don’t think kids need to be drugged to get through it. Giving kids medicine(natural or not) is probably easier for the parent, but I think parents shouldn’t be so lazy. Do some research. I can honestly say I don’t see why parents give their kids these things just because they are teething. I never gave my kids this stuff while they were teething. I know all kids are not the same but trial and error can help you find a non-medicinal solution.

  10. Samanthology1

    I am surprised by the amount of commenters that are annoyed by this recall and think it is a joke. Yes these tablets have worked great for some children, but others have become seriously ill. This is why inconsistencies in belladonna quantities is a problem. I have a 9 month old with 2 teeth coming in and wouldnt take the chance. I may not always agree with the FDA but I appreciate recalling any product that has resulted in injury, especially to children

    • Angela

      I think you need to examine the correlation here. What also happens at the same time as teething. Well baby visits. Vaccinations are not benign. Research the risks & benefits educate before you vaccinate. Vaccinations are a pharmaceutical product that carries risks. They trick the immune system and can permanently alter the molecular structure of genes: “Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, over $2 billion has been awarded to children and adults for whom the risks of vaccine injury were 100 percent.” Teething tablets to blame. I see scapegoat to blame

      • Gina

        Totally agree with you, Angela. People vaccinate every single day without giving a second glance to the ingredients of the chemical mixture that gets pumped into their baby’s little body.

      • faith


  11. Kara

    I’d love to hear what has worked for other mamas with teething please! I have a 5 month old. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mrs BK

      Recommended dose of Tylenol at night. And rubber teethers and burp cloths to chew on. My son doesn’t like the water filled teethers. He’s currently 10 1/2 months, been teething since 4 months. Has 8 teeth so far and now working on molars. It’s been a constant battle, unfortunately he isn’t one of those babies who cuts a tooth unnoticed. Good Luck with your little one ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Kara

        Thanks you Mrs! Good luck too.

      • Llu

        Be careful with Tylenol too though. Tylenol depletes the body’s glutathione levels. Glutathione is your body’s master antioxidant and you always want sufficient amounts of it. I would suggest Motrin (ibuprofen) instead. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Alyssa

      Frozen fruit is great! And ibuprofen:)

    • Eva

      I have five children. When they were teething I used to soak a washcloth in water and then freeze it. I would keep two or three in the freezer and take one out when needed. They freeze quickly and all my kids enjoyed chewing/sucking on them.

    • Raea

      Amber necklace

  12. Esther

    Scary that something used as a poison in the Middle Ages is in something given to a baby!

  13. lilmom

    And yet people STILL are vaccinating tiny babies with known proven side effects…no FDA recall…why? Profit and the trusting parents…i have 6 kids used this with 5 no reactions…i have 6 kids and have had multiple issues with reactions…go figure…

  14. Angela

    This is a smear campaign. How bout the FDA recall the true problem for kids. Tylenol. Tylenol KILLS more people every year then every other pain reliever combined. It also destroys your liver & glutathione production. Research people. There is clearly a hidden agenda here. Besides…homeopathic remedies contain only a minuscule amount of the active ingredients. Which is it? Is a homeopathic remedy just a “sugar” pill placebo or is it capable of poisoning someone. Double standard. Hello

    • faith


    • Juliana

      Hear hear!

  15. Katie

    Hylands tablets are amazing, send me your tablets instead of throwing them away!!

  16. Roz

    I can’t believe this. Hylands products are amazing! The teething tablets are wonderful and have helped generations of families. I am a homeopathic educator, have taken many classes and used as directed, I can honestly say there is no better form of medicine. Anyone who says it’s poison has no clue. It’s energy from poisons that are so diluted that there is nothing of the original material left. Don’t toss these pills. Use them as directed. My children never took an aspirin until they became adults, missed very little school and are well functioning adults. We only used homeopathy on them.

  17. Jacqueline

    I took their natural pain meds at one time. 2005, I think. They caused me to have fissures inside my rectum. I called their hotline and they told me no one else had complained, and left it at that.

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