Gripe Water on FDA Recall List
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on September 20, 2007 regarding Baby's Bliss Apple Flavored Gripe Water, a product commonly use to treat infant colic and reflux symptoms. The product is manufactured by MOM Enterprises, Inc. of San Rafael, California with a product code of 26952V and an expiration date of 10/08. The product may carry the Cryptosporidium parasite and cause an intestinal infection. The product was taken off the market after a 6 month old boy became ill after using the product.
The FDA website states: "The most common symptom of infection is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms can include dehydration, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms generally begin two to ten days after becoming infected with the parasite and generally last one to two weeks. While most people with healthy immune systems will recover without treatment, the infection could be serious or life-threatening for certain individuals. Infants, children and pregnant women are susceptible to dehydration resulting from diarrhea, which can be life-threatening. Individuals with weakened immune systems are also at risk for a more serious and life-threatening form of illness.
Parents of children who have recently consumed Baby's Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor, and have these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Parents and caregivers who have given this product to their infants and children should be alert for diarrhea and other signs of Cryptosporidium infection."
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If you infant or child has used this product recently, consult your doctor for advice.