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GE Healthcare recalls defective resuscitation systems for infants
Resuscitation systems used for the pulmonary resuscitation of infants are being recalled because of a defect that may cause the reversal of air/oxygen concentrations, which could lead to a life-threatening interruption of therapy. The recall is listed as a Class
Infant resuscitation systems recalled due to dangerous defect
Resuscitation systems used for the pulmonary resuscitation of infants are being recalled because of a defect that causes them not to provide adequate resuscitation during ventilation. This recall is classified as a Class 1, the most serious type of recall
Urgent recall issued on device used to treat neurological condition in infants
Natus Medical Incorporated, along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is issuing an URGENT: Medical Device Recall on the Olympic Cool-Cap System, a device used to treat full-term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The recall is categorized as a
Study: Antibiotics may make babies chubby
Babies who are treated with antibiotics before 6 months of age are more likely to be chubby, according to a new study published this week in the International Journal of Obesity.
FDA warns parents not to put sunscreen on young infants
Most parents know the importance of slathering their kids in sunscreen, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising parents not to put sunscreen on infants younger than 6 months of age. Babies’ skin is thinner than adults’ and
Tots in Mind crib tents pulled from market after death, serious brain injury reports
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and five retailers have announced a voluntary recall to provide refunds to consumers who own crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. CPSC is warning parents and caregivers who own these products that infants and toddlers are at risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and entrapment hazards posed by these products. The CPSC is aware of one death and one catastrophic brain injury linked to these products.
Accidental exposure to fentanyl skin patch can be deadly to kids
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning patients, caregivers and health care providers that accidental exposure to the skin patch containing the powerful painkiller fentanyl can be deadly, especially to young children, and that extra caution should be exercised
Potential dosing errors with new infant acetaminophen
A new concentration of liquid acetaminophen for infants is now available over-the-counter, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that this new concentration may lead to dosing errors, which could be potentially dangerous to infants.
Infants continue to suffer serious head injuries connected to Bumbo baby seats
Despite a voluntary recall of baby seats manufactured by Bumbo International, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission continues to receive reports of babies suffering serious head injuries in connection to the product. The initial recall, issued October 25, 2007, was related to at least 45 incidents in which infants fell out of a Bumbo seat while it was being used on an elevated surface. However, the CPSC continues to receive injury reports even for Bumbo seats used on the floor and at unknown elevations.