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Recall: Baby's Bliss Gripe Water

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MOM Enterprises Inc., and FDA informed consumers and healthcare providers that Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor, with a code of 26952V and expiration date of October 2008 (10/08) is being recalled due to the presence of Cryptosporidium infection. The product is labeled Baby’s Bliss. Pediatrician Recommended Gripe Water. Apple Flavor. An herbal supplement used to ease the gas and stomach discomfort often associated with colic, hiccups, and teething in infants and children.

FDA is investigating the illness of a 6-week old infant who consumed the product. The most common symptom of Cryptosporidium infection is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms 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. The infection could be life-threatening for certain individuals, including infants, children, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

FDA advises parents/caregivers of children who have recently consumed Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor, and have these symptoms to 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. FDA advises consumers to stop using this product and throw away bottles of the product immediately.

Read the complete MedWatch 2007 Safety Summary including a link to the FDA News Release at:
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2007/safety07.htm#Bliss

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.