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Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60 g

Recall - ingestion of plastic fragments may pose potential choking hazard

29 April 2019

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Weleda Australia Pty Ltd, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling batches of Weleda Baby Teething Powder 60g.

The recall is being conducted because small, threadlike (up to approximately 1 cm long and less than 1 mm wide), soft, slivers of white plastic could potentially peel off the jar cap upon first opening. This is due to the tight fit of the cap on the jar and friction.

Weleda Baby Teething Powder is a homeopathic preparation used to treat discomfort associated with teething in infants.

If the plastic was not noticed and ingested it presents a potential choking hazard to infants.

There have been no reports of patient harm.

The affected batch numbers are:

Batch Number Expiry Date Batch Number Expiry Date
I8MP04 Sep-23 K8MP08 Nov-23
I8MP05 Sep-23 L8MP03 Dec-23
I8MP06 Sep-23 L8MP04 Dec-23
I8MP07 Sep-23 L8MP05 Dec-23
J8MP03 Oct-23 L8MP06 Dec-23
J8MP04 Oct-23 A9MP02 Jan-24
J8MP05 Oct-23 A9MP03 Jan-24
J8MP06 Oct-23 A9MP04 Jan-24
K8MP01 Nov-23 A9MP05 Jan-24
K8MP02 Nov-23 B9MP02 Feb-24
K8MP03 Nov-23 B9MP03 Feb-24
K8MP04 Nov-23 B9MP04 Feb-24
K8MP06 Nov-23 B9MP05 Feb-24
K8MP07 Nov-23 B9MP10 Feb-24

Information for consumers

Do not use any Weleda Baby Teething Powder from an affected batch and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consult a health professional if you are concerned about the health of your child following consumption of this product.

For further information contact Weleda customer service on 1300 551 454 or +61 2 9997 5171.

Information for health professionals

Please be aware of this issue and advise parents who are using this product to return it to the retailer for a refund.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, contact Weleda customer service on 1300 551 454 or +61 2 9997 5171.

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medicines or vaccines. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products.

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.