Baby dies and the FDA issues a warning on amber jewelry
Dec 27, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert against jewelry that is marketed to relieve teething pain in babies. Specifically, against the amber collars that are marketed to calm the pain and anti-inflammatory effect of this material, as you can read in some pages that promote this pseudo-therapy. It is not just a humbug, because the use of amber does not have any scientifically proven efficacy to act as an analgesic, but the necklaces themselves pose a danger to infants. In a dramatic case documented by the FDA, an 18-month-old boy whose parents placed one of these necklaces died strangled when he got tangled during his nap.