Hyland's Teething Tablets recalled over potentially toxic ingredient

Hyland Teething Tablet recall.
Hyland Teething Tablet recall.

Hyland's Teething Tablets are being recalled because they contain belladonna, a controlled substance that could be toxic to children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall was prompted by an FDA lab analysis, which found that the amount of belladonna in the over-the-counter dissolving tablets was inconsistent. While it prevents redness and inflammation that can be caused by teething, the active ingredient can be harmful when taken in larger doses, as reports of children who ingested more tablets than recommended have shown. Containers lacking child-resistant caps, which were also reported, increase the chance of overdose.