A product liability case may be in the early stages this week with the issuance of a warning by the Food and Drug Administration that Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises Inc. of San Rafael, California, is a serious danger to nursing babies. Products connected to infant tend to bring the fastest and most costly litigation — as MOM may soon discover.
The cream is used to ease the irritation for nursing mothers but has been found to potentially cause , respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants. The cream contains both chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol. MOM has pulled the product from the shelves.
It is rare to see such a major blunder in an infant product in the United States. The FDA makes it sound like these chemicals are well-known as dangers when combined — particularly to infants.
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