FDA Issues Consumer Warning on Bentonite Me Baby Due to Risk of Lead Poisoning
FDA MedWatch – Bentonite Me Baby – Bentonite Clay by Alikay Naturals: Consumer Warning – Risk of Lead Poisoning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on January 28, 2016, directing consumers to not use or purchase “Bentonite Me Baby” by Alikay Naturals due to a risk of lead poisoning. After the Minnesota Department of Health found that the product may contain lead, an FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that the product contained elevated lead levels.
“Bentonite Me Baby” is marketed as a medicinal clay to be ingested or applied directly to skin and hair for various conditions. The product is sold in various retail stores and online. The FDA is instructing anyone who has used this product or given it to a child should contact a health care professional immediately and are further encouraged to report any adverse events to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
The FDA warns that exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, the kidneys, and the immune system. Children are even more at risk for adverse effects, as even low levels of repeated lead exposure can cause impaired cognitive function, including reduced IQ, behavioral difficulties, and other problems.
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