Hi came across this Warning notice to public issued in relation to
Amber teething necklaces Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer,
David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation
to amber teething necklaces.
Amber teething necklaces and bracelets consist of amber beads which
are a fossilised tree resin and range in colour from yellow to white
and beige to brown.
The warning notice was issued after ACCC testing of several of these
products indicated that they could break into small parts and
present a choking hazard to children under three years of age.
Suppliers claim that when worn close to the skin, succinic acid will
be released by the amber beads to relieve the symptoms of teething.
Some suppliers also make claims for other conditions including
eczema and asthma.
Consumers using this product are advised to:
always supervise the infant when wearing the necklace or bracelet
remove the necklace or bracelet when the infant is unattended, even
if it is onlyfor a short period of time remove the necklace or
bracelet while the infant sleeps at day or night not allow the infant
to mouth or chew the necklace or bracelet consider using alternate
forms of pain relief seek medical advice if you have concerns about
your child’s health and wellbeing.
Posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission,
Product Safety Australia.