The FDA announced today that Luv N’ Care Ltd. of Monroe, Louisiana is voluntarily recalling gel-filled "teethers" nationwide due to concerns that the gel may be contaminated with bacteria. According to the FDA, the gel was found to contain "bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans bacteria." The recalled brands are: "Nuby," "Cottontails," and "Playshcool."
The FDA says that:
these bacteria generally do not cause illness in adults, infants and children with weakened immune systems can experience stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and uncommonly more serious disease, if the teether becomes punctured and they ingest the liquid gel.
Here is a list of the recalled items by UPC:
UPC code Brand Name