Consumers Advised Not To Use Baby's Bliss Gripe Water

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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Baby's Bliss Gripe Water (apple flavour), code 26952V, expiration date: October, 2008 due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Baby's Bliss Gripe Water is a natural health product given toinfants to ease the stomach discomfort and gas often associated withcolic, hiccups and teething. This product comes in a four-ounce plasticbottle inside a cardboard carton. The label reads: Baby's Bliss Pediatrician Recommended Gripe Water Apple Flavor.

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The US-FDA warned consumers not to purchase or consume Baby's Bliss Gripe Water (apple flavour), code 26952V because it was found to contain the parasite cryptosporidium.

Cryptosporidiumis a parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tract of humans andanimals and can cause serious illnesses, especially in certainpopulations.

Infections due to cryptosporidium may cause watery diarrhea, abdominalcramps, vomiting, and in some cases, death. Infants are at an increasedrisk due to their immature immune system.

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