Latest Child product safety News

US to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages

Jul. 06, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify the industry after the closure of the largest domestic plant sparked a nationwide shortage. The Food and Drug...

Fisher-Price, US regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers

Jun. 14, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price and U.S. product safety regulators are telling parents not to let their infants fall asleep in the company's rockers after 13 infants died in the devices between 2009 and 2021. The deaths happened when the babies fell asleep in Fisher Price's...

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities

May. 27, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire...

Evers issues order prohibiting baby formula price gouging

May. 26, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Tuesday barring price gouging on baby formula. The order declares that a period of “abnormal economic disruption” exists in Wisconsin and prohibits wholesalers and retailers in the state from charging...

FDA chief struggles to explain slow response on baby formula

May. 25, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced bipartisan fury from House lawmakers Wednesday over months of delays investigating problems at the nation's largest baby formula plant that prompted an ongoing shortage. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf laid out a...

US safety, savings rules set stage for baby formula shortage

May. 24, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive recall is getting most of the blame for the U.S. baby formula shortage, but experts say the products have long been vulnerable to this type of crisis due to decades-old policies that have allowed a handful of companies to corner the market. Those...

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

May. 23, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their...

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

May. 19, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest...

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

May. 18, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's...

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the money would increase Food and Drug...