Target: Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Goal: Recall teething tablets that may have been responsible for the death of 10 children and the illness of hundreds more.
Ten children have died and hundreds of others have taken ill after using a popular teething tablet by the brand Hyland. Children have experienced fever, vomiting, shortness of breath, tremors, and lethargy. While the FDA has released a warning about the product and has launched an investigation, no recall has been announced.
However, stores like CVS and Walgreens have already begun pulling the product from shelves and Hyland has announced that it will stop distributing its products in the United States. All such measures are vital to ensuring the future safety of children. However, the products that have already been distributed may still be available in stores. Unknowing families who have purchased the product in the past may still have them in medicine cabinets. With no recall, they may not take the possible danger seriously. Demand that the FDA issue a recall on this product so that no more children have to suffer or lose their lives.
Dear Dr. Cardiff,
Ten children have died and hundreds of others have suffered from a variety of illnesses after using teething tablets by the brand Hyland. The FDA has launched an investigation into the product and Hyland will stop distributing it. Some pharmacies have even pulled the product from shelves. However, no recall has been made.
Although the investigation is ongoing, clearly there is enough alarm present on the part of the government, manufacturer, and commercial sector. A recall would further highlight the danger that may be present. It may influence more stores to pull the product from shelves and it may force parents who still have the product to dispose of it. I ask that a recall be issued immediately so no more children become ill or die.
[Your Name Here]
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