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Old 05-09-2019, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm going to be harsh here: YCFS.

Danielle Morin was given a "Baltic amber teething necklace" as a gift from a friend. She put it on her 18 month old son. He died of strangulation while in daycare.

Someone's gotta pay, so Morin is suing everyone she can think of. Except the person who put it on her baby without ascertaining it was safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/mom-s...gulation-death

The FDA has issued strong warnings about these teething necklaces. Not only is strangulation a risk, but the amber nuggets can be chewed off and swallowed by a baby.

And I've been warning people for years. They just don't want to hear it. There's no proof the succinic acid in amber enters the baby's bloodstream through the skin and causes pain relief. But it must be true because I saw it on the Internet!

Proponents will say, "Oh, they're safe. They're made with pop clasps, so the necklace can't tighten around the baby's neck." Think again. The necklace little Deacon Morin was wearing had a pop clasp, too, and it killed him.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:06 AM
 
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I was raised with, you never put a necklace or anything around a baby's neck even when they are awake. I'm surprised at the baby jewelry I've seen advertised. Sadly, several people exhibited a lack of common sense and a baby died.

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Old 05-09-2019, 07:09 AM
 
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I was raised with, you never put a necklace or anything around a baby's neck even when they are awake. I'm surprised at the baby jewelry I've seen advertised. Sadly, several people exhibited a lack of common sense and ababy died.
I've been very surprised to see them, too. With all the newish safety concerns regarding carseats, cribs, how to lay the baby, etc., I can't believe it's considered mainstream to put a baby down for a nap with a string around his neck.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I've been very surprised to see them, too. With all the newish safety concerns regarding carseats, cribs, how to lay the baby, etc., I can't believe it's considered mainstream to put a baby down for a nap with a string around his neck.
The whole concept is a fraud, anyway, even if there were a safe way for a baby to wear one. Baltic amber doesn't release succinic acid until it's heated to a temperature of 400 degrees.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:24 AM
 
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Huh! I have a cousin who used it on her baby (who's almost 3 now) and loved it. Prior to my cousin using one, I'd never heard of them before.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Etsy has all kinds of disclaimers when you purchase but the mother said she didn't purchase from Etsy since it was a gift and someone else purchased it from Etsy. So her claim is that she didn't accept the disclaimer. So why isn't she suing her friend?

It's incredibly sad, but it's a frivolous lawsuit. The kid should never had a necklace at this age.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I was raised with, you never put a necklace or anything around a baby's neck even when they are awake. I'm surprised at the baby jewelry I've seen advertised. Sadly, several people exhibited a lack of common sense and a baby died.


Suing to cover up her negligence.....hope she loses.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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If it is known that they are dangerous, and etsy is marketing them to sell for use on babies and not adults (with people misusing them; say if this was an adult's necklace that people think helps teething babies so they put them on babies), then I see no issue with suing etsy (if the law allows it).

Mom and daycare are also at fault imo but that doesn't mean the seller and/or supplier aren't.

Though it was a gift, mom should have done research into it before putting it on her baby and leaving him with it, trusting him with someone else. Any jewelry on a baby is risky, imo, especially jewelry around the neck where they can pull off pieces and possibly choke on or swallow them.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I'm going to be harsh here: YCFS.

Danielle Morin was given a "Baltic amber teething necklace" as a gift from a friend. She put it on her 18 month old son. He died of strangulation while in daycare.

Someone's gotta pay, so Morin is suing everyone she can think of. Except the person who put it on her baby without ascertaining it was safe.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/mom-s...gulation-death

The FDA has issued strong warnings about these teething necklaces. Not only is strangulation a risk, but the amber nuggets can be chewed off and swallowed by a baby.

And I've been warning people for years. They just don't want to hear it. There's no proof the succinic acid in amber enters the baby's bloodstream through the skin and causes pain relief. But it must be true because I saw it on the Internet!

Proponents will say, "Oh, they're safe. They're made with pop clasps, so the necklace can't tighten around the baby's neck." Think again. The necklace little Deacon Morin was wearing had a pop clasp, too, and it killed him.

Someone put a baby to bed when he had a necklace on. What could possibly go wrong?
Answer: That's"what killed him."

I've seen kids in strollers wearing these "chew beads," and they're not a recent thing, either. Provided the beads are secure and non-toxic, and the children, supervised, they should be safe.

Personally, I never had those things for our babies. But that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be sold or that the seller should be sued. Though second-, third-, and fourth- (or more) party actions are common, that doesn't make the seller liable. People look for deep pockets when suing.

In addition, they're also simply sold as necklaces. Jewelry for adults. The fault is with the person who put this poor baby to sleep with one around his neck.
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Plainfield NJ
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So just so im clear, I don't let my 4 year old wear necklaces to bed or unsupervised play and hes capable of problem solving and talking to explain his issue. BUT- this seems clearly to be the daycare providers fault. While obviously she has a responsibility as a parent to ensure that her children are using safe products, I cant understand why someone would put a child down for nap wearing a necklace. Even if she told them not to take it off, it was their responsibility to ensure the safety of the child in their care.


That being said, it is not Etsy responsibility that you do your due diligence when choosing child care products. They are just the middleman
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