In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers about Alikay Naturals’ product Bentonite Me Baby. According to the report, laboratory testing has indicated elevated levels of lead, which can be dangerous to consumers. The FDA was first alerted by the Minnesota Department of Health, which resulted in the nationwide warning. We created this post to provide you with Bentonite Me Baby facts and information you need to know.
Bentonite Me Baby Facts: Background
Bentonite Me Baby is a natural clay product designed to detoxify the hair and skin. Alikay Naturals began manufacturing and distribution of the product in 2010. Since that time, several retailers and online vendors have added Bentonite Me Baby to their inventories. Such retailers include Target, Sally Beauty Supply, and Amazon.com.
Bentonite Me Baby Facts: Product Use
Bentonite Me Baby is advertised as a means of cleaning, strengthening, and removing toxins and impurities from the body. The primary ingredient in the Bentonite Me Baby product is Pure Calcium Bentonite Clay, which is made from aged volcanic ash. Considered a medicinal form of clay, this product is sold as a detoxifying and cleansing agent, with some sources suggesting both topical and internal use. Manufacturer Alikay Naturals reportedly does not suggest or condone internal use of the product, though some retailers do state that the product can be used to detoxify and cleanse the digestive tract.
Bentonite Me Baby Facts: Potential Dangers
Lead poisoning is dangerous, especially to pregnant mothers and children. It is important to know that if you have been exposed to lead in the past, it can affect you if you are pregnant now, or are planning to become pregnant in the future. In addition to the dangers of lead exposure while pregnant, your body can store lead from past exposure, which can then be passed to your unborn baby.
In general, lead poisoning can compromise your immune system, cause damage to your kidneys, and be dangerous to your central nervous system. Further dangers to children include behavioral difficulties, impaired cognitive function, low birth weight, and reduced IQ.
Get Answers to Your Questions
If you have questions about defective or contaminated products, you should contact an attorney to learn more about your rights as a consumer. At Brown Wharton & Brothers, our attorneys understand the dangers of lead exposure, and are prepared to fight for your rights. Schedule a free case evaluation today by filling out our simple form, or by calling us at 877-415-6603.