New Research Shows Pacifiers Can Affect Dental Development for Children 2 or Older
Generations of parents have relied on pacifiers to soothe and comfort fussy babies. Pacifiers are a safe and effective way to satisfy the sucking urge of newborns and young infants. However, research shows that prolonged pacifier use by children over the age of 24 months can cause significant harm, and can impede a child’s healthy oral and orofacial development. Despite these well-documented findings, companies continue to market pacifiers for use by children 24 months and older without providing any warning of the risks associated with prolonged pacifier use. Some of these pacifiers are labeled as “orthodontic”, giving parents a false assurance of safety. All pacifiers—conventional and “orthodontic”—are harmful to children over the age of 24 months. Manufacturers are well aware of this, and should be held to account for their fraudulent and misleading marketing practices.
If you have purchased a conventional or “orthodontic” pacifier in the United States labeled for use by your child age two years or older, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the fraudulent marketing practices. The attorneys at Carlson Lynch would be happy to discuss your options with you at no cost. Just fill out the contact form below and an attorney will quickly get in touch with you.