The Food and Drug Administration is telling parents to stop using baby neck floats after at least one child drowned and another was seriously injured while wearing them.
- The agency says the popular inflatable flotation devices can actually increase the risk of drowning -- especially when they're worn by babies with developmental disabilities. Neck rings are often used in water therapy to treat children with spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy and cerebral palsy.
- Although an official recall has not been announced, the FDA is urging people to stop using neck rings and to report any injuries caused by them.
- Would you feel comfortable wrapping a float around your baby's neck?