Potential Risk of Strangulation in Children Who Use Enteral Feeding Delivery Sets – FDA Safety Communication
The FDA is warning health care providers, parents and caregivers that there is a risk of strangulation in children who receive enteral feeding. The feeding set tubing can become wrapped around a child’s neck and cause strangulation or death. The FDA has received reports of two toddlers who died after being strangled by the tubing.
This safety communication provides:
- Recommendations for parents and caregivers of children who receive enteral feeding.
- Recommendations for health care providers.
- Background on the issue and the FDA’s actions to address the issue.
- Instructions for reporting problems with enteral feeding tube delivery sets to the FDA.