Counterfeit toothpaste is discovered

Jun 14, 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a counterfeit toothpaste falsely packaged as "Colgate" has been found in four states.

The Colgate-Palmolive Co. warned the counterfeit toothpaste was found in several dollar-type discount stores in four states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

The company said there were indications the product does not contain fluoride and might contain diethylene glycol. Colgate-Palmolive said it does not use, nor ever has used, diethylene glycol as an ingredient in Colgate toothpaste anywhere in the world.

The FDA recently recalled several brands of Chinese-made toothpaste because of contamination with the same chemical that's used in antifreeze and as a solvent.

The counterfeit toothpaste is labeled as "Manufactured in South Africa." In addition, the counterfeit packages have several misspellings, including: "isclinically" "SOUTH AFRLCA" "South African Dental Assoxiation."

Consumers with questions or who suspect they might have purchased the counterfeit product, can call Colgate-Palmolive at 800 468 6502.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Second security clearance investigation contractor hacked

19 minutes ago

Federal officials say the private files of 48,439 workers may have been compromised by a computer breach at government contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. The hacking incident is the second this year at a major ...

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

30 minutes ago

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle ...

Recommended for you

Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients

21 hours ago

Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company.

ICU diaries may aid survivors in recovery after discharge

Dec 15, 2014

(HealthDay)—Patient diaries kept during a hospital stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) for a critical illness may be used as a therapeutic tool to assist survivors in recovery after discharge, according ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.