Toothpaste recall expands
(Washington - WABC, June 18, 2007) (WABC) -- The FDA has found a poisonous chemical in certain toothpastes imported from China. It's the same chemical found in counterfeit Colgate toothpaste last week.
The FDA has found the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol in certain toothpastes imported from China. The agency increased its scrutiny and testing of imported toothpaste and dental products after receiving reports in late May 2007 of contaminated Chinese dental products found in several countries, including Panama.
The agency is warning consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China and, through an import alert, is stopping all suspect toothpaste from entering the United States. The FDA continues to investigate this problem and will take further action, as appropriate, to address this important public safety issue.
List of Recalled Toothpaste Products
The FDA has identified the following brands of toothpaste from China that have been found to contain diethylene glycol. The products typically are sold at low-cost, "bargain" retail outlets.
Manufacturer: Goldcredit International Enterprises LTD
Manufacturer: Gold Credit International Trading Co LTD
Manufacturer: Suzhou City Jinmao Daily Chemicals Co. Ltd.
Manuifacturer: Shanghai Light Industrial
The FDA has identified the following counterfeit products:
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