Friday, June 15, 2007

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Warning: Counterfeit Toothpaste - may be harmful - if you've got any, stop using it immediately

If you buy your toothpaste at 99 cent or similar stores, you may have purchased counterfeit toothpaste.

Currently Colgate is warning everyone about counterfeit Colgate found in at least 4 states.

I suspect other brands will follow.

The counterfeit Colgate contains Diethylene glycol - a chemical used in the production of polyester resins, plasticizers, acrylate and methacrylate resins and urethanes. It comes labeled as a 5 ounce or 100 ml tube, a size not made or sold by Colgate in the United States. You can identify the counterfeit product by the words on the package, "Manufactured in South Africa", and there may be several misspelled words on the product carton including: "isclinically", "SOUTH AFRLCA" and "South African Dental Assoxiation." Colgate does not import toothpaste into the U.S. from South Africa.

If you've purchased this product, you should stop using it immediately.

Richard Kuper
The Op Ed Page

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