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Toothpaste Warning

6 Jul

Breaking News

New fears over counterfeit toothpaste

Updated at 12:15 PM

OTTAWA (CP) — Health Canada warns consumers that ongoing tests on counterfeit toothpaste have resulted in preliminary evidence of a more harmful bacterial contamination than first suspected.

The report follows a June 29 warning in which the agency said that counterfeit toothpaste products, labelled as Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste Herbal and Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste Maximum Cavity Protection, contained high levels of harmful bacteria.

The agency warns in a new release issued today that if confirmed through further testing, the presence of this bacterium could pose a serious health risk.

Health Canada advises all those who have the phoney toothpaste to immediately stop using it and keep it out of the reach of children.

The counterfeit product falsely labelled as Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste Maximum Cavity Protection is marked as 100 ml, and is labelled as “Manufactured in South Africa.”

It contains misspellings including “isclinically” “SOUTH AFRLCA” and “South African Dental Assoxiation.”

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