Massive Toothpaste and Mouthwash Recall Issued Across the Country

Colgate has announced a massive recall in 11 states where its products were stored outside of permissible temperatures before being sold. According to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), six Colgate oral hygiene products are impacted. The recall applies to certain lots that were sold at Family Dollar stores.

This recall is extremely particular, so the details are important and the products may be hard to track down. It applies to some Colgate products sold in Family Dollar locations in the states of Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah. The FDA and Colgate cannot pinpoint exactly when these products were sold in stores, but they believe it was approximately between May 1, 2022 and June 21, 2022. The products were stored outside of the temperature requirements listed on the label, and were therefore deemed unsafe for sale.

The impacted products are Colgate Optic White Stain Prevention Toothpaste sold in 2.1-ounce containers, Colgate Optic White Charcoal Toothpaste sold in 4.2-ounce containers, Colgate Optic White Mouthwash sold in 16 fluid ounce containers, Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste sold in 30-ounce containers, Colgate Optic White Toothpaste Icy Fresh sold in 3.2-ounce containers and Colgate Optic White Stin Fighter Toothpaste Clean Mint sold in 4.2-ounce containers. There are SKU number associated with each product listed on the FDA's website, but there are no lot numbers or batch codes to further identify the recalled products.

It's not clear what the risks of storing these products outside of their recommended temperature range actually are. So far, the company and the retailer have reportedly not received any complaints about the products or accounts of illness from customers. Customers with further questions are directed to call Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687. Customers in possession of recalled products can return them for a refund at the point or purchase, even without a receipt.

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If you are experiencing any medical issues you believe are related to this recall, contact your physician immediately. For the latest updates on recalls, visit the FDA's website or follow one of its related social media accounts.