|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 340-8825
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash, 1 Liter Size
Units: About 35,000 bottles
Manufacturer: The Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio
Hazard: The mouthwash contains ethyl alcohol and certain bottles have malfunctioning child-resistant closures. Ethyl alcohol is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves some bottles of Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash in 1 liter sizes. The recalled bottles have the number 4 on the bottom of the bottle. The bottles with the 4 on the bottom may not be child-resistant. Consumers can also attempt to twist the cap open. If the cap can be twisted off without squeezing the tabs on the cap, the package is not child-resistant.
Sold at: Drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers between January 2010 and June 2010 for about $4.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Consumers who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Procter & Gamble toll-free at (877) 340-8825 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to their website at: www.scopemouthwash.com
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