In a press release, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of a single batch of mouth rinse produced at a Proctor & Gamble plant.
The product being recalled is a single batch of Oral-B Tooth and Gum Care Alcohol Free Mouth Rinse (500mL, 350mL, 60mL) with a notification number of 11-2333. The batch was produced in a P&G plant in Retycol, Columbia.
According to FDA acting director Suzette Lazo, the recall is a precautionary measure brought on by the discovery of out-of-specification microbial levels in some products manufactured at the same site in Columbia. “All consumers who may have purchased the said products are advised not to use it and to immediately call the Oral-B customer service numbers at 894-3955 or send an email to email@example.com for more information,” Lazo said.
P&G’s corporate communications manager Anama Dimapilis told media outlets that the elevated microbial levels are still “virtually harmless for individuals who are healthy.” She continued by saying that the recall is being conducted because of the possible health risks to those with weak immune systems or otherwise “compromised” health.
As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I know that companies test and research their products extensively before sending them to the market. However, mistakes can be made as production volume increases. If you have been harmed by the use of a contaminated product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to learn more about your legal options.