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U.K. reports fake Colgate toothpaste

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's and drugstore chain Boots recalled counterfeit Colgate Cavity Protectiontoothpaste in 100 mL cartons, the companies say. Colgate-Palmolive says Dec. 24 that no adverse events linked to the products were reported and the counterfeits were limited to the two U.K. chains. Sainsbury's says it asked customers to return the toothpaste for a full refund and is investigating "how this has occurred so that we can prevent it from happening again." Colgate-Palmolive warned U.S. consumers in June 2007 about South Africa-made counterfeit toothpaste that may have contained diethylene glycol (1"The Tan Sheet" June 18, 2007, In Brief). The firm says tests found no evidence of DEG in the current batch of fakes

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