Six different Colgate products sold at Family Dollar stores are being voluntarily recalled because they weren’t stored properly, according to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products were shipped to stores in 11 states from May 1 to June 21 this year. No illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported yet.
The following Colgate products were affected:
- Colgate Optic White Stain Prevention Toothpaste, 2.1 ounces
- Colgate Optic White Charcoal Toothpaste, 4.2 ounces
- Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste, 3 ounces
- Colgate Optic White Toothpaste Icy Fresh, 3.2 ounces
- Colgate Optic White Stain Fighter Toothpaste Clean Mint, 4.2 ounces
- Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 16 fluid ounces
The products were sold at Family Dollar stores in the following states:
- New Mexico
Employees at the affected Family Dollar stores have been notified and asked to isolate and remove the recalled products from shelves immediately. If you purchased one of the recalled items, you can return it to the Family Dollar where you bought it and you don’t need the receipt to do so, the FDA statement said. Given that employees are being asked to separate the recalled products and dispose of them, you may want to put the product in some kind of container (like a bag) before disposing of it or returning it to the store.
If you purchased one of the recalled products and you or a loved one starts to experience any unusual or surprising health problems after it’s been used, you should see a doctor, the statement said. The FDA didn’t list specific symptoms to be on the lookout for.
Any reactions to the recalled product can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program, which tracks health issues caused by potentially unsafe or recalled products. Anyone with questions about the recall can also call Family Dollar’s customer service line (844-636-7687) for more information.