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March 14, 2001

Colgate Recalls 7,300 Cases of Toothpaste

Jeffersonville, IN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Colgate Palmolive  is recalling certain codes of toothpaste because of microbial contamination-(Bacillus licheniformis).  U.S. Government research has found that this organism normally is not harmful to people.

This is the first public notice of this Class III recall issued by FDA.

a. Colgate Total Super Size 7.8 oz Toothpaste;
b. Colgate Total Family size 6.0 oz Toothpaste;
c. Colgate Great Regulator Flavor size 6.0 oz Toothpaste.

Recall #D-140 - 141-1.

a. SKU 74004, Exp. Date 03NOV02
b. SKU 74003, Exp. Date 03NOV02
c. SKU 72600, Exp. Date 03NOV02

Colgate Palmolive, Jeffersonville, IN.

Colgate Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ, by FedEx letters and telephone on January 12, 2001. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


a) Colgate Total Super size 7.8 oz -- 2813 cases
b) Colgate Total Family size 6.0 oz -- 2700 cases
c) Colgate Great Regular Flavor 6.0 oz -- 1862 cases.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 14, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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