Mouthwash Recalled For Danger To Children

By WBNG News

Mouthwash Recalled For Danger To Children

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM EDT

Scope® has recalled about 35,000 bottles of its Original Mint Mouthwash.

The 1 Liter Size bottles could have malfunctioning child-resistant caps and lack the statement, "This Package for Households Without Young children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

It contains ethyl alcohol, which is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children.

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.

They bottles in question were sold between January 2010 and June 2010 for about $4.

Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children.

If you did buy it, 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.

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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