Listerine Cool Blue RECALL...

United States
April 12, 2007 7:38am CST
Heard this on the TV today! My kids have been using this stuff and LOVE it! Even though they haven't gotten sick yet, I am still going to call and get my refund processed. WASHINGTON -- Johnson & Johnson recalled a recently launched Listerine plaque-detecting rinse marketed primarily for use by children after testing revealed contamination by microorganisms. The company's McNeil-PPC Inc. unit recalled all 4 million bottles of Glacier Mint and Bubble Blast flavors of Listerine Agent Cool Blue plaque-detecting rinse, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The recall covers all lots sold or distributed since the product's launch last year. The recall does not include any other Listerine products, including traditional versions that contain alcohol, spokeswoman Meghan Marschall said. Agent Cool Blue is alcohol-free. The company said product testing showed contamination by microorganisms despite the use of preservatives. There have been no reports of consumer health problems associated with the contamination, it said. It added the risk of illness is low, except for individuals with weakened or suppressed immune systems. Consumers should stop using and properly discard the product. The company is offering full refunds. For more information, call 888-222-0249 or visit www.agentcoolblue.com/. The rinse tints plaque blue, highlighting it to encourage better brushing habits, Marschall said. How do I get a refund? Consumers may obtain a full refund through calling the toll free consumer line at McNEIL-PPC, Inc., 1-888-222-0249, or click here to print the form necessary to mail-in to secure refund
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
13 Apr 07
You are kidding!!! What the heck is going on with all these recalls? I mean our veggies, pet food, now listerine. That is really getting scarey. What can we trust to be safe? I wonder what we are using that is bad and they dont want to tell us. I mean if it dont kill us they may not tell us. Crazy world we live in.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks for Best Response
• United States
13 Apr 07
I heard about this yesterday and went to the website, printed out the form and mailed the label to them. I really was taken by surprise with this one. It is such a great idea to have something that children can use for better dental health. My grandson wasn't happy to have to toss out his bottle.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
12 Apr 07
We haven't boughten any which I'm really glad of at this point. I just can't believe there is another recall. When will this end? It's getting to be a bit crazy with all of them. It makes one wonder what will be next. We've just had so many in the last few months. It's going to be where you are afraid to buy anything before we know it.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I saw it on the news but it didn't give as much information as you did I know there will be a lot of worried moms you have helped.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
omg i didnt know this. my kids use this stuff. i was just surfing around in mylot and when i saw your discussion topic i freaked. like i said my kids use this every night. thank you so much for the information. my kids hardly ever get sick but here int he last 3 months they have been getting colds right and left. i figured it was the weather not amking up its mind. have to wonder now if it may have been just them using this and there system being weak from constant use of this. i am calling them though. i mean i doubt if it made my kids sick but i am sure it didnt help lol.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Thank you for this information. My children haven't gotten sick using it either, but it is better to be safe than sorry.