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Procter and Gamble identifies counterfeit toothbrushes

20th February 2009

Procter and Gamble have confirmed a number of toothbrushes on the market are actually counterfeit models, it has been reported.

A range of products falsely labelled as Colgate Massager, Navigator and 360, as well as Oral B Classic 40 and Contura, have found their way onto shop shelves, stated Emax Health.

Genuine Colgate implements can be identified by the packaging, which should be in English or French only, the website continued.

Oral B products can be recognised by the logo that forms part of the handle mould ? not a silver label, as some fake goods have.

If consumers suspect they have bought an imitation they should stop using it immediately, as the safety and effectiveness can not be guaranteed.

Emax Health described one case of a customer who had suffered after a dislodged bristle became stuck in his throat.

The publicly owned company Procter and Gamble markets more than 300 branded products in over 80 countries, while employing nearly 140,000 people.

Goods it provides include oral care, prescription drugs, personal cleansing, colognes and hair colour.

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