Posted on November 22 2011

Toothbrush Recall

Health Canada is advising Canadians that Colgate-Palmolive is recalling their “Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush”. Consumers and retailers should contact the company directly at 1-800-268-6757 or for more information.

Health Canada has been advised by Colgate-Palmolive that there have been nine incident reports in Canada associated with the use of their “Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush” device. The incident reports submitted to the company by Canadians described that their toothbrushes had “exploded”. According to the company, none of these reports resulted in long-term injuries.

Health Canada recommends that Canadians do not use the Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush. It is also important to note that Colgate-Palmolive is no longer manufacturing this electric toothbrush, but it may still be in stores across Canada until the recall has been completed.

The company has assured Health Canada that they are monitoring, investigating and responding to consumers regarding reports of exploding toothbrushes and has stopped sale of the “Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush”. The toothbrush is no longer licensed for sale in Canada.

The Colgate Motion Electric Toothbrush is a battery-operated electric toothbrush. The head of the unit contains both a rotating brush as well as a stationary brush. The handle or base of the unit contains the motor and the battery.

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