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Toothpaste labeled Colgate recalled
msnbc.com ^ | 6/13/07 | AP

Posted on 06/13/2007 5:04:30 PM PDT by NRA2BFree

Edited on 06/13/2007 5:07:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FDA tests found antifreeze chemical; agency unsure if items are counterfeit.

Five-ounce tubes of toothpaste labeled Colgate and sold in discount stores in four states are being recalled because they may contain a poisonous chemical, according to the importer. A Food and Drug Administration official, Doug Arbesfeld, confirmed that testing had found the chemical in a product with the Colgate label. But he said the agency is unsure if it is really Colgate or a counterfeit.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; chinaingredients; colgate; diethyleneglycol; foodsafety; freetrade; globalism; poisonedtoothpaste; recall; southafrica; toothpaste; toxicchina
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Yikes! I use colgate!
1 posted on 06/13/2007 5:04:32 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: NRA2BFree
Yikes! I use colgate!

that's not the only poison in your toothpaste... any toothpaste with fluoride. Have you read the warning label on it?

And you put this stuff in your mouth? and in your kids mouths?,

Got the emergency number for the poison control center posted by your phone?

2 posted on 06/13/2007 5:11:03 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: NRA2BFree

The product at dollar stores seems dodgey at best. A considerable amount is labelled for foreign markets where the laws are lax.

But when you’re saving money, you have to cut some corners.


3 posted on 06/13/2007 5:11:48 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: maine-iac7

Don’t forget about the fluoride cities put in the tap water.


4 posted on 06/13/2007 5:12:36 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: NRA2BFree; mom4kittys

Ping


5 posted on 06/13/2007 5:14:38 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: NRA2BFree

Ah yes the wonders of “Free Trade!” As Thomas Caryle said about 150 years ago “Free trade means Cheap and Nasty.”


6 posted on 06/13/2007 5:14:41 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Don’t forget about the fluoride cities put in the tap water.

Yes...they're polluting our precious, bodily fluids!

7 posted on 06/13/2007 5:17:01 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: weegee
"Don’t forget about the fluoride cities put in the tap water."

And our teeth thank them for it. The acute toxic dose of fluoride is 2 to 8 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, do the math.
8 posted on 06/13/2007 5:17:16 PM PDT by ndt
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To: NRA2BFree
I quit using toothpaste years ago, when they started putting fluoride in all of it. I tried using the natural pastes, but they were just plain NASTY.

I'll just brush/swish with peroxide, rinse and be done, thank you. Once a week, I polish with soda/salt. Haven't had a cavity in many years.

9 posted on 06/13/2007 5:20:40 PM PDT by redhead ("Ah works dirty, but Ah does a clean job..." --Nightmare Alice in Li'l Abner)
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To: maine-iac7
Concentrated fluoride is nasty.

The diluted stuff in toothpaste and some municipal water is not.

This was a tin-foil hat issue about 10 years ago, people thinking they were being poisoned with fluoridated water.

10 posted on 06/13/2007 5:22:47 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; mom4kittys; blam; Salamander; Red Badger; WakeUpAndVote; dirtboy; Overtaxed; ...

11 posted on 06/13/2007 5:27:21 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: NRA2BFree

Colgate is screwed - they try to save a few bucks by importing toothpaste from South Africa and this is what they get. So sad, too bad - their brand just went down the drain...


12 posted on 06/13/2007 5:27:24 PM PDT by weef
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To: weef

I thought it was from China?


13 posted on 06/13/2007 5:30:27 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: O Neill

Grand Rapids was the first city in the U.S. to put fluoride in the drinking water. I’ve been drinking it over 50 years. It has made me go bald.


14 posted on 06/13/2007 5:31:13 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Or maybe being old did it.)
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To: weef

Everything I’ve heard and read says it’s from China. China is flooding the world with fake products and most are poisoned.


15 posted on 06/13/2007 5:31:16 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NRA2BFree

All youa cavities are berong to us!


16 posted on 06/13/2007 5:32:23 PM PDT by stboz
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To: donna

Hey stop confusing a good rant with facts.


17 posted on 06/13/2007 5:32:37 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Or maybe being old did it.)
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To: weegee

Thank God I have well water.


18 posted on 06/13/2007 5:32:59 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
...people thinking they were being poisoned with fluoridated water.

I don't believe it was considered poison...I thought the concern was that Libruls were using it to soften our minds to be more receptive to Dan Rather & Tom Brokenjaw mind control (see the movie 'Dr. Strangelove')...

19 posted on 06/13/2007 5:33:17 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: redhead

>>I quit using toothpaste years ago, when they started putting fluoride in all of it. I tried using the natural pastes, but they were just plain NASTY.
I’ll just brush/swish with peroxide, rinse and be done, thank you. Once a week, I polish with soda/salt. Haven’t had a cavity in many years.

My dentist told me I just need to brush with water and then rinse with salt water. Of course, I have all implants!


20 posted on 06/13/2007 5:34:55 PM PDT by Right-wing Librarian
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To: ASA Vet
It has made me go bald.

LOL...er...I mean, sorry 'bout that. Did the same thing to General Buck Turgidson, I heard...

21 posted on 06/13/2007 5:36:14 PM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: NRA2BFree

I started using toothpaste from the health food store a while back when I started hearing of poisoned toothpaste from china....

I buy Spry toothpaste.


22 posted on 06/13/2007 5:37:15 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: Right-wing Librarian; redhead

Teeth are a double edged sword.


23 posted on 06/13/2007 5:37:58 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: mom4kittys

I can’t take much more of China poisoning our products...


24 posted on 06/13/2007 5:39:11 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: NRA2BFree
There was no immediate reply to an e-mail message left with a Colgate-Palmolive spokesman Wednesday evening.

MS USA Trading, Inc. of North Bergen, N.J., said the toothpaste may contain diethylene glycol, a chemical found in antifreeze.

The company said the toothpaste, imported from South Africa, was sold in discount stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

“Made in South Africa” is printed on the box and includes Regular, Gel, Triple and Herbal versions.

Sounds like the the Hand of China again!

25 posted on 06/13/2007 5:39:44 PM PDT by restornu (Are China Goods, good for you? Be safe Buy American made)
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To: television is just wrong

Good choice, no longer any need to wonder if it’s PRC Poison. lol.


26 posted on 06/13/2007 5:44:09 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Or maybe being old did it.)
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To: ASA Vet
"It has made me go bald."

You're lucky, I'm going blind.

27 posted on 06/13/2007 5:44:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: ASA Vet

baking soda works well too.


28 posted on 06/13/2007 5:45:05 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: blam

You should have stopped when your mom warned you.


29 posted on 06/13/2007 5:45:51 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Or maybe being old did it.)
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To: television is just wrong
Follow it with a cider vinegar mouth wash.
30 posted on 06/13/2007 5:47:08 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Or maybe being old did it.)
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To: NRA2BFree
I use it too!

From the article..MS USA Trading, Inc. of North Bergen, N.J., said the toothpaste may contain diethylene glycol, a chemical found in antifreeze.

Mine says propylene glycol. Are they even adding diethylene on the ingredients???

31 posted on 06/13/2007 5:47:13 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: television is just wrong

I’ve brushed with baking soda (soft brush!) for several years now but that’s because I’m a wuss. The foaming of toothpaste makes me throw up. Baking soda doesn’t taste that great but it gets the job done...cheaply, too!


32 posted on 06/13/2007 5:48:07 PM PDT by Kieri (Midwest Snark Claw & Feather Club Founder)
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To: Deb
The company said the toothpaste, imported from South Africa, was sold in discount stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

"Made in South Africa" is printed on the box and includes Regular, Gel, Triple and Herbal versions.


From FoxNews.com:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,282036,00.html

Maybe they saved even more $ by importing from South Africa instead of China.
33 posted on 06/13/2007 5:48:37 PM PDT by weef
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To: Kieri

and NO fluroide which a lot of people believe to be poison


34 posted on 06/13/2007 5:49:02 PM PDT by television is just wrong (Amnesty is when you allow them to return to their country of origin without prosecution.)
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To: weef

...and Colgate will go the way of Peter Pan....and I liked Peter Pan the best. :(


35 posted on 06/13/2007 5:49:17 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I can’t take much more of China poisoning our products...

I'm with you.

Now what do we do?

36 posted on 06/13/2007 5:50:20 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: weef; mom4kittys
Maybe they saved even more $ by importing from South Africa instead of China.

Who owns the factory?

37 posted on 06/13/2007 5:52:45 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: maine-iac7
that's not the only poison in your toothpaste... any toothpaste with fluoride. Have you read the warning label on it?

No. I haven't. I guess I better do that now.

And you put this stuff in your mouth? and in your kids mouths?,

Yes. Only in mine. I don't have anyone else to poison. LOL!

Got the emergency number for the poison control center posted by your phone?

Uh oh, I guess I better do that too. ;o)

Seriously, I had NO clue, but I'm certainly going to find out now. What do you use to brush your teeth? I use baking soda sometimes. I wonder if that's bad for them too?

38 posted on 06/13/2007 5:52:58 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: fanfan

I know the Chinese own many factories in Mexico, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they had some in S. Africa as well. I have no doubt this stuff came from China.


39 posted on 06/13/2007 5:57:02 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: NRA2BFree
Yikes! I use colgate!

Then you better check it out!

The company [MS USA Trading, Inc.] said the [five-ounce tubes] of toothpaste, imported from South Africa, was sold in discount stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

"Made in South Africa" is printed on the box and includes Regular, Gel, Triple and Herbal versions.


40 posted on 06/13/2007 5:57:48 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: ASA Vet

“It has made me go bald.”

Me, too. And it gave me wrinkles.


41 posted on 06/13/2007 6:02:16 PM PDT by beelzepug (...making a sound like Lurch)
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To: mom4kittys

I see that my Crest toothpaste says “distributed by Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati Oh” but doesn’t say where it was made so I’m assuming it was made somewhere outside the country.


42 posted on 06/13/2007 6:02:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: weegee
Don’t forget about the fluoride cities put in the tap water.

i surely don't'

I have written on this many times in my columns - and I choose to live where I have my own sweet well water. If anywhere else, I get spring water - NOT just bottled water.

Did you know that most of the expensive bottled waters, like Pepsi's Aquafina and Coke's Dasani - "purified" water, is nothing but big city tap water? From cities like LA, Denver, Jacksonville.

If it doesn't list the source as spring water on the bottle , it's city tap water.

Want to read some more labels?

Just about all sodas and candies and anything we think of that used to have sugar in them now have, instead, high frutose corn syrup. Sounds safe? NOT. it's pure poison. Research it. Not only is it dangerous to your health, is puts on more pounds than sugar.

And then there's the problem with ANY carbonated drink..with reported studies linking them to loss of bone density - which can result in osteoporosis. (I learned the hard way. I was a "coke-a-holic" for years - and one day, I was 'attacked' with excruciating pain = two vertebrae had suddenly fractured: osteoporosis. I went cold turkey on the cola - )

We simply have to be our own physicians for the most part. And we are fortunate with the plethora of information now in print and on the net.

43 posted on 06/13/2007 6:03:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: mom4kittys; Cindy; backhoe

Off topic.

It’s amazing how things work out.

I bet you never thought that you would have this ping list responsibility when you decided to join and make a few posts, on FR.

Good on you.
And thank you.

:-)


44 posted on 06/13/2007 6:05:05 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: DumpsterDiver
The company [MS USA Trading, Inc.]

I can find bugger all on that company...

45 posted on 06/13/2007 6:05:41 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: NRA2BFree

I brush with Clorox. The teeth I have left are very white and very clean.


46 posted on 06/13/2007 6:07:32 PM PDT by Silly (http://www.paulklenk.us)
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To: ASA Vet

Now that made me Laugh!

I wonder what I could blame on it. I need a lot of excuses!

graying hair
thickening waist
splitting nails
sagging....oops better quit now!!!!LOL


47 posted on 06/13/2007 6:07:32 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: maine-iac7
that's not the only poison in your toothpaste... any toothpaste with fluoride. Have you read the warning label on it? And you put this stuff in your mouth? and in your kids mouths?,

OPE

POE

48 posted on 06/13/2007 6:07:38 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: mom4kittys

It was just a matter of time until we hit a BIG BRAND...

Now watch all the dominoes start to fall!


49 posted on 06/13/2007 6:09:08 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: NRA2BFree

crap, I’ve used Colgate so long I can spell
Colgate. Crap.


50 posted on 06/13/2007 6:09:24 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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