The mouthwash contains ethyl alcohol, and certain bottles have malfunctioning child-resistant closures. Ethyl alcohol is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by a child.
This recall involves about 35,000 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. You can 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.
Drug stores, grocery stores, and other retailers between January 2010 and June 2010, for about $4.
What To Do:
Keep this product out of reach of children. Those who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adults can continue to use the product as directed. For more information, contact Procter & Gamble toll-free at (877) 340-8825 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.scopemouthwash.com
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