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Toothpaste Removed from Shelves

The following toothpaste brands from China were identified in June 2007 by the Food and Drug Administration as containing DEG. 
Cooldent Fluoride  Oral Bright Fresh Spearmint Flavor
Cooldent Spearmint    Bright Max Peppermint Flavor
Cooldent ICE  Shir Fresh Mint Fluoride Paste
Dr. Cool  DentaPro
Everfresh  DentaKleen
Superdent  DentaKleen Junior
Clean Rite  Oralmax Extreme
The following is a list of Connecticut stores where tainted or potentially tainted toothpaste has either been voluntarily destroyed or has been embargoed by the Department of Consumer Protection in June and July 2007 due to concerns about unsafe ingredients, or incorrect labeling.
  • Los Amigos Mini-Market, 133 Green Street, New London, CT – 17 suspect counterfeit Colgate Tubes
  • Dollar Forever, 311 West Main Street, Meriden – 12 Bright Max, 17 Denta Pro, 63 DentaKleen Junior, Blueberry and 63 Dentakleen Junior, Strawberry
  • Dollar Forever, 1200 Farmington Ave, Bristol – 23 suspect counterfeit Colgate Max Cavity, 40 suspect counterfeit Colgate Herbal, 82 suspect counterfeit Colgate Fluoride, 2 suspect counterfeit Colgate Triple Action
  • Kien Oriental Market, 1801 Park Street, Hartford – 26 suspect Chinese manufactured toothpaste
  • Dollar World, 550 Farmington Ave, Hartford – 17 DentaKleen Jar Blueberry, 17 DentaKleen, Strawberry
  • Dollar Value, 432 New Britain Ave, Hartford – 1 suspect counterfeit Colgate Max Cavity, 102 suspect counterfeit Colgate Herbal
  • Home Mart, 1264 Park Street, Hartford – 87 DentaKleen Mint & Regular
  • Coventry Farms Market, 793 Main Street, Manchester –7 suspect counterfeit Colgate Herbal
  • 99 Cent Plus, 302 Farmington Avenue, Hartford – 254 suspect counterfeit Colgate
  • Red Apple Supermarket, 73 East Street, Rockville – 109 suspect counterfeit Colgate
  • A-One Market, 162 Willow Street, Waterbury – 5 suspect Chinese manufactured toothpaste
  • Just a Buck, 49 Pershing Drive, Derby – 184 DentaKleen Junior
  • 99 Cent Store, 779 Wolcott Street, Waterbury – 46 Counterfeit toothpaste
  • TBS Asian, White Street, Danbury – 6 suspect Chinese manufactured toothpaste
  • Dollar Discount, 112 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel – 3 suspect Chinese manufactured toothpaste
  • Danbury Hospital Warehouse, Danbury – 3,661 suspect Chinese manufactured toothpaste
  • Patel Foods, 171 Spencer Street, Manchester -- 25 suspect counterfeit Colgate Gel and Colgate Herbal

A total of 4,852 units of toothpaste destroyed or embargoed as of July 19th, 2007.