There has been an urgent, nation-wide recall on Shir Fresh toothpaste. This product – made in China, of course – may contain diethylene glycol (DEG).
DEG is a poisonous solvent found in radiator fluid. It can have major deadly side effects, including central nervous system suppression and permanent kidney and liver damage.
This recall has been issued voluntarily by Gold City Enterprise LLC, Hallandale, Florida in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The recalled toothpaste made in China includes the following:
- Lot #777A – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE 9 oz UPC # 859750001023
- Lot #777B – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE PASTE 9 oz UPC # 859750001016
- Lot #777C – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE 9 oz UPC # 859750001023
- Lot #777D – SHIR FRESH MINT FLUORIDE PASTE 9 oz UPC # 859750001016
- Lot #2471A – SHIR FRESH ICE SHIR MINT FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE 6.4 oz., UPC # 859750001092
- Lot #2471B – SHIR FRESH COOL SHIR MINT FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE 6.4 oz. UPC # 859750001115
Consumers are urged to return this toothpaste to the store from which it was purchased and cease use immediately! Furthermore, anyone who has used this toothpaste should see a physician to have their kidney and liver values checked for abnormalities.
Stores selling toothpaste of any kind should immediately examine their inventory and check for this brand of toothpaste. The product is to be quarantined subject to the recall. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify your customers and notify them at once of this product recall. Your notification to your customers may be enhanced by including a copy of this recall notification.
This voluntarily nationwide recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Adverse Reactions or quality problems experience with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or fax.
Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 available at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm
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