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Colgate says fake toothpaste a low health risk
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Colgate-Palmolive Co. said on Friday that counterfeit toothpaste falsely labeled as "Colgate" posed a low health risk, and the company said it was picking up the suspected fakes from small independent stores in four U.S. states.
Colgate has contacted all of its accounts to ensure they have no fakes, the company added.
The counterfeit toothpaste, containing the toxic chemical diethylene glycol, is labeled as being manufactured in South Africa and comes in a 5-ounce tube, a size Colgate does not sell in the United States.
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