Listerine for Kids Recalled

By: AP
By: AP

The maker of Listerine is recalling one of its rinses after tests showed it was contaminated with microorganisms.

A Johnson and Johnson spokeswoman says a company unit is recalling 4 million bottles of the recently launched Listerine Agent Cool Blue plaque-detecting rinse, marketed primarily for use by children. The recall affects the Glacier Mint and Bubble Blast flavors.

The company says tests showed contamination, despite the use of preservatives. However, the company says there have be no reports of health problems from the contamination.

Consumers are advised to stop using the product and throw it away. Refunds are being offered. Call 1-888-222-0249 for more information.


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  • by jennifer Location: new jersey on Apr 17, 2007 at 11:35 AM
    my daughter used listerine agent from september-january. she missed almost 60 days of school between that time period. she had whooping cough, high fevers on and off. blood work that came back with high white cell count, and strep throat! i'm very very scared that she used this product. i have put in a call to her doctor with hopes that she may be able to shed some light on this. anyone elses kids been this severe after using listerine? should i call the company? someone please help!!
  • by jani Location: the bronx on Apr 17, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    so much crap is marketed to us. the catfood recall affected me. i am still worried about my cat and if he is well. now my kids, espcially my 5 year old are at risk?! i threw our bubble blast out. i am pissed
  • by Jessica Gregg Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 15, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    We have been sick for the past two to three months on and off. This might be way!!!!
  • by Dan Location: Fountain on Apr 14, 2007 at 02:00 PM
    My kids have been using this for a month and have both since gotten ear infections and have been sick.
  • by Michele Location: Ft. Carson on Apr 14, 2007 at 10:03 AM
    We bought it about 1 month ago and my kids have been fine. I will throw it away though. I don't want to take any chances. How many more recalls are we going to have???
  • by lori Location: co.spgs. on Apr 13, 2007 at 03:04 PM
    Now Adays it seems everythings being recalled.
  • by Keely Location: shreveport on Apr 13, 2007 at 10:20 AM
    We have been using this and both of my children have been sick with a whooping cough they cannot get rid of infected throat and ears. Now i guess I know why.
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