The FDA has recalled several brands of toothpaste, manufactured in China, after finding a poisonous substance in them. The poisonous substance is Diethylenme glycol. The brands involved are: Manufacturer: Goldcredit International Enterprises LTD Products: • Cooldent Fluoride • Cooldent ICE • Cooldent Spearmint • Dr Cool Toothpaste • Everfresh Toohpaste • Superdent Toothpaste Manufacturer: Gold Credit International Trading Co LTD Products: • Bright Max Peppermint Flavor • Clean Rite Toothpaste • Clean Rite Toothpaste Kit • Oralmax Extreme Action Kit • Oral Bright Fresh Spearmint Flavor • DentaKleen • DentaKleen Junior • DentaPro Manufacturer: Suzhou City Jinmao Daily Chemicals Co. Ltd. Product: • ShiR Fresh Mint Fluoride Paste
Diethylene glycol is a very dangerous and poisonous compound used in, among other things, brake fluids, glue and printing inks. Curiously, it is permitted to be used in the People’s Republic of China as an ingredient in toothpaste and cough syrup.