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Recall of Spinbrush Pro Clean SONIC Recharge Toothbrushes: May Overheat and Cause Fire, Burn or Shock
- Starting date:
- May 10, 2012
- Posting date:
- May 10, 2012
- Type of communication:
- Information Update
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Health Canada is advising Canadians that Church & Dwight Canada has initiated a voluntary recall of its Spinbrush Pro Clean SONIC Recharge Toothbrushes (see photo below) distributed in Canada and the U.S. The company has advised Health Canada that the recall is due to the risks, including fire, shock or burns posed by the charging base overheating.
This recall is limited to specific lots of the product (DD9355 to 9365 and DD0002 to 0122) that were distributed between February 2010 and October 2011. Church & Dwight Canada has received six consumer reports of overheating in the U.S. and one report in Canada. According to Church & Dwight Canada, to date there have been no reported injuries or fires associated with use of the device.
Church & Dwight Canada is advising consumers who have the affected toothbrushes to stop using them and return them to the company for a full refund. For further information or to determine if your toothbrush is part of this recall, you may wish to call 1-888-709-4100 or visit Spinbrush Rechargeable SONIC toothbrush recall.
Health Canada will monitor the recall by Church & Dwight Canada. Should new information be identified, Health Canada will continue to provide an update to Canadians.
Report health or safety concerns
Complaints involving medical devices can be reported to the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-267-9675, or by writing to:
Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate
Address Locator: 2003D
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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