Major Retailer Has Some Explaining To Do After Second Scary Recall

A recall for multiple products has gone out by Family Dollar due to items that were improperly stored.  Colgate toothpaste and mouthwash are among the many products that were stored outside the required temperature limits, according to the FDA.

The recall has affected products in the following states, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah around the time of May 1 through June 21.

Some of the products recalled are the following:

  • Colgate Optic White Stain Prevention Toothpaste 2.1 oz. (998277)
  • Colgate Optic White Charcoal Toothpaste 4.2 oz. (998909)
  • Colgate Optic White Mouthwash 16 fl. oz. (999043)
  • Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste 3 oz. (999088)
  • Colgate White Toothpaste Icy Fresh 3.2 oz. (999749)
  • Colgate Optic White Stain Fighter Toothpaste Clean Mint 4.2 oz. (999750)
  • VERIQUICK Pregnancy Test 1CT (901260)
  • Fixodent Org Cream 2.4OZ (906018)

For a complete list, visit the FDA website, here.

The affected stores were notified by Family Dollar and were told to check their stock immediately, quarantine, and discontinue the sale of any product that may have been affected.

Anyone that may have an affected product can return them to the Family Dollar store where the item(s) was purchased without the need for a receipt.

Currently, Family Dollar has not been made aware of any complaints or reports of illnesses related to the recall.  Consumers should contact their doctor if they have experienced any issues related to the recalled products.

This isn’t the first time that Family Dollar has issued a recall.  In July, the company recalled over 400 products.  Some of those items included sunscreen, soap, Tylenol, and DayQuil.  These items were also improperly stored.

As reported on the FDA website,

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9am and 5pm EST. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

An accident is one thing, but two major recalls in just a few months is a problem. Dollar General has some explaining to do.




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