The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 0920/07

Product:  Toothpaste.

Name: Toothpaste

Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Dr. Cool whitening

Type / number of model:  EAN 8588001584078, date of production 15 February 2007, date of expiration 15 February 2010.

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the presence of 2,9% diethylene glycol in the toothpaste as indicated on the package of the toothpaste.

The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and consumers with renal and liver disorders.

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the importer  (By: Other)

Description:  120 g tube of the toothpaste is of white-blue-red colours, the cardboard box is white-blue-red, too.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Slovakia