Toothpaste Recall

NEW YORK (AP) -- A report in the New York Times says about 900-thousand tubes of tainted Chinese toothpaste have been distributed in the U-S.

The toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze products has shown up in correctional facilities and some hospitals.

Officials in Georgia and North Carolina tell the Times no illnesses have been reported, and the toothpaste in question is being replaced with brands not manufactured in China.

Earlier this month, a spokesman for North Carolina's Department of Correction said Pacific brand toothpaste was distributed to prisoners who could not afford to buy a name brand at prison stores. The tubes were taken away after trace amounts of the chemical (diethylene glycol) was found in them.


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