Tainted Toothpaste

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers about possibly tainted counterfeit toothpaste after more than 400 tubes of it were found at five discount stores in Chicago.

Madigan sent investigators to look for tubes of counterfeit Colgate after it was found yesterday another state.

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that fake Colgate distributed in some East Coast states may contain a poisonous chemical typically used in antifreeze.

Madigan said at a news conference today that the toothpaste found in Chicago hasn't been tested yet.

Packaging can help consumers identify if they have the possibly bogus Colgate not approved for sale in the United States.

Madigan said consumers should look for packaging that indicates the Colgate was manufactured in South Africa or packaging that has Chinese writing on it.


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