Scope Mouthwash Recalled

About 35,000 bottles of <"">Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash, 1-Liter Size, have been recalled by Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio due to failure to meet child-resistant closure requirement, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The mouthwash contains ethyl alcohol and certain bottles have malfunctioning child-resistant caps and lack the statement, “This Package for Households Without Young children,” as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ethyl alcohol is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves some bottles of Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash in 1 liter sizes. The recalled bottles have the number 4 on the bottom of the bottle. The bottles with the 4 on the bottom may not be child-resistant. Consumers can also attempt to twist the cap open. If the cap can be twisted off without squeezing the tabs on the cap, the package is not child-resistant.

The recalled Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash, 1-Liter Size, were manufactured in the United States and were sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers between January 2010 and June 2010 for about $4.

Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Consumers who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed. Procter & Gamble can be reached toll-free at (877) 340-8825 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or by logging on to the firm’s Website at:

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