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« on: February 18, 2012, 09:06:14 AM »

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20120217/fda-warning-on-39-million-electric-toothbrushes
FDA Warning on 39 Million Electric Toothbrushes
Serious Face, Mouth Injuries From Arm & Hammer, Crest 'Spinbrush'

By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
February 17, 2012

Feb. 17, 2012 -- The Spinbrush electric toothbrush -- heavily marketed to children -- can cause serious face and mouth injuries, the FDA warns.

More than 39 million of the toothbrushes have been sold under various brand names. But all are called "Spinbrush." Those currently on sale carry the Arm & Hammer brand. Those made until 2009 carried the Crest brand.

"We’ve had reports in which parts of the toothbrush broke off during use and were released into the mouth with great speed, causing broken teeth and presenting a choking hazard," says Shumaya Ali, MPH, a consumer safety officer at the Food and Drug Administration.
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