A counterfeit version of Colgate toothpaste that was marked "Made in South Africa" has been found in some Michigan discount stores. The toothpaste contains diethylene glycol, a harmful ingredient found in antifreeze. The FDA has issued a huge recall for all toothpaste made in China, as it may contain diethylene gylcol.
Some local dollar stores have been selling counterfeit Colgate toothpaste. Both dollar stores say they didn’t know until now that the toothpaste was counterfeit and that it may be dangerous. Once they found out, store management immediately pulled the products from their shelves.
Colgate does not manufacture toothpaste in China or Africa. The FDA has asked anyone with the toothpaste to stop using it immediately and throw it away.
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