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FDA Issues Warning on Battery-Powered Toothbrushes

by Kathy Jones on February 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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 FDA Issues Warning on Battery-Powered Toothbrushes

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to the public about the dangers of using battery-powered toothbrushes after it was revealed that using some of the toothbrushes had led to chipped teeth and damage to mouth.

The warning was specifically focused on the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush brand with the FDA stating that some of the users of the brush suffered from tooth and mouth damage after a part of the toothbrush broke off and released the piece with great speed inside the mouth.

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"It's important that consumers know how to avoid the risks associated with using the Spinbrush. 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", FDA's consumer safety officer Shumaya Ali said.



Source: Medindia
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