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August 13, 2007

Fake 'Sensodyne' Toothpaste

The Department of Health and Children recently advised the public that fake toothpaste has been identified in one outlet in Ireland.

The fake toothpaste, is falsely packaged and labelled as ‘Sensodyne’ and is contained in cartons labelled in both English and Arabic script. This fake product contains diethylene glycol which is toxic if ingested: However, as toothpaste would only be ingested in small quantities – if at all – there is no significant risk to public health.

The product has now been withdrawn but anyone who has purchased the fake product should discard it. Toothpaste purchased in Ireland which is labelled in English only is genuine.

For more information, visit the Department of Health website