MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is voluntarily recalling Spinbrush® Pro Clean SONIC Recharge Toothbrushes distributed between February 2010 and October 2011 to retailers in the United States and Canada. The recall is due to the risk that the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking and the remote possibility for fire, shock or burns. The risk of these malfunctions appears to increase with the age of the product. To date, Church & Dwight has received six consumer reports of overheating in the U.S. and one consumer report in Canada. There have been no reported injuries to date.
The recall is limited to select lots of Spinbrush® Pro Clean SONIC Recharge Toothbrushes. Product with a lot number from one of the following ranges is affected by this recall: DD9355 to 9365 or DD0002 to 0122. The lot code can be found on the bottom of the charging base. Products with lot numbers outside these ranges are not at risk and are not subject to this recall.
The Spinbrush battery-operated or Spinbrush® SONIC battery-operated toothbrushes do not have a charging base with an electric cord and plug and are not subject to this recall. The Spinbrush Pro Recharge Toothbrush is also not affected by this recall.
Consumers who have the affected units should stop using them and return them to Church & Dwight for full refund. Consumers should call 1-888-709-4100 from 9 :00 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday (an automated service is available 24 hours a day or visit online at at www.sonicrechargereturn.com for further information and to determine if they have product subject to this recall).
Health Canada and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been notified of this recall.
Church & Dwight is committed to delivering only the highest quality consumer products and providing the appropriate information to ensure their safe use.
For further information:
Veronique Hamel - Director, Marketing and Development
Church and Dwight Canada