Product Recall: Listerine Agent Cool Blue Mouth Rinse

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies

McNeil-PPC, Inc., is recalling an estimated 4 million bottles of its Glacier Mint and Bubble Blast flavors of Listerine's Agent Cool Blue children's mouth rinse. In a somewhat vague explanation, the company says that it has found that "the preservative system is not adequate against certain microorganisms."

The company says that the risk of illness in healthy people using this product is very low, but it could present a significant health risk to those with weakened or suppressed immune systems. To date, there have been no reported cases of adverse affects related to the mouth rinse and no other Listerine product is affected by this recall.

This recall affects ALL bottles and consumers should discontinue use immediately and discard the product. Before you throw out the bottle, remove the back label, including UPC code, and call the company at 1-888-222-0249 for details on receiving a full refund. You can also get more information at the company's website.

This product was sold just about everywhere nationwide - supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants and other retail outlets. I myself picked up a bottle a few months ago at the grocery story. I saw this recall notice at least three times before I realized it was the same product that was sitting on counter in Ellie's bathroom. It's the blue stuff with the cartoon guy holding a magnifying glass on the front of the bottle.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.