Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste Found In U.S.

Law360, New York (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The latest in a string of counterfeit consumer products that have come out of the Middle Kingdom, fake “Colgate” toothpaste that could contain toxic chemicals has been found in discount stores in four U.S. states.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. on Thursday warned the public that counterfeit tubes of the company's brand of toothpaste found in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland could contain diethylene glycol instead of fluoride.

“Counterfeit toothpaste is not manufactured or distributed by Colgate and has no connection with the company whatsoever. Colgate is...
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