EU Warns Member States About Chinese Toothpaste

Law360 (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has asked member states to withdraw certain Chinese toothpastes from their markets, after finding that the products are counterfeit and contain a poisonous substance.

Regulators issued the warning on Monday, asking member state governments to pull from shelves toothpastes containing diethylene glycol, a compound used in antifreeze.

“This summer, the European Commission received—via the European rapid alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products—multiple alerts about Chinese toothpastes, containing diethylene glycol, or DEG, a substance used in antifreeze and as a solvent,” the Commission...
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