Published: March 2006

Safety Information

Product Recall Notice - Macleans Protect Toothpaste

March 2006

Freshmint 150g – Batch No. 104470
Freshmint 120g – Batch No. 104598
Mildmint 120g – Batch No. 104469
Mildmint 120g – Batch No. 105056

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare NZ Ltd, after consultation with Medsafe, is recalling the above 4 batches of Macleans Protect Toothpaste. These batches do not fully comply with the microbial quality standards for these products. Although tubes from these batches pose little risk to most people, those who have a severely weakened immune system may be at risk of infection. Consumers who are concerned should contact their doctor or call our information line on 0800 550 560 for advice.

It is important to note that this recall only applies to these 4 specific batches of Macleans Protect Fresh Mint and Mild Mint. No other Macleans batches and products used by consumers in New Zealand are being recalled. Specifically, it is important to note that the 90g tubes of these two Macleans Protect pastes are not involved.

The products are sold at all major supermarkets throughout New Zealand. Consumers who have the product with the above mentioned batches should return the product to their retailer for a full refund or phone 0800 550 560 with any queries.

This recall only affects these particular batches of these products. The batch number for these batches can be found stamped on the end of the individual carton and on the crimping at the end of the toothpaste tube.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare NZ ltd
Quay Tower, Level 8
Cnr Albert & Customs Streets
Downtown Auckland,
New Zealand


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