Toothpaste Recall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An Indianapolis-based company that provides toiletries for hotels such as The Greenbrier is recalling complimentary, Chinese-made toothpaste after samples showed some contained a toxic chemical.

Gilchrist and Soames is recalling its 0.65-ounce tubes with the name Gilchrist and Soames on them. Some samples contained diethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze and is toxic to the kidneys and liver.

Greenbrier spokeswoman Lynn Swann says the White Sulphur Springs resort doesn't use the Gilchrist and Soames toothpaste but does use that company's lotion, shampoo, conditioner and bath gel.

The recalled toothpaste was made in China by Ming Fai Enterprises International.

The Food and Drug Administration is not aware of any U-S reports of poisonings from the toothpaste.

Gilchrist and Soames supplies hotels in several countries.

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