P&G recalling some Oral-B brand mouthwashes in Canada

OTTAWA, Canada — Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its Oral-B brand mouthwashes in Canada due to possible microbial contamination, Health Canada announced.

P&G is voluntarily recalling Oral-B Anti-Cavity Dental Rinse- Alcohol Free (NPN 02129930) and Oral-B Anti-Bacterial with Fluoride - Alcohol Free Daily Use Mouthrinse (DIN 02130823).

P&G is requesting that retailers immediately stop the sale of these products and advising consumers to discard the affected product and contact the company for a refund by calling (800) 566-7252, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

According to P&G, if present, the microbial level poses virtually no risk to healthy people. However, people with severely weakened immune systems, such as those with cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to adverse health effects. As such, Health Canada reminded Canadians who have concerns about these products to consult with their healthcare practitioner.