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P&G recalls certain bottles of Scope mouthwash

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has voluntarily recalled some bottles of its Scope Original Mint and Peppermint mouthwash due to a possible malfunctioning child-resistant cap and lack of a required health hazard statement, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced.

This recall involves some bottles of Scope Original Mint and Scope Peppermint mouthwash in 1-liter sizes. The recalled bottles have the number "4" on the bottom of the bottle. The bottles with the "4" on the bottom may not be child-resistant. Consumers also can attempt to twist the cap open and if the cap can be twisted off without squeezing the tabs on the cap, the package is not child-resistant.

According to the recall, the mouthwash contains ethyl alcohol and certain bottles have malfunctioning child-resistant caps and lack the statement, "This package for households without young children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ethyl alcohol is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children. No injuries have been reported.

The mouthwash was sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide and in Canada between January and June for about $4.

Consumers should keep this product out of the reach of children. Consumers who purchased the product with the expectation that it would be in child-resistant packaging can contact Procter & Gamble for a full refund or a replacement coupon. Adult consumers can continue to use the product as directed.

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