Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd—Periogard Chlorohex Antiseptic Mouthrinse and Gels

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Product description

Colgate Periogard Chlorohex Antiseptic Mouthrinse, 250ml & 500ml. AUST R26774. Colgate Periogard Chlorohex Antiseptic Mouth Gel, 250ml and 30ml. AUST R26783. Colgate Periogard Chlorohex Forte Antiseptic Mouth Gel, 30ml. AUST R26685.
Identifying features
(TGA R2004/1223-5)

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(TGA R2004/1223-5)

Reasons the product is recalled

The presence of a micro-organism Burkholderia cepacia has been found in one batch of Colgate Periogard Chlorohex Antiseptic mouth rinse on the market. Under certain circumstances, this micro-organism may be harmful to individuals with compromised health.

The hazards to consumers


What consumers should do

If you have a bottle of any of these products do not use it. Return it to the place of purhase for a refund or call the Customer Service line to arrange the return of affected product and refund. Customer Service Number 1800 636 551.


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Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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