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Oral-B CrossAction Power and PowerMAX Toothbrushes and Refills

Audience: Home healthcare, long-term care providers and consumers

Gillette and FDA notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a recall of Oral-B CrossAction Power and PowerMAX toothbrushes and refills. Instances have occurred where the brush head became loose in the mouth during the assisted brushing of teeth of persons with special needs, such as cerebral palsy or autism. During brushing, the loose brush head was caught in the throat or swallowed. Gillette recommended that consumers stop using these products to assist in brushing the teeth of people with special needs.

[October 27, 2004 - Firm Press Release - Gillette]