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Savacol antiseptic mouth & throat rinse alcohol free chlorhexidine gluconate 2 mg/mL mouthwash bottle

Urgent medicine recall

3 November 2011
Level: Consumer
Class: II
Reference: RC-2011-RN-01076-3
Date agreed: 02 November 2011
Product: Savacol Antiseptic Mouth & Throat Rinse Alcohol Free chlorhexidine gluconate 2 mg/mL mouthwash bottle, manufactured by Gaba International AG Active, Switzerland. (Multiple batch numbers affected)
ARTG number: 159649
Batch number: All batches within expiry.
Sponsor: Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd
Contact: Colgate's Consumer Information Service on 1800 636 551.
Reason: The manufacturer detected microbial contamination of the product after an overseas report of a visual abnormality of the product.
Please refer to the TGA safety alert for more detailed information.

Classification system:

Class I defects are potentially life-threatening or could cause a serious risk to health.

Class II defects could cause illness or mistreatment, but are not Class I.

Class III defects may not pose a significant hazard to health, but withdrawal may be initiated for other reasons.

Class I & II recalls are considered to be safety related recalls.