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Spinbrush May Cause Choking, Teeth Damage

Some users of Arm and Hammer's Spinbrush have reported injuries caused by parts of the device popping off during use. The FDA says that the product, known as Crest Spinbrush before 2009, has caused chipped or broken teeth, cuts to the mouth and gums, injury to the face and eyes, and swallowing or choking on broken pieces. The potential for injury exists with Spinbrush for Kids, as well as several adult models. “In some cases, the brush head popped off to expose metal pieces underneath that can and have poked individuals in the cheek and areas near the eyes, causing injuries,” says Shumaya Ali, M.P.H., a consumer safety officer with the FDA. Brush heads should be replaced after three months, and the brush should be inspected for damage or loose bristles before use.

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