RECALL: PetEdge Toothpaste Recall

Pet EdgeItchmo readers alerted us of a PetEdge toothpaste recall due to the potential of diethylene glycol. Emails were sent out to PetEdge customers notifying them of the recall.

Here is the recall information that was sent out to customers:

PetEdge is voluntarily recalling Top Performance brand ProDental Toothpaste with Toothbrush kit because the toothpaste could contain diethylene glycol. Only one product, which comes in two flavors, is affected:

Top Performance® ProDental Toothpaste with Toothbrush kit 1.4 oz.,

Item No. TP128
Beef flavor: UPC 721343128151
Mint flavor: UPC 721343128564

Diethylene glycol can cause headaches and illness, or in high doses, renal failure or death. Diethylene glycol is found in antifreeze and other solvents.The company has received no reports of any illnesses associated with this product and is recalling it out of an abundance of caution.

We ask that you immediately discard any ProDental 1.4 oz. Toothpaste (of either flavor) that you may have on hand and inform us of the quantity of discarded items by completing and returning the Product Destruction Log. We will provide a merchandise credit for the discarded product as soon as possible.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact us at 888-211-8706 or at mailto:questions@petedge.com?subject=Product Recall.

PetEdge appreciates your assistance with this voluntary recall and regrets any inconvenience this recall may cause.

Very truly yours,
PetEdge

Photo: PetEdge

(Thanks Corrie and Mary)

23 Responses to “RECALL: PetEdge Toothpaste Recall”

  1. kathy says:

    Of course.

  2. Jenny Bark says:

    Bet you all a cup of coffee we don’t see this on the news.

  3. Poodlluver says:

    Did you know that this is an ingredient used in antifreeze??!!?
    Check this out….
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05.....anama.html

    Thought i should mention the date on this article that i posted though. May 19, 2007
    I was just googling the name of the ingredient and found this older info.

  4. Cathy says:

    PetEdge is voluntarily recalling Top Performance brand ProDental Toothpaste with Toothbrush kit because the toothpaste could contain diethylene glycol. Only one product, which comes in two flavors, is affected:

    The toothpaste COULD contain diethylene glycol? Don’t these companies know what the hell goes into their products? Is this a US company taking lessons from China on how to make tainted products?

  5. purringfur says:

    The company must know or suspect something, or it wouldn’t issue a “voluntary” recall, the ONLY kind of recall we have unless it’s baby formula or a medical device, as far as I know.

    And, I’m sick of the phrase, “recalling out of an abundance of caution,” that we heard throughout the continuous pet food poisoning recalls that dragged on for months when pets were dropping dead left and right before our eyes.

    Bull! Whether there’s DEG in the toothpaste or not, DON’T THROW OUT YOUR EVIDENCE! It’s time to SUE EVERY COMPANY selling or making the toxic garbage for pets or humans. If you throw it away and your pet gets sick and needs expensive medical treatments for life, you have no proof — exactly what the companies are hoping for. So, accept the loss of a few dollars for product reimbursement and SAVE your EVIDENCE. And, get your pet tested and send the bill to the company!

    “We ask that you immediately discard any ProDental 1.4 oz. Toothpaste (of either flavor) that you may have on hand and inform us of the quantity of discarded items by completing and returning the Product Destruction Log. We will provide a merchandise credit for the discarded product as soon as possible.”

    I’ve never been an advocate of suing, but I am now since the recalls! If companies don’t know what toxic substances may potentially be in their products, and they’re too profit hungry to oversee their products’ manufacturing and are not testing all ingredients before they’re put out for sale, it’s time to make them pay attention by paying through the nose with lawsuits!

    PROFIT is all that matters, so speak their language!

  6. AnneLouise says:

    I agree with Purringfur — Someone has to make these companies accountable. This is all just too much. They’re not doing their job and checking out these chemicals 1st. They wait til an animal dies. Don’t throw the tube out is good advice. If one of my dogs die, you can bet I will go for their jugular vein. Which is their pocketbook.

  7. mittens says:

    i agree with purringfur-

    the companies encourage you to ‘discard’ any unused product so you dont have any evidence when fluffy or pugsly starts dehydrating or pushing up daisies. and now at the current state we’re in i don’t wonder for a second if they purposesly say such things to protect themselves from lawsuits. you know they do.

    see, now we’re just as cynical as they are…it’s disgraceful. antifreeze in gd toothpaste. when will they learn their lesson- it’s not the weather ,you corporate tool. stop using chinese ingredients in your products especially because you show no signs of wanting to check any of this stuff to assure it’s quality considering everything that has happened. maybe if you stop killing people’s pets it might be a good thing for business. if your client base is dead who’s going to be left to buy your crappy products?

  8. ShebzMom says:

    Toothpaste contaminated - with lead.. or DEG..
    EVERYTHING ARRIVING FROM CHINA CONTAMINATED
    WITH SOME KINDA KILLING AGENT.

    It seems really noble of PetEdge to just now getting around to testing the product that they are selling- that they imported.

    FDA HAS HAD WARNINGS OUT ABOUT TOOTHPASTE SINCE MAY.

    POSTED on October 9th 2007.

    FDA has identified the following brands of toothpaste from China that have been found to contain a poisonous chemical called diethylene glycol (DEG). The products typically are sold at low-cost, “bargain” retail outlets.

    Manufacturer: Hangzhou Vet & Pet Supplies Co Ltd

    Pro Dental Mint Flavored Pet Toothpaste
    Manufacturer: Yongnan Daily Use Chemical Factory

    Escents Toothpaste (may be part of an amenity kit)

    Manufacturer: Zhejiang Bohai Import And Export Co.

    Crescent Cavity Fighting Toothpaste
    Manufacturer: Ajiao Toothbrush Firm

    Crescent Cavity Fighting Toothpaste

    Manufacturer: Jiangsu Soho Intl. Group Corp

    Flora Fresh Toothpaste
    Manufacturer: Ningbo Powerwell Fine Chemical

    Healing Care Toothpaste in Dental Kit

    Manufacturer: Goldcredit International Enterprises LTD Products: (MainStar America, Selective Imports, Donnamax)

    Cooldent ICE
    Dr. Cool Toothpaste
    Everfresh Toothpaste
    Superdent Toothpaste
    Dr. Cool Coolmint
    Superdent Coolmint
    Cooldent Coolmint
    Cooldent Spearmint
    Cooldent Fluoride
    Everfresh Assortment
    BrightMax
    DentaPro
    Dentakleen
    Dentakleen Junior Brand - Strawberry
    Dentakleen Junior Brand - Blueberry

    Manufacturer: Gold Credit International Trading Co LTD Products:

    Oralmax Extreme Pack Kit

    Bright Max Peppermint Flavor
    Clean Rite Toothpaste
    Clean Rite Toothpaste Kit
    Oralmax Extreme Action Kit
    Oral Bright Fresh Spearmint Flavor
    DentaKleen
    DentaKleen Junior
    DentaPro
    Manufacturer: Suzhou City Jinmao Daily Chemicals Co. Ltd. Product: (Gold City Enterprises/New Star, Miami, FL)

    ShiR Fresh Mint Fluoride Paste
    ShiRFresh Toothpaste
    ShiRFresh Mint
    ShiRFresh Ice Mint
    Manufacturer: Shanghai Light Industrial Products:

    Freshh Spearmint (Following up with Mandalay International, Ogden, UT)
    MFR Unknown:

    Crescent Toothpaste (Dollar Ocean #4, Wheaton, MD and H&Y Trading Co, Capitol Heights, MD)
    Naturabella nino Dusanzo (Certejenas Inc., Cidra, PR)
    Manufacturer: Suzhou Qing Xin Daily Chemical Co., Ltd.

    Pacific Fluoride Toothpaste
    Pacific Fluoride Gel Toothpaste
    All Toothpaste
    Manufacturer: Guangdong Wellknown Ceramics Co., Ltd.

    Tian Qi Toothpaste

    ——————————————————————————–

    FDA has identified the following counterfeit products:

    Manufacturer: Unknown

    counterfeit toothpaste falsely packaged as “Colgate,” manufactured in South Africa
    counterfeit tooth gel falsely packaged as “Colgate,” manufactured in South Africa (may not contain DEG)

  9. Terry Q says:

    When is this all going to stop already. Yes I just checked out my toothpast and it’s the one recalled. The mint one purchased from Petedge but I was nEVER notified from petedge in any way about the recall. I use it on my little Maltese every day. I hope he’ll be okay………….

  10. Jovi says:

    As a long time customer of Pet Edge, I am a groomer, I was not notified of this recall. They send me emails for all other crap they are promoting but not something as BIG as this. I have bought and used this toothpaste on my Coton de Tulear for a year now. I have also reccommended it to customers of mine. I will have to notify them all of the recall by phone today. I feel bad! And yes I have several tubes in front of me now that are being thrown away. I can not believe that this recall was not made public in news. I guess its off to the vets today to have blood work done to make sure my dogs kidneys, liver and other organs are okay. I think I will submit the vet bill to Pet Edge. Everyone should! I guess I will no longer be a customer of Pet Edge due to the lack of communication during this recall.

  11. Jovi says:

    As a long time customer of Pet Edge, I am a groomer, I was not notified of this recall. They send me emails for all other crap they are promoting but not something as BIG as this. I have bought and used this toothpaste on my Coton de Tulear for a year now. I have also reccommended it to customers of mine. I will have to notify them all of the recall by phone today. I feel bad! And yes I have several tubes in front of me now that are being thrown away. I can not believe that this recall was not made public in news. I guess its off to the vets today to have blood work done to make sure my dogs kidneys, liver and other organs are okay. I think I will submit the vet bill to Pet Edge. Everyone should! I guess I will no longer be a customer of Pet Edge due to the lack of communication during this recall. I wonder if we will see a refund from them. I am still waitng for a refund on other items ( grooming ) returned to them a year ago!!! Its not an easy process!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I can’t find this on the FDA site. Has anyone heard anyone else say anything about this yet?

    Lemme guess, it’ll get lost in the holidays like everything else did last winter.

    The Friday Syndrome, or TFS for those following along.

  13. janie says:

    DO NOT RETURE OR TOSS RECALL PRODUCTS *EVER*!!!

    Wonder why companies are so quick to tell us what to do with the tainted products? Which are worth pennies, basically? Because they are EVIDENCE!!!

  14. BR says:

    There is NOTHING as of now on the PetEdge.com website about a recall for this toothpaste. I find that curious. Our vet gave us this toothpaste this past summer after we had our dogs teeth cleaned. Fortunately, she hated tooth brushing so much so we gave up after a month. The tube ingredients state nothing about anti-freeze….. but does state that it is made in China. I’m done buying anthing made in China or with no country of origin clearly stated.

  15. Cheryl Wrona says:

    The diethylene glycol is not suppose to be in the toothpaste. That is why the recall is happening.I believe it is the main ingredient in antifreeze. It’s sweet, that’s why cats and dogs go for it. Couple drops and your cat could die and small dogs, also. This has been a problem for awhile in human toothpaste. I think it was the Philippines that 50 people died from this problem.
    As for teeth cleaning, try mother nature. Give you cat and dog a uncooked chicken bone every couple days and they’ll have spotless teeth. Be cautious, watch you animal to make sure they chew them right and check to see if they get diarrhea. If you are feeding crummy food the goodness of the bones may be too much for they depleted digestive systems.
    I use to drive truck and these recalls are way worse than what we are lead to believe. Especially in food, chances are it is twice the amount than what is publicized.
    Take care.

  16. MarkH says:

    You know, this is really starting to infuriate me! This DAMN CHINA PROBLEM has gone on long enough! There are several other countries in the world, that would have HALTED IMPORTS IMMEDIATELY upon suspecting ANYTHING even MINOR!

    Yet, USA still has their PORTS open, freely accepting all products. I’d like to SHOVE SOMETHING UP the PORTS!

    I have also yet to see any pet food LABEL changes on canned food too. They get away with not putting “THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN”. If it’s not made in USA, they don’t have to put the country.

    This is all INSANE! I want to give a BIG F U to all you money loving scoundrels out there, that don’t care SHIT for our pets!

  17. BR says:

    Yes… my comment that “The tube ingredients state nothing about anti-freeze” was meant as sarcasm. The tube ingredients do state ‘glycerin’ which is a solvent used to keep ingredients from getting too hard. I suspect that glycerin must cost more than diethylene glycol which is also a solvent. If so, once again… greed wins.

    As for ‘country of origin’ labels… last I heard George was against them because he said they’d cost too much. Ghee… he wouldn’t want to interfere with the China to U.S. trade deficit by informing consumers of where their products are coming from, would he? … more sarcasm.

  18. mittens says:

    people seem perplexed at the antifreeze being in these products( which of course it shouldn’t be- it’s poisonous to humans too) but it’s really not as odd as it sounds in view of history. one of the reasons the FDA as we know it was formed out of an old relatively ineffective sort of mini lab that predated it was because of a rash of deaths associated with an entirely american made medication.

    many pharmaceutical ingredients that need to be blended into say a cough syrup are not water soluable- which they need to be in order to be effectively compounded. to overcome this problem they experimented with members of the glycol family and found it highly effective when something wouldn’t dissolve in water. they had no idea that what they ended up using- what we now know as antifreeze( this was i think the late 20s early 30s-it wasnt used as the common product as it is now but was a denzien of the chemistry lab. you dont want to know what was in a lot of those unregulated patent medicines and cosmetics of the time)- was deadly. children died. the man who helped formulate the product killed himself and the first food and drug act was passed forming the FDA as a distinct entity.

    it would appear perhaps because of it’s cheapness that the chinese are using antifreeze to dissolve compounds- it is in fact an industrial solvent- this would explain it’s presence . that they’re using it in things meant to be consumed by animals and humans is outrageously vile and does indeed, despite all it’s girly whining, come under the FDA’s mandate. that it’s been largely found in products meant for animals has allowed them a giant loop hole .the laws governing animal feeds and pet foods are not as strict as for that meant for human consumption. but we know toothpastes and medications for humans have shown up on our shores with antifreeze in them. i fear a raft of humans are going to have to die-middle to upper class americans( as it seems poor people can be subjected to the dollar store antifreeze toothpaste and it was a mere , forgotten blip)- before something is done. it leaves me speechless-it’s unconscionable- but such is the power of big business to flout laws,murder and turn a democracy into an autocracy dedicated to the f’ing dollar. i am largely a libertarian however when it comes to this sort of wanton disregard for aafety and life i have to say the government should be expected to go in and knock some damn heads and put an end to this insanity.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’m still not seeing anything on the PetEdge main page about this recall, or the FDA site.

    That’s a little, uh, disturbing, given the notice went out a couple of days ago.

  20. JOSH says:

    THis is to Cheryle worna… and any other people who read what she said…”As for teeth cleaning, try mother nature. Give you cat and dog a uncooked chicken bone every couple days and they’ll have spotless teeth. ” Ummmm i have to correct that its best that you dont because when your pet bites chiken bones the bone will chop and it will make a point at the end of it and when ure pet swollows it then it probaly stab his organs and such

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  22. pheephee35 says:

    Hi all — I don’t brush my pet’s teeth, but good grief this is awful. My naturopath just told me last week, dont buy anything from China no matter what. I guess the paper clips I am going to buy will be okay if I wash them. I can hope anyway.

    Did you read about the little beads for the kids to make crafts with? The Chinese put another product on them as a sealer, because it was cheaper. It turns into the date-rape drug when ingested from the beads or the sweaty little hands.

    Well the grandkids found some little beads at the park last week and wanted to keep them. We had to insist they throw them all away and go wash their hands!!

  23. Cheryl Wrona says:

    To Josh:
    I apologize for saying chicken bone. I should have said chicken necks or for bigger dogs turkey necks-uncooked. You do not cook these. I have been feeding my cats these for breakfast for 8 years and not one of them has punctured any organs. I am not sure where you got you information from, but cats and dogs do eat small birds sometimes and I do not recall hearing that it killed them unless the bird had a virus that affected them.
    My information is from my holistic/homeopathic vet, Dr. Pitcairns Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats by Kymythy R. Schultze, C,C.N.,A.H.I.
    You have to watch them for diarrhea because the animals system will not be use to such good stuff and will have to get use to it. One inch pieces work well to start and just watch the animal. Most will like this. Also, my cats only poo once a day because their system uses all the chicken neck so that helps in the kitty box cleaning department.
    Conventional vets will not go for this because it means you are trying to make you cat and dog healthy to the point they won’t make as much money from you. True holistic/homeopathic vets like not seeing you so much. They feel they have done their job right.

    BR-Sorry I did not catch the sarcasm. I know awhile back the glycol stuff got swapped with glycerin, put in human toothpaste and some people, I believe in the Philippines died.

    Thank you


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