FDA Consumer Health Information - Toothbrush Can Chip Teeth and Cause Choking

Feb 16, 2012, 12:42 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When using your electric toothbrush, you don't expect parts of the device to pop off and chip your tooth, fly into your eyes or get stuck in your throat.

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But that's exactly what has happened to some users of the battery-powered Arm & Hammer Spinbrush — or the Crest Spinbrush, as it was called before 2009.

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