British Columbia woman sues Colgate-Palmolive, claims her Colgate Active Angle toothbrush broke and critically injured her mouth while she was brushing her teeth and gums five years ago

LOS ANGELES , January 3, 2012 () – A British Columbia woman is suing Colgate-Palmolive Inc. after claiming that her Colgate Active Angle toothbrush broke and critically injured her mouth while she was brushing her teeth and gums five years ago, The Gazette reported Jan. 2.

The woman said that in October 2006, the handle of her Colgate toothbrush broke in two places. She stated the toothbrush tore her gums, and they bled profusely before she passed out.

The claims have not been proven in court and the woman is seeking general, special and punitive damages, plus costs.

The Active Angle toothbrush does not appear on Colgate's website, but a similar model is still being sold. No recalls have been issued for the toothbrush.

The primary source of this article is The Gazette, Montreal, Canada, Jan. 2, 2012.



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