Another product recall that might affect your children

Listerine has issued a recall for all bottles of it’s Agent Cool Blue plaque rinse. It has been determined that the preservatives in this alcohol free product are not adequate enough to prevent the growth of certain microrganisms.

I bought this product last year on the recommendation of our dentist. If your children are not brushing properly, it is supposed to turn the plaque that is left behind on their teeth blue.

To be completely honest, I haven’t been all that impressed with this product and it’s blue turning abilities. I kinda wished it was more like those red tablets we got in grade school that would turn your teeth all scary red no matter how well you thought you brushed. And then dye your tooth brush bristles red for awhile afterward. Do you remember those?

Anyway, ALL LOTS of this product are being recalled. Go here to their website to print out a form to mail away for your refund. No one has gotten sick from using this product, so you don’t need to worry about any past use by your children.

10 Responses to “Another product recall that might affect your children”

  1. Christine Says:

    What DID happen to the scary red tablets? Are we going to find out eventually that we’re all growing third eyes because of them or something?

  2. Murray Says:

    Thank you for this!
    I thought the same thing about the blue rinse…I kept expecting it to be like the red tablets and it wasn’t. My son is a master at speed brushing and I thought the blue rinse would be the perfect way to show him all the spots he had missed. For the most part, there was a slight blue film on his teeth and it only proved to him how well he was brushing since his teeth weren’t BLUE (like I told him they would be.) Wonder if the red tablets still exist?

  3. Brandi Says:

    I know you can find the red tablets in use by some military dentist so I can only assume they are out there. Perhaps your dentists might know. I should get some for my two, almost three, year old. He thinks brushing is a game so showing him what we’re trying to achieve might help with future habits.

  4. Elizabeth (Ella) Says:

    We used it ONCE (on one kid only) and I too thought it NO big deal and pined for the days of the toxic tablets (not really toxic - just looked it/tasted).
    So our blue agent has been sitting in the cupboard - now to be refunded!

    Thank you Chris!

  5. Katherine Says:

    The red tablets still exist - I got some from my dentist last year to use on my kids.

  6. t in hd Says:

    Oh, I remember those red tablets! They were so much fun, LOL. I wish I could get my hands on some of those for my kids. Might be helpful in getting them to brush a bit better. I don’t know if it’s something I can get from a German dentist. It’s dental week at the Kiga this week. I’ll have to ask if they have such a thing.

  7. Tracy Says:

    The red tablets are called disclosing tablets. They are available, without a prescription, at pharmacy counters. (At least here in Oregon they are!)

  8. Melanie Says:

    I have that stuff! I’m so glad we always forget to use it, even if it is supposedly safe.

  9. Karen Says:

    We weren’t impressed with the blue stuff either, but I had high hopes for it improving my oldest child’s (7) brushing habits. Now my 4-year-old (probably not even old enough to use it :) has fallen in love with it. Too bad he’s not better at pouring - we end up with blue all over the counter top, towels, bath mat, floor, etc.). Now I can end our blue mess AND get a refund! Thanks so much for sharing this information - I hadn’t heard anything else about it!

  10. Karen Says:

    Oh! And btw, the tablets are available at the dentist offices in our area - they also come in purple :) It’s almost worse than the pink, but it does the job!

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