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Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste Found
Allison Klimerman  212-310-3770
Tom Paolella  212-310-2774

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- New York, New York -- June 14, 2007 -- The
Colgate-Palmolive Company today warned that counterfeit toothpaste falsely
packaged as "Colgate" has been found in several dollar-type discount stores in
four states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. There are
indications that this product does not contain fluoride and may contain
Diethylene Glycol. The Company stated that it does not use, nor has ever used,
Diethylene Glycol as an ingredient in Colgate toothpaste anywhere in the

The counterfeit toothpaste can be easily recognized because it is labelled as
"Manufactured in South Africa." Colgate does not import toothpaste into the
United States from South Africa. In addition, the counterfeit packages
examined so far have several misspellings including: "isclinically" "SOUTH
AFRLCA" "South African Dental Assoxiation".

Counterfeit toothpaste is not manufactured or distributed by Colgate and has
no connection with the Company whatsoever. Colgate is working closely with the
US FDA to help to identify those responsible for the counterfeit product.

Consumers who suspect they may have purchased counterfeit product, can call
Colgate's toll-free number at 1 800 468 6502.


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