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Boots and Sainsbury’s recall counterfeit Colgate toothpaste

BY Antoinette Alexander

LONDON British retailers Boots and Sainsbury’s have recalled thousands of tubes of counterfeit Colgate toothpaste.

According to published reports, the counterfeit products were labeled Colgate Cavity Protection and came in 100ml tubes. They were sold between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.

While the retailers believe that the fake Colgate toothpastes do not represent a public-health risk, Sainsbury’s reportedly wrote to 17,000 customers and put recall notices in stores. The supermarket chain was unable to determine the precise number of counterfeit products sold because they became mixed in with genuine product.

Meanwhile, Boots reportedly contacted its customers who use loyalty cards and put notices up in stores. Boots has estimated that a maximum of 235 counterfeit tubes could have been sold but it believes the actual number to be far lower, according to published reports.

Last year in the United States, batches of fake Colgate were stripped from store shelves due to concerns that they may contain the chemical diethyleneglycol, which is an ingredient in anti-freeze.

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Dial Corp. moves headquarters to Scottsdale

BY Antoinette Alexander

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Dial Corporation, a company of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, has announced the move into Dial’s new North American Consumer Products headquarters here.

“This building will provide us an exciting and innovative environment where our employees will thrive and flourish, and it is the first time our R&D and administrative offices will be under one roof. The highly creative building design will inspire collaboration and innovation between our scientists and businesses,” said Brad Casper, Dial president and chief executive officer.

Dial’s new 350,000-square-foot facility will span 4.75 acres with four levels, and three underground parking levels. Dial expects to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for its sustainable building elements sometime in 2009.

Dial’s brands include Dial soaps and Right Guard antiperspirants/deodorants.

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Sally Hansen to launch hair removal products for body, face in 2009

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Coty Inc.’s Sally Hansen brand is launching three new hair remover products for 2009.

Available in March will be the new Naturally Bare Creme Hair Remover for Body, Naturally Bare Waxing Strips for Faces & Little Spaces, and Sensitive Skin Spray-On Shower-Off Hair Remover.

The Naturally Bare Creme Hair Remover for Body is a patented micro-bead formula with Moisture-Lift Jojoba Beads that “prop up” hair so the remover works deeply for greater results. The formula includes honey, chamomile, lemon and soy. The price is $8.

To remove hair from little places like toes, knuckles, belly and facial areas, there’s the new Naturally Bare Waxing Strips for Faces & Little Spaces. The water-rinseable wax strips are pre-cut and pre-sized and are made on naturally derived PLA film. The price is $6.

The Sensitive Skin Spray-On Shower-Off Hair Remover works to remove hair in as little as three minutes by spraying, waiting and rinsing away. The product has a 360-degree spray to reach those hard-to-reach-places. The formula is made with lavender, vitamin E, aloe and botanical extracts for sensitive skin and features a hair growth inhibitor to help reduce the appearance of growth over time. The price is $8.

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