35,000 Bottles Of Scope Recalled For Defective Caps

If you have a 1-liter bottle of Scope Original Mint Mouthwash that you bought sometime since January 1st, you might want to test the cap. If it twists off without needing the sides pressed in and it’s a got the number 4 stamped onto the bottom, Procter & Gamble would like to replace it, please.

The company says about 35,000 bottles may not be child-resistant, and it’s offering either a coupon or a refund to those who want to trade up to a childproof version.

The actual mouthwash inside is just fine, though. I mean, it’s not like this stuff was made at a Johnson & Johnson plant.

Recall Notice [Crest.com]
“Scope® Original Mint Mouthwash Recalled by Procter & Gamble Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement” [CPSC]


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  1. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    And how may people will keep the bottle, and refill it so they don’t have to whip out their engineering degree at 4am to clean their mouth out.

    • wrjohnston91283 says:

      I have a small listerine bottle that I refill from larger bottles. I cut off the tabs that make it childproof so the top just twists off.

  2. outsdr says:

    I would like to find and buy more of them.

  3. chaesar says:

    the cast of Toy Soldiers approves

  4. SexCpotatoes says:

    Haha, this reminds me of the time we were visiting a friend in his dorm room @ Akron U. Someone had brought a bottle of 99 bananas… yet we didn’t have a shot glass handy. I took a quick look around the room.

    “We can just use that Scope lid!” I exclaimed in a moment of inspiration.

    And we did.

  5. jrwn says:

    um, my 2 and 3 year old get into “child resistant” bottles without any problems. They only work the first 3 to 4 times, then the kids learn how to correctly use them.

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      it’s educational

    • Keavy_Rain says:

      As my 85-year-old grandmother will tell you, the “childproof” caps are only childproof if your child is an octogenarian and has arthritis.

  6. Thyme for an edit button says:

    Sweet, I am going to get a free bottle of Scope.

  7. dg says:

    And to think that I’ve been wasting my time all these years cutting those tabs off so I didn’t have to deal with the childproofing…