Electric Toothbrushes May Pose a Choking Hazard

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for electric toothbrushes for the Arm and Hammer and Crest Spinbrush brands due to choking and injury hazards.

“We’ve had reports in which parts of the toothbrush broke off during use and were released into the mouth with great speed, causing broken teeth and presenting a choking hazard,” said Shumaya Ali, a consumer safety officer at the FDA.

The FDA added that some of the injuries linked to the electric toothbrushes include injuries to the face and eyes, cuts to the mouth and gums, chipped or broken teeth, and issues relating to broken pieces that were swallowed and/or choked on.

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