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07/13/2011 05:33 EDT | Updated 09/12/2011 05:12 EDT

Oral B Mouthwash Recall: Health Canada Warns Of Contamination

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Health Canada says Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling two different brands of Oral B mouthwash due to possible contamination.

The products being recalled are: Oral B Anti-Cavity Dental Rinse -- Alcohol Free and Oral-B Anti-Bacterial with Fluoride -- Alcohol Free Daily Use Mouthrinse.

Health Canada says the mouthwashes are being recalled due to possible microbial contamination.

According to Procter & Gamble, the microbial level, if present, poses virtually no risk to healthy people.

However, people with severely weakened immune systems -- such as those with cystic fibrosis -- may be at greater risk of adverse health effects.

Procter & Gamble is requesting that retailers immediately stop selling the affected products.

Consumers are advised to discard the affected product and contact Procter & Gamble for a refund.

The company can be reached by calling 1-800-566-7252 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET.