Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd—Savacol Antiseptic Mouth & Throat Rinse

Identifying features

Consumers can identify contaminated bottles of Savacol Antiseptic Mouth & Throat Rinse by:
• Changed colouring
• The appearance of white flecks in the product
• Altered smell
• Different taste

What are the defects?

Some samples of the product have been found to contain bacterial contamination.

What are the hazards?

Bacterial contamination that is unlikely to harm healthy people, but may present a risk of chest infection to those with lowered immunity or long-term lung problems such as cystic fibrosis.

What should consumers do?

As a precaution, consumers should stop using this product.

Consumers should contact Colgate's Consumer Information Service on 1800 636 551 or at or by sending an email to the following address to arrange the return of the product and a refund: emailing

If consumers have any concerns about their health after using this product, they should contact their health practitioner.

For further information visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.

Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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