The company said it is taking this precautionary step after finding that the child-resistant cap does not work in a small percentage of bottles.
The affected bottles have a number 4 on the bottom of the bottle to the far right of the recycling symbol (see picture). Consumers can also attempt to twist the cap open. If the cap opens too easily without squeezing the tabs on the side of the cap, it is defective.
On a properly functioning bottle, there will be resistance if the consumer tries to twist off the cap without squeezing the tabs on the cap. On the malfunctioning bottle, the cap can be twisted off without squeezing the tabs on the cap.
Consumers can discard the affected bottle and contact P&G via the number below for a coupon or refund. Consumers who wish to continue to use the product should do so as directed, taking extra care to keep it out of the reach of children.
P&G is removing the affected bottles from store shelves and has informed the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, who support the company's action.
Any consumer who has an affected bottle can call P&G for a replacement coupon or refund at the following number: 1-877-340-8825 (Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT).
This recall is limited to only Scope Original Mint and Peppermint 1-liter mouthwash distributed in the United States and Canada. No other Scope mouthwash is involved.
SOURCE: Procter & Gamble