Today, I checked the FDA site for info about this recall. I hate to have to tell you this, but it affects humans too. So now I wonder why I can't find anyone who has heard about it.
Veterinarians, who are advocating for more dental care in pets, certainly should have been notified to enable them to look for animals that come in with symptoms that could be related to use of this product. I talked to my vet, and he hadn't heard anything about it.
The pet food recalls caused so much chaos last year that I could see how the pet toothpaste information could get lost in the shuffle. But, what happened to the notices about the human products? There are a couple of major brands on the list and a couple of toothpastes made for children, who we all know don't spit out most of their toothpaste.
The article I saw about the pet toothpaste just appeared in the January issue of a professional magazine I read. When I go to the FDA website, I see that this recall goes back to May of 2007, with product updates as late as October 2007. This same article also says no injuries have been reported, but I'm not sure how the manufacturer or the FDA know. No one seems to remember hearing about this recall. That's not to say it didn't hit the news, but it certainly hasn't been kept in front of the public.
Please check this list and then check your bathroom cabinets. Once more, don't purchase anything made in China even if it bears a well known brand name. Read every label on anything going on or into the body of you, your family, and your pets.