Rechargeable Toothbrushes Recalled Due to Possible Overheating and Sparking

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is recalling Spinbrush® Rechargeable SONIC toothbrushes because the charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns. The risk of these malfunctions appears to increase with the age of the product.  To date, six consumer reports of overheating in the U.S. and one consumer report in Canada have been received.


The recall is limited to select lots of Spinbrush® Rechargeable SONIC toothbrushes. Products with a lot number from one of the following ranges is affected by this recall: DD9310 to 9365 or DD0002 to 0122. The lot number can be found on the bottom of the charging base and on the packaging. Products with lot numbers outside of these ranges are not subject to this recall.


The Spinbrush battery-powered or Spinbrush® SONIC battery-operated toothbrushes do not have a charging base with an electric cord and plug and are not subject to this recall.


The indicated lots were distributed between February 2010 and October 2011 in the U.S. and Canada.


See the FDA Recall