NPR reports that GlaxoSmithKline is recalling some of its Poligrip products. The recall applies to Super Poligrip tubes of Original, Ultrafresh and Extra Care. Zinc-containing denture adhesives like Poligrip and Fixodent are the subject of lawsuits around the country. Plaintiffs believe that use of the product can lead to ingestion of excessive zinc, which causes neurological problems.
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GlaxoSmithKline agrees that “recent publications suggest that an excessive intake of zinc-containing denture adhesives over several years may lead to the development of neurological symptoms and blood problems such as anemia.”
Here is a link to today’s consumer advisory, issued by GlaxoSmithKline. In the ultimate subsequent remedial measure, the manufacturer is now working on zinc-free products.
If you or a loved one have used Poligrip denture cream adhesives and since developed zinc poisoning, call one of our Poligrip denture cream attorneys at 800-553-8082 or get a free online no obligation consultation on your potential Poligrip denture cream lawsuit.