FDA Warns About Spinbrush Battery Powered Toothbrushes

Posted on February 18, 2012

FDA is warning about serious injuries and potential hazards associated with the use of all models of the Spinbrush electric toothbrush. There have been reports of the brush head breaking off or popping off in the user's mouth while turned on. This has resulted in cuts to the mouth and gums, chipped or broken teeth, swallowing and choking on the broken pieces, and injuries to the face and eyes.

The FDA says the unexpected release of any part of the powered toothbrush occurs, there is a potential for serious injury. This FDA says the risk is higher for unattended children or adults who may need assistance while using this device. The FDA issued the following recommendations to consumers using Spinbrush toothbrushes: This sounds like good advice for the use of any electric powered toothbrush.

There is also a safety notice here on the Spinbrush website advising consumers to replace brush heads after 3 months of use, or is brushes or damaged, or if parts have become loose.