If you purchase Colgate toothpaste in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Maryland, take a good look at the packaging first. In some discount stores, counterfeit products are showing up. These fake products are said to contain a poisonous chemical. It should be fairly easy to tell whether the product is legitimate.
The fakes include misspellings on the packaging, raising a red flag for any observant consumer. The fake products also say they are made in South Africa.
If you want to avoid the problem entirely, consider a store-brand product or another brand like Crest.