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(CTV)   Colgate's electric toothbrush is the bomb   (ctv.ca) divider line
    More: Interesting, toothbrushes, Health Canada, AR System User, Colgate-Palmolive  
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10173 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Nov 2011 at 5:27 AM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2011-11-03 12:56:09 AM  
They *are* the worst Ivy League institution.
 
2011-11-03 2:35:10 AM  
FTFA: Health Canada says there have been nine reports of the problem in Canada, though none involved long-term injuries.

So... Short- and medium-term injuries are... more acceptable for an exploding toothbrush?
 
2011-11-03 5:32:27 AM  
I predict you will see these remarketed in dollar stores in a few months as "PlaqueBlasters" or some similar name.
 
JJR
2011-11-03 5:42:40 AM  
The story just doesn't have any teeth to it.
 
2011-11-03 5:52:17 AM  
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2011-11-03 6:06:23 AM  
Hey I've got one of BLAM
 
2011-11-03 6:13:34 AM  
Well that explains why 4 out of 5 dentists recommend Oral B. The 5th dentist used a Colgate brush and was unavailable for comment.
 
2011-11-03 6:19:03 AM  
That's how the fourth drummer died.
 
2011-11-03 6:34:18 AM  
Here come the bomb cavity searches at the airport.
 
2011-11-03 6:49:05 AM  
Silly Canadians and their exploding toothbrushes. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2011-11-03 6:54:33 AM  
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2011-11-03 7:02:30 AM  
Oh my god!. My brother got me one for Xmas last year.
He's trying to kill me.

Wonder how i can make it blow up intentionally... lipo battery or something?
I wanna see this happen.
 
2011-11-03 7:05:37 AM  
gah. false alarm.. wrong model.
 
2011-11-03 7:09:58 AM  
I know more than one person who's claimed to have used an electric toothbrush as a vibrator.

Nowhere in the article does it say that only their hands and mouths were injured.

Hmm.
 
2011-11-03 7:12:10 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I know more than one person who's claimed to have used an electric toothbrush as a vibrator.

Nowhere in the article does it say that only their hands and mouths were injured.

Hmm.


First thing I thought of.
 
2011-11-03 7:23:59 AM  
Perhaps our Canadian friends should look into this Underwriter's Laboratories nonsense.

I liked the musical toothbrushes sold 1-2 yrs ago which played a song in your head as long as you kept brushing. sadly, could not find the 'Marilyn Manson' model.
 
2011-11-03 7:24:48 AM  

KrispyKritter: Perhaps our Canadian friends should look into this Underwriter's Laboratories nonsense.

I liked the musical toothbrushes sold 1-2 yrs ago which played a song in your head as long as you kept brushing. sadly, could not find the 'Marilyn Manson' model.


They didn't make a NIN "Closer" model either.

"I wanna feel you from the inside"
 
2011-11-03 7:36:19 AM  
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So that explains it.
 
2011-11-03 7:42:57 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I know more than one person who's claimed to have used an electric toothbrush as a vibrator.

Nowhere in the article does it say that only their hands and mouths were injured.

Hmm.


We have to use the indefinite article 'a dildo', never 'your dildo.'
 
2011-11-03 7:47:51 AM  
A brush with death?

/Got nothin'.
 
2011-11-03 8:05:13 AM  
It's an evil dentist conspiracy!
 
2011-11-03 8:06:45 AM  

Nick Nostril: That's how the fourth drummer died.


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has no comment on the issue.
 
2011-11-03 9:03:22 AM  
hmm.. I have a few Colgate electric ones.. and one is the motion (still in package)
 
2011-11-03 9:04:58 AM  
No China bashing yet? Come on, we all now where these toothbrushes were manufactured!
 
2011-11-03 10:38:31 AM  
Article is lacking in info that the curious would like to know. Just how are they "exploding"?
 
2011-11-03 10:42:36 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Article is lacking in info that the curious would like to know. Just how are they "exploding"?


In an out-ward manner.
 
2011-11-03 10:53:01 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Article is lacking in info that the curious would like to know. Just how are they "exploding"?


Good question. My first thought was that the batteries were over-charging and bursting, but it looks like this model uses replaceable batteries rather than a built-in rechargeable.
 
2011-11-03 12:18:30 PM  

quatchi: A brush with death?

/Got nothin'.


booooo.
 
2011-11-03 2:26:21 PM  
Even that Health Canada website does not detail how the units are exploding. Are they afraid of being sued for detailing how the units are exploding??? farking useless mother farkers.


/Probably the battery explodes. The entire unit is a one time use, apparently. Battery dies and time to buy a new one jerkwads.
//I found two double 'A' batteries that had been in some old electronics(clock and settings backup for a boom box) for 15 years and they were only slightly leaking.
 
2011-11-03 2:32:16 PM  
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2011-11-03 3:10:00 PM  

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Instantly thought of this.
 
2011-11-04 6:16:31 AM  

BurnShrike: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Article is lacking in info that the curious would like to know. Just how are they "exploding"?

In an out-ward manner.


THPPTH!
 
2011-11-04 3:15:17 PM  
This happened to me using the same toothbrush back in July. I started brushing my teeth and then BANG, it sounded like a gun. (Probably sounded louder because the handle of the toothbrush was just a few inches from my ear.) The explosion blew the batteries and the motor right out the end, which flew off. Left a ringing in my ear for a couple hours. Definitely scared the sh!at out of me. I googled it at the time but didn't see any other cases so I just figured it was the batteries. Didn't bother contacting Colgate. I'm thinking moisture must get in over time causing the batteries to corrode.
 
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