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It’s not deja vu — there’s another Family Dollar stores recall. This is the third one this year, and this time it’s toothpaste. The chain has recalled a few different toothpaste products from Colgate that were sold in 11 states. The toothpaste is being taken off the shelves because they were stored at improper temperatures.

This comes only a couple of months after one of the biggest product recalls this year, where Family Dollar had over 430 OTC products recalled due to the same reason as before — storage temperature issues. Before that, they had a major recall in February 2022 from a large-scale rat infestation.

Hopefully this is the last recall we see from Family Dollar in 2022, but at this rate, who knows? What types of toothpaste are in this recall? What other recalls does Family Dollar have? Do you get a refund if you have some recalled products? Is Dollar Tree involved? Find out all about the latest Family Dollar stores recall:


Check to see if you have any toothpaste or mouthwash in the recent recall.

On Sept. 15, 2022, Family Dollar announced they voluntarily recalled six different Colgate Optic toothpaste and mouthwash products. The products were shipped to Family Dollar stores in Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah from May through June 21, 2022.

The Colgate oral products in the recall are:

  • Colgate Optic White Stain Prevention Toothpaste, 2.1 oz
  • Colgate Optic White Charcoal Toothpaste, 4.2 oz
  • Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 16 oz
  • Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste, 3 oz
  • Colgate Optic White Toothpaste Icy Fresh, 3 oz
  • Colgate Optic White Stain Fighter Toothpaste Clean Mint, 4.2 oz


See if you have any of the hundreds of products from the last Family Dollar stores recall.

If you shopped at any Family Dollar store — except for those in Delaware, Alaska, and Hawaii — you’re gonna want to look at the FDA’s complete list of products included in the recall. There are lots of them; more than 430.

Some brands included are Colgate, Alka-Seltzer, Bayer, Dove, Old Spice, Tylenol, Crest, Vicks, Motrin, Aspercreme, Zarbees, Purell, Suave, Softsoap, and more.

If you have any items on the list, immediately stop using them.


If you have a recalled item, take it back to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

A Family Dollar sign and storefront during the day.

If you bought any of the affected Colgate Optic White products from May through June 21, 2022 or the hundreds of OTC products between May 1, 2022, and June 10, 2022, stop using them right away. You don’t even need a receipt to get a full refund when you return recalled items to the store.

Also, if you or anyone in your home got sick using any recalled products, then fill out their online form or download the form to mail it.



This is the second large Family Dollar stores recall this year after 1,100 dead rats were found in a distribution center.

An interior photo of an aisle inside a Family Dollar store.

Family Dollar isn’t having a great 2022. They’re still recovering from a February recall that happened after they discovered more than 1,100 dead rats at one of their distribution centers.

This resulted in a massive recall and over 400 store closures — plus the state of Arkansas is currently in a lawsuit with them over it.

Government inspectors found more than 1,100 dead rodents at the facility, but thousands more had been found over the past year. Ew.


Although Dollar Tree is technically the same company as Family Dollar, the recalls don’t affect them.

A family walking out of a Dollar Tree store.

No worries, Dollar Tree fans — it doesn’t appear that the recalls at Family Dollar affect their sister store. To get all of our best tips for shopping there, check out how to save money shopping at Dollar Tree.




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