The Council on American-Dentistry Relations has issued an outraged press release calling for an investigation of toothbrushophobia at high levels of the TSA.
"Battery-powered toothbrush prompts airport scare: A bomb squad responded," from the Associated Press, January 4 (thanks to Maxwell):
ATLANTA (AP) — The tick-tick-ticking sound of a bag alarmed employees at the world's busiest airport, but it has turned out to be nothing more than a passenger's toothbrush.
The battery-powered toothbrush was responsible for the sound that gave rise to fears of a bomb at Atlanta's airport Friday morning. It led police to cordon off a section of the north terminal while a bomb squad responded....