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Swiffer Wet Jet Pet Rumor
image Teresa wrote in to ask about the truth of that email rumor going around alleging that the Swiffer Wet Jet cleaning fluid contains antifreeze and can be fatal to pets (you can read the full text of that email rumor here). Swiffer itself addresses this rumor on its corporate website, so it can be pretty easily debunked. It's totally false. But since I'm on the subject of Swiffers, I've got to note something about them that I find incredibly annoying... how you can only use Swiffer brand cleaning fluid with the Wet Jet. And, of course, the Swiffer brand fluid ain't cheap. Out of frustration, I ended up carving a hole in the top of the Swiffer brand bottle and pouring generic cleaning fluid into it, but that didn't work well at all since the fluid kept splashing up out of the bottle whenever I moved it too vigorously. So yes, Swiffer may be innocent of killing pets, but in my books they're still guilty of selling overpriced cleaning fluid. Yeah, I could stop using the Wet Jet entirely, but I don't want to do that because I like how the Wet Jet works. I just don't like being forced to buy only Swiffer brand fluid to use in it. (Sorry about the rant).
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Posted by The Curator on Mon May 10, 2004
...Lets think about this... A BIG multi billion dollar company is being blamed for deaths. Hm... I wonder if they will admit to them.. or get their greedy little hands to people who 'review' the product *eyes even aspca* to say "no scientific evidence".

Here's some for you, though it has nothing to do with pets. When i was in college, i had 2 roommates. Ok, we were clean but not the 'cleanest' women inthe kitchen. Low and behold, we got ants and beetles in the spring (like in any apartment place). Now... we tried everything to get rid of them, sprays etc to no end.

My one roommate bought a swiffer wet jet,to help keep the place clean. We used it once on thekitchen floor... and, ohmy, allthe insects died or disappeared. And dont comment saying our floor was gross, it was clean.

So... if you dont have pets, dont walk around in bare feet, or have small children. Buy a swiffer wet jet to kill your bug problem. lol

Oh... and just so you know. I am trained in public relations...... Basically, if something bad happens to my company, i'm the one who SPINS the issue to make it all better. ...You have no idea how many products on the market are bad for you but the public thinks are good for you. Due to a lot of money rubbing on a lot of hands in government organizations. Lets mehonest, people... If someone came up to you and was going to give you 60k to say this product is a good one... um... i would. its money.
Posted by Rachel  in  PA  on  Fri Apr 02, 2010  at  01:00 PM
First off before you accuse make sure your damn right! I have a 7 month old lab, a 4yr old cat and a 3 yr old pug, i have used the swiffer wet jet and wet wipes pretty much since they came out. And all animals are living and healthy. Those of you out there who are pointing fingers make sure you know for sure what caused your pet to be sick, they may have got into something that you don't know about. I am pretty sure that if it does kill dogs, my lab would be dead because he licks the floor constantly when he thinks there is a possibility of there being food and when he eats. And the other animals bowls are on the floor. Take your animals to the Vet people, if they think your animal has been into some type anti-freeze 9 times out of 10 they have!
Posted by Stace  in  Maine  on  Mon Apr 12, 2010  at  06:47 PM
lmao!!! Thanks Todd, i read how everyone found their battery compartment on the closet floor, i have been trying to figure out to change the batteries for over a month now, and was ready to throw it out and buy a new one, but i figured id give it a shot after reading this and check the closet, SURE ENOUGH!! hahaha.
makes me laugh.
thanks again!
Posted by Mysti  in  ct  on  Fri May 28, 2010  at  01:19 PM
Funny - I googled - "How do you change swiffer batteries?"

And I got this site...so I started looking around for the battery compartment!

Awesome, Thanks! cool smile
Posted by Angela  in  Alberta  on  Sun Jun 27, 2010  at  08:09 PM
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