The Crazy Suburban Mom: This blog is not harmful to humans or pets when used as directed

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This blog is not harmful to humans or pets when used as directed

Well, y'all were probably right about that Formula 409 thing.

I shot the company a note via their website telling them I had trouble finding 409 but also that when I blogged about how safe I felt Formula 409 was the comments that followed voiced safety concerns. Their email response was:

Dear Ms. Reinhardt,

Thank you for contacting us about your Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner. We always appreciate hearing from our consumers.

When used as directed this product in not harmful to people.

Again, thank you for contacting us.

To be honest I was hoping for something rosier. Warmer and fuzzier, I guess.

I wrote back: "Is it harmful to pets than? It was a bit of an odd answer and I was expecting a bit more, frankly. " And got back:

Dear Ms. Reinhardt,

This product in not harmful to pets when it is used according to the labeled directions.

Again, thank you for contacting us.

Is it me or does that come off as terse and oddly brief to you?

Since my original post I bought a bottle, which states:

Precautionary Statements: Hazards to humans and domestic animals.

That sounds nothing like the emails to me. I don't even need to look up the MSDS sheets at this point. Clearly, there is more information to be had. But the lack of it speaks volumes.

So I'm open to new cleaner suggestions.


If you want to leave me some suggestions I will be grateful!

I may go back to using The Clean Team products . I bought a big kit of theirs several years ago years and really like them and if I recall they are food safe. I've run out of the cleaners but still use some of their products all the time.

The tile brush

Super-duper for cleaning tubs and showers.

Feather Duster

The scaper thingy

The best thing ever for scraping schmutz from where my stove meets the counter.

The Apron

Okay, I love my apron. It allows me to carry stuff from room to room and despite what my son says, I do not look like a tool wearing it.

So basically.


@eloh 7/1/09, 11:42 AM  

I erased my comment, what do I know, my house is a mess.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 7/1/09, 3:27 PM  

LOL... shoot, now im curious about what you said :)


The Laughing Idiot 7/1/09, 3:31 PM  

Hot soapy water takes care of a lot of messes.

Also, I like Kaboom! soap scum and hairspray.

My best friend has started using Mrs. Meyers cleaners. She swears by them and they smell really yummy.

Christa 7/1/09, 3:46 PM  

@eloh...omg that is hilarious...LMAO!
Again I recommend the natures source products, works just like their "comparables" but without the harsh odor.
Hot soapy water will do the job for just about anything, and if you want disinfecting my friend makes the mixture with Tea Tree Oil that does good.

chicamom85 7/1/09, 5:49 PM  

I feel weird about those 409 messages, I think I am going to stay clear of that cleaner. I have been using a cleaner called"Method". They don't test on animals and it works fine, and also have you tried those Mr. Clean scrubbing pads, they are amazing.


JUST ME, THE MOM 7/3/09, 11:47 AM  

Just love it when you find a good cleaning product! Anything to make the job less tedious:)


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