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The magic dog hair brush saga

My friend Geraldine has this magic rubber bristled brush that takes dog hair off her car seats and furniture brilliantly and I couldn't remember the brand name so I googled images of her brush and found one at a car accessories company on the Internet and ordered two. One for my car and one for Bs as it seems RAZZLE does shed... And those hairs go in like needles and it is so NOT easy to brush them off.
The brushes arrived and I was so excited. I know. Lame. But I was. But when I opened the box and unwrapped the brushes... There was this sticker on them that just really gave me the creeps. I didn't want those brushes ANYWHERE near us.

This would be a product we might be using daily. Maybe several times daily. I freaked. Perhaps the brush's magic resided in some toxic ingredient? I went back to the website to make sure I hadn't missed the warning when I ordered them. No. No warning there anywhere.
I called the company and told them they really ought to have the warning on their site and I wanted to return them right away. PR person had me read the sticker to her and said she wasn't aware of that issue. She made no apologies And for the price of shipping both directions (the cost of one brush) I now no longer have those things in our home.

So the next time I saw my friend Geraldine I asked whether her magic brush came with any warning---and no it didn't. So this time I got the actual product name and went to the right website which is a family run business and only uses natural rubber from rubber trees... I ordered three--one for my sister too--for the price of two of the other toxic versions... I'm so excited. Yep. I am.

Sweepa brush


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Jun. 27th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
California has signs like that all over the place and on many products. I have seen them on hotels, stores, restaurants, etc. and on fairly innocuous items. I think the labeling laws might be a bit over-reactionary and a bit over-expansive, but since I don't know the specific chemicals or concentrations that necessitated the broad warning about I sort of note them and sort of ignore them. California is sort of California. (The brushes might be exactly the same, but one was manufactured or sold in CA, and thus got the sticker. Hard to know, but always go with what feels safer to you!)

Jun. 27th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
My friends brush actually felt different from those first brushes. It could be hers is broken in--if rubber breaks in. Or it could be that those others are synthetic rubber which very likely would have chemicals...
California is wonderful that way with all its warnings so you know and can make choices... I remember seeing warning signs at a Starbucks... Don't remember for what. But I bought stuff there anyway
Jul. 1st, 2015 04:20 pm (UTC)
What's the website in case other people want to get them too? Please...?
Jul. 1st, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Ok sure-- I'll also put it in the body of the post.
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