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Febreze Fabric Refresher

Recently there have been comments and discussions posted on the Internet suggesting that the use of Febreze® Fabric Refresher in households is dangerous to animals. The following statement has been issued by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s National Animal Poison Control Center in order to help disseminate accurate information.

“Veterinary toxicologists at the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center are conducting an on-going investigation into claims that use of Febreze in the home caused the death of several pets. All information reviewed to date suggests that there is no evidence that Febreze represents any risk to pets when used according to label instructions. Presently, the center considers the product safe to use in households with pets. As with any cleaning product, the center recommends that birds be removed from the room until the product application has dried and the area has been ventilated.”

This notice was posted by Steven R. Hansen, DVM, MS, Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and Senior Vice President of ASPCA. You may find this notice as well as current updates regarding this subject on the ASPCA/ NAPCC website at http:// www.napcc.aspca.org or call 1-800-345-4735 if you have any questions or have a pet that you suspect is experiencing problems.