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Inspector finds no problems with hygienic toilet seats

January 30, 2013

CHICAGO — A report in the Chicago Sun-Times lead to several hygienic toilet seats having to be inspected by the city's janitorial contractor, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

hygienic toiletsThe Sun-Times reported that the "newly installed 'hygienic' toilet seats were dragging liquid from toilet bowl rims and leaving it on plastic seat covers," the article stated.

According to the article, officials from the mayor’s office have seen no problems with 12 seats installed by United Maintenance Company Inc. under its new five-year contract with the city.

The Sun-Times shot a demonstrational video showing how orange juice splashed on a toilet bowl ended up on what's supposed to be a clean seat after the motorized plastic wrapping rotated around the toilet, the article noted.

"Since we are aware of no complaints and know of no other major issues other than reporters pouring orange juice on the rims of airport toilets in the CTA subway, no specific action is needed," Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride said.

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