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ACI: Attacks on cleaning product safety unwarranted

November 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is reminding consumers that they can continue to safely use their cleaning products with confidence, despite misrepresentations in an activist group report, according to a press release.

ACI also said proposed legislation to mandate ingredient listing on labels is unnecessary, because detailed information is already available through a successful industry initiative, the release stated.

"The safety of cleaning products is the top priority of makers and suppliers of cleaning products. Every single day, these products are used safely and effectively by millions of consumers," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI president and chief executive officer (CEO).

"The attack by Women''s Voices for the Earth upon companies and specific cleaning products is disappointing and regrettable, and only serves to unnecessarily alarm consumers and distort product safety," Rosenberg added.

According to the release, ACI added that federal legislation – just introduced by Representative Steve Israel – to mandate ingredient listing on cleaning products is unnecessary because of the industry''s successful ingredient communication initiative that is designed to provide updated information to consumers.

"Consumers today can find out detailed information about ingredients used in cleaning products by checking the product label, visiting a company''s website or contacting the company directly," Rosenberg noted.

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