The latest in our series on the most common problems with floor cleaners.
The problem: You can’t turn it off.
If you’ve been looking for a new floor cleaner that’s been out of date, you’re in luck.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that a lot of the products being sold on the market are out of compliance with federal safety regulations.
Some products are unsafe, others are not.
There are three kinds of products that are considered unsafe for consumers to use: aerosol, liquid, and gel.
“E.g., aerosol floor cleaners may not contain a product that has been tested in a laboratory,” says the CPSC.
“Liquid floor cleaners do not have the same level of safety testing.”
There’s one exception to that rule: Liquid floor cleaners are regulated by the CPSU, and if they do not meet the agency’s minimum standards, they are considered safe for consumers.
To make matters worse, many of these products are manufactured overseas, meaning they have less oversight than a brand-name product.
They are also more expensive, so they are harder to find in stores.
While you can still find floor cleaners that meet the standards, the majority of them are manufactured in China, which is not subject to the same federal standards as the U.S. or Europe.
And if you’ve got a new carpet, there’s still a chance you may run into some problems.
In the U, carpet cleaners can be considered a hazard, and it can be a problem if you’re not careful.