|Please describe conditions ||Dear Madam,
Any feedback or advice regarding this would be most appreciated. I worked at a doggy daycare/boarding and pet supply store till 02/20/2010 when I asked for the phone number of owner to express concerns.
This is about using HDQ Neutral in doggy day care when animals are present throughout the business day to clean up their waste. 1st three words of direction under the animal sub-paragraph is “Remove all animals”. Also says on label IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO USE THIS PRODUCT IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH ITS LABELING.
The issue of the hazards and incorrect applications of HDQ Neutral originated from Michelle Pennick, then the newly appointed manager of animal care. She campaigned vigorously for a change in product. The reason for reticence given by Lisa(Store Manager) was there was no money in the budget to switch when we still had a case of HDQ. Michelle then bought with her own money product called Odoban and obtained
permission for us to use that in the day care rooms when animals are present. It was understood at that time we would use the remaining HDQ to clean rooms closing when animals are no longer there. When remaining HDQ we would a that time switch to Odoban or another product that could be used for both situations.
After a few days of using Odoban, we were directed by Lisa to switch back due to "complaints by customers and employees of unpleasant odors from Odoban". She said this came from the Owner/CEO John Dunn. I asked Michelle a few days later if she was present when this directive was issued by Mr. Dunn. Michelle and everyone I asked could not give first hand account of this event. It was few days after this that I could not sleep well thru the night due to my knowledge that I personally was not using HDQ according to directions from manufacturer, and have been using
it incorrectly for over 2 months.
I called the store manager the next morning to ask for the owner’s number. She would not give it to me till approx 12 hours later. After 2 initial voice mails stating that they will switch to another product, they changed their mind and are still using this incorrectly to the best of my
In response to my complaint with state labor board, Lisa Antoci states
First voice-mails from management started
about 10 minutes after my initial call.
Following is title of chapter regarding animals,
sentence, and second to last sentence.
of Poultry/Turkey Equipment, Swine Quarters and
Directions: Remove all animals and feeds from
vehicles and enclosures coops crates and kennels. Do
house animals or employ equipment until treatment has
absorbed, set or dried.
link to directions:
link to MSDS: http://www.spartanchemical.com/sfa/MSDSRep.nsf/0/569e7d63e8b40e1a852570d5006de728!OpenDocument
link to cautionary label:
Main concern is ongoing?, exposure to animals. My contention is, why not follow directions of product from the product's manufacturer? I have contacted everyone I could think of including Irvine animal control, Calosha, OCSPCa, various animal rights groups, but no one can offer any info, or consolation. Attached to this email are copies of the 6 voice-mails from management.