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Comet (cleanser)


For other uses of Comet, see Comet (disambiguation).

Comet is a powdered cleaning product sold in North America and distributed in the USA by Prestige Brands. Scratch Free Comet with Bleach Disinfectant Cleanser contains 1.2% sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate and 98.8% "other" ingredients. The only clues about the other ingredients in the product are disclaimers on the label that mention that the surfactants in the product are biodegradable and that it contains no phosphate. Despite being labeled as scratch free, its label instructs to use plenty of water on delicate surfaces. Comet is not recommended for use on silver, painted surfaces, walls, soft plastic, aluminum, or rubber, except for tires. Mixing Comet with other cleaners, specifically toilet bowl cleaners and products that contain ammonia, is dangerous.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Comet was known for a series of extremely popular television ads featuring the character of "Josephine the Plumber" (played by actress Jane Withers). Later in the 80's, she gained a niece named JoAnn or Jo.

The brand was introduced in 1956 by Procter & Gamble, and was sold to Prestige Brands in 2001. Procter & Gamble retained the rights to market the brand in Europe, and to the professional (non-home consumer) market in the USA.

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