Consumer Reports Puts Laundry Detergents To The Test
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Among laundry detergents, Tide is far and away the biggest-selling brand. Consumer Reports tested several types of Tide, along with more than 50 other detergents.

Each detergent is judged on how well it removes tough stains. Testers use swatches that are saturated with common stains such as blood, wine, dust sebum—commonly called ring around the collar—chocolate ice cream, and grass.

Among the detergents tested were Wisk, OxiClean, several Tides, and ones from Sam’s Club and Costco. And for the first time, Consumer Reports tested three from Persil. The brand is popular in Europe, but it’s new to the U.S. The company launched the detergents in Walmart and plans to expand to other retailers later in the year.

The Persil ProClean Two-In-One turned out to be the best laundry detergent Consumer Reports has ever tested. It surpassed Tide Plus Ultra Stain Release and Tide HE Plus Bleach Alternative, the other two detergents Consumer Reports recommends.

All three do a very good job on grass and chocolate, tea stains, and ring around the collar. But Persil is the only one that was excellent on blood. Like the recommended Tides, Persil ProClean costs about 25 cents per load.

Other good options for far less—Sam’s Club Members Mark Ultimate Clean and Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean Free and Clear. They don’t perform a…………… continues on CBS Local

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Russia Removes Foreign Detergent, Washing Powder From Shops
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Russian authorities ordered the removal of foreign brands of laundry detergent and other cleaning products from shops in the latest example of products being targeted by what is widely seen as retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow’s interference in Ukraine.

Russia’s consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, has a history of alleging violations and halting sales of products from countries that are engaged in diplomatic disputes with Moscow.

Rospotrebnadzor said on August 25 that is has told stores to remove some foreign brands of washing powder and liquid from stores because of what it claims are health risks.

The state-run agency said its inspections of selected products by top foreign brands — including U.S.-based Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, and Clorox, and Germany’s Werner & Mertz and Henkel — revealed high levels of toxic ingredients.

Most of the companies listed by Rospotrebnadzor have production facilities in Russia.

Rospotrebnadzor on August 25 also carried out an unscheduled inspection at the German-owned Henkel Rus plant in the Russian region of Perm.

Henkel said it had not received any notification from Rospotrebnadzor and that all its products had passed toxicological checks in Russia and had a state certificate of safety, the Reuters news agency…………… continues on RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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