Absolutely not! The Swiffer Wet Jet system contains 90- to 100-percent water, propylene glycol n-butyl ether or propylene glycol n-propyl ether, and isopropyl alcohol (1 to 4 percent). These ingredients are safe to use around pets when used according to label directions, and would not cause liver damage at product concentrations. Propylene glycol n-butol/propyl ether differs significantly from ethylene glycol, the potentially toxic ingredient present in most antifreeze products that can cause kidney, not liver, failure.
It is important to note that not all information sent via email or posted on the Internet is necessarily accurate. It’s always a good idea to verify any information regarding pet health concerns with a veterinary professional.
To read our press release about Swiffer Wet Jet, please visit ASPCA.org
I heard that there was another scare involving Swiffer Wet Jet. It seems that another dog died and a child became ill. Is the product still safe?
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Yvonne. We can certainly appreciate your concern. From time to time, this rumor does resurface, even though there is no scientific evidence to support the claims being made. While the reasons for resurfacing aren't clear, the bottom line is that the ASPCA still considers Swiffer Wet Jet to be safe for use in households with pets. And as we've said before, with any household product, it is important to read and follow all directions for use.
For additional helpful information on pet poison prevention, please visit APCC online.