Sorry Fido, Your Bowl is Radioactive!

caution-radioactive I still wonder about companies that don’t realize that we are now in the Internet Age. There is no more hiding behind voicemail, endless gatekeepers and clueless “customer service” employees.

Anyone in the know can freely post just about anything on the web and be in the news by nightfall because of Social Media. Here ARE 3 bullet points from an article on the What’s Next? Blog. Probably read it before Petco knew the article existed!

Here’s a quote from the article:
Dear Petco, Nature’s Variety and Diamond Pet Food: you need to read The Cluetrain Manifesto. It was written in 1999 by Chris Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger and Rick Levine. It said, in part:
A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.”

I’ll post the link to the entire article so you can read for your self where you can find more information about this.

  • Petco has issued a recall of stainless stell dog bowls because of possible radioactive contamination.
  • Nature’s Variety has issued a recall of several of its kibbles due to an “off-odor smell that may develop over time.
  • Diamond Pet Food recalls keep expanding, and now include tainted cat foods. Brands Diamond manufactures include Canidae, Diamond Naturals, Kirkland (sold by Costco), Natural Balance, Solid Gold and Wellness.

The bowls are contaminated with Cobalt-60, a radioactive material commonly used in industrial gauging equipment. Petco states it doesn’t know how the material got into the stainless steel bowls, but the company thinks it came from scrap metal.

Scrap metal? What? Last time I checked, radioactive waste materials were supposed to be classified as “Hazardous Radioactive Waste” and stored in Nevada! (Just kidding about the Nevada part)! Anyway, it’s certainly not supposed to be recycled!

Please pass this along. Radioactive Pet Bowls, now, that beats all!

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