For Holiday Stain Crises, “Call In” the Expert


Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Don’t let stains and spills spoil your thrills this holiday season, the solutions to your holiday party snafus are only a phone call – or mouse click – away!

Dr. Laundry (a.k.a. Harold Baker, Associate Research Fellow at The Clorox Company) will once again offer frantic holiday entertainers some much needed relief with the Clorox Holiday Stain Hotline. Callers simply dial 1-877-STAIN-411, select their stain from a list of choices – including gravy and coffee – and are guided by Dr. Laundry through the proper course of treatment.

Also, those stumped by stains can visit to view Dr. Laundry’s newest stain savior, a series of online instructional videos. In the “Season’s Eating’s” video, Dr. Laundry demonstrates the step-by-step process for removing the most stubborn of holiday stains such as eggnog, cranberry sauce and red wine. Also featured are additional videos demonstrating the ins and outs of using bleach.

“Let’s face it, stains happen. Inevitably, your holiday guests will leave their mark in your home, whether it’s lipstick on napkins or coffee on tablecloths,” says Dr. Laundry, who has over 30 years of research experience and has aided Clorox in developing many of its best known products. “You may not have an army of elves to help with the post-party clean up, but I’m here to provide a little comfort and free advice as your mountains of wash start to pile up.”

Dr. Laundry’s Holiday Stain Hotline and online instructional videos will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need help with a mysterious stain not offered on the Holiday Stain Hotline or shown in the online videos? What about answers to your other laundry questions? Seek advice directly from Dr. Laundry by visiting his Web log at

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About Clorox® Regular-Bleach Clorox® bleach is a solution of sodium hypochlorite, which breaks down primarily into salt and water after use. There is no free chlorine in any Clorox® bleach product. Clorox® Regular-Bleach is effective in whitening laundry whites and disinfecting surfaces around the home. In fact, bleach is the most widely available and affordable disinfectant on Earth. Since it was introduced in 1913, Clorox® Regular-Bleach has been used in places where killing germs is critical: in hospitals, nursing homes, child-care centers and schools. In fact, when the first Apollo flights were heading into space, NASA used Clorox® Regular-Bleach to decontaminate the capsules returning from orbit. Disinfecting household surfaces with Clorox® Regular-Bleach is still very important today since it kills germs that can make people sick, including Salmonella, E.coli and other germs of increasing concern like MRSA.

About The Clorox Company The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2008 revenues of $5.3 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers’ most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works™ natural cleaners, Armor All® and STP® auto-care products, Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration systems, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. With 8,300 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $73.9 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2008 alone, the foundation awarded $4.2 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $10.2 million. For more information about Clorox, visit

Contacts: Aileen Zerrudo, The Clorox Company, (510) 271-3075

Mary Seltzer, Ketchum, (415) 984-2235


Aileen Zerrudo
The Clorox Company

Mary Seltzer