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Thread: Color Catchers are still available

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    Super Member Sienna's GiGi's Avatar
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    They are not being discontinued. They are just not being shipped to other countries. Apparently they seeem to clog pipes in some washing machines creating expensive plumbing and appliance repair bills. They are also being blamed for some dryer issues too. I called a J&J rep after ordering them on Amazon and not being able to ship them APO. I didn't ask about Canada but this may be a logical explanation as to why they are not carried there anymore. I brought Carbona Dye Catchers instead. They are supposed to be used for up to 30 washes and they ship to APO addresses with no problems.

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    Big Lots has them. Almost picked up some on Sunday.

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    How do they clog pipes? My Color Catcher sheets are always still in the wash machine after the wash is finished. I toss them after the wash, have not put them in a dryer.

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    I agree I have never had one go down the drain - I think they are an invaluable tool!

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    I HAD ONE GO THROUGH THE OVERFLOW IN MY WASHER STOPED THE MACHINE FROM GOING THROUGH THE SPIN CYCLE.THEY ARE SO SMALL AND LITE WEIGHT THEY CAN JUST FLOAT OVER THE TOP. NOW I PUT IT INTO A SWEATER BAG BEFORE PUTTING IT INTO THE MACHINE, END OF PROBLEM.

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    good idea Gramie.

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    Super Member Sienna's GiGi's Avatar
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    The issue that Gramie bj had is what the lady at thier customer service said. Her solution is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    I HAD ONE GO THROUGH THE OVERFLOW IN MY WASHER STOPED THE MACHINE FROM GOING THROUGH THE SPIN CYCLE.THEY ARE SO SMALL AND LITE WEIGHT THEY CAN JUST FLOAT OVER THE TOP. NOW I PUT IT INTO A SWEATER BAG BEFORE PUTTING IT INTO THE MACHINE, END OF PROBLEM.
    Great idea, can use the small delicate mesh bags as well.

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    Great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    I HAD ONE GO THROUGH THE OVERFLOW IN MY WASHER STOPED THE MACHINE FROM GOING THROUGH THE SPIN CYCLE.THEY ARE SO SMALL AND LITE WEIGHT THEY CAN JUST FLOAT OVER THE TOP. NOW I PUT IT INTO A SWEATER BAG BEFORE PUTTING IT INTO THE MACHINE, END OF PROBLEM.

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    The directions on a box of Color Catchers recently purchased said to use a mesh bag. I guess they changed the instructions after finding all those problems.

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