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To Whom it Concerns at DOW© Chemical and CEO Andrew Liveris,

cc:// Bureau of Letters of Consumer and Social Concern

One of your many products–“Great Stuff”–recently gained the attention of the Department of Letters of Consumer and Social Concern (“The Department”) because of some interesting phrasing on its United States issue label.  Shown here:

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The language is as follows:

This label is intended to meet the requirements of the United States.  If you are reading this in an area other than the United States, please refer to the label intended for that location.

We were, in fact, unclear as to the meaning of this directive.  Is there a department of “Requirements of the United States?”  Does the product itself meet those requirements?  And then, if the consumer were elsewhere, outside of the United States, what could he/she do to become aware of the new requirements for the specific location in which they are reading the label for Great Stuff?  If there is, in fact, a department of Requirements of the United States, it is important that the Department of Letters of Consumer and Social Concern become aware of it, not only for purposes of information gathering, but in order to get into compliance internally.

With diligence and civility,

Sincerely yours,

Benjamin Shook

spokesman for the Department of Letters of Consumer and Social Concern