The Feds Ensure Domestic Tranquility

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After cleaning our apartment, I decided to use one of those “odor ban” sprays that help make your furniture and carpets smell clean, the kind of product that you only use when guests are about to arrive to maximize one’s posery.

Imagine my surprise when I looked at the label (I’m sort of a chemistry geek and like reading the funky names of the several compounds) when I saw the following warning:

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.”

Does this mean I can get fined or go to jail if I use this spray without a sponge as the label requires, or if I fail to wait 60 seconds before wiping?

12:57 pm on September 17, 2006