Toilet Duck

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Toilet Duck
Product typeToilet cleaner
Owner S. C. Johnson & Son
Introduced1981
Related brands Mr Muscle (in ASEAN markets like Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore)
Scrubbing Bubbles (in North American markets)
MarketsUnited Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Flanders, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Indonesia
The neck of Toilet Duck brand toilet cleaner ToiletDuck200706251755.jpg
The neck of Toilet Duck brand toilet cleaner

Toilet Duck is an American brand name of toilet cleaner noted for the duck-shape of its bottle shaped to assist in dispensing the cleaner under the rim. The design was patented in 1980 by Durgol from Dällikon, Switzerland. [1] [2] It is now produced by S. C. Johnson & Son.

Contents

The Toilet Duck brand can be found in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries around the world. In Germany, it is known as WC-Ente, previously produced by Henkel, [3] and now by S. C. Johnson (Germany). [4] In the Netherlands and Flanders it is called "Wc-eend", in France it is sold as "Canard-WC" and in Italy as "Anitra WC". In Hungary it used to have the name "Toalett Kacsa". Meanwhile, in Spain, it is sold as "Pato WC", in Portugal as "WC Pato", and in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina as "Pato Purific" or simply "Pato". In Indonesia, it is one of the "Bebek" (duck) line of products, such as Bebek Kloset, Bebek Semerbak, Bebek Semerbak Flush, Bebek In Tank, and Bebek Kamar Mandi.

The "Toilet" moniker has been dropped from the name in the UK and Ireland, and the product is now called "Duck". The same change is occurred in Hungary either, however also with the English "Duck" instead of "Kacsa". Today, the duck-shaped bottle is sold in North America under the Scrubbing Bubbles brand.

Ingredients

The following ingredients are part of all Duck toilet-cleaning products: [5]

Depending on variant, various dyes and fragrances are used, such as:

Advertising slogan

In the Netherlands, the advertising slogan "Wij van Wc-eend adviseren Wc-eend" ("We, the people at Toilet Duck, recommend Toilet Duck") was used in a campaign that ended in 1996. [6] Over 20 years later, the slogan is still being used as a general saying to dispute the independence of "expert" statements when they align with self-interest.

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References

  1. "Article about the invention and manufacture of the bottle" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27. (German)
  2. "US4437587A - Squeeze bottle for producing an arbitrarily directed liquid stream". Google Patents. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  3. "Henkel Produkte & Marken - WC Ente". Archived from the original on April 2, 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. "S. C. Johnson" (in German). Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. Johnson, SC. "Duck® Deep Action Gel Marine : SC Johnson". SC Johnson - What is Inside. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  6. "Slogan Wc-eend 'beste ooit' dankzij GeenStijl - NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl. Retrieved 14 March 2018.