Frequently Asked Questions



How come the bottle is empty?
Because landfills stink too. By sending out empty bottles and encouraging you to refill your bottle, we help reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of waste going to landfills. And we’re not just about saving the environment – we also want to save you some dough! Refilling your bottle saves you a bundle. It costs even less to visit one of our Sudden Death Recharge Stations for a FREE refill anytime.

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Is Sudden Death Odor Eliminator only for sports equipment?
No! You can use it on anything, except your neighbors bad breath. Law enforcement and the military use it on their body armor. Divers use it on wet suits and BCDs. A friend used it on an incredibly stinky used car. A mom used it after a forgotten container of milk leaked in her car in the middle of summer. If it stinks, Sudden Death can kill it.

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Does Sudden Death Odor Eliminator harm fabric?
Sudden Death does not stain. Though it is always a good idea to test a small area first.

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When should I use Sudden Death? How often?
Spray after each use. For best results, get your gear out of the car and out of the bag to dry completely. Your oldest and stinkiest items may need more than one application to totally eradicate the stench. To prevent the stank from infesting new gear, start using Sudden Death with the first use.

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What is in it? Is it safe?
You probably come in contact with the main ingredient in Sudden Death every day. It has been a standard cleaning product in the food and beverage, janitorial, and healthcare industries for over 40 years. So, yes, it is safe to use at home and around children and pets.

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What does Sudden Death Odor Eliminator smell like?
Nothing. (see above)

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How does Sudden Death Odor Eliminator work?
Ancient family secret... Actually, it is basic chemistry. Sudden Death searches out and breaks down the common sources of bad odors.

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Is Sudden Death Odor Eliminator scented?
Hell NO! Do you want your sports gear to smell like summer’s breeze or fruity fresh? Didn’t think so. Here is a secret the other odor eliminators don’t want you to know: odor eliminators with strong fragrances are not eliminating anything just masking the bad odors for a short time.

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What is a Sudden Death Recharge Station?
A place to get a refill of your Sudden Death bottle for free. Yep, we said it FREE! Buy the bottle once and refill it over and over again. Check out our Store Locator to find Recharge Station near you.

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How does your free refill program work?
Ok, we get it. What you’re really saying is ‘What’s the catch?’ There is no ‘catch’. Visit any one of the special stores designated as a Recharge Station and they will refill your empty Sudden Death bottle for free.

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