No, Formula 409 is not cruelty free.
Owned by The Clorox Company, Formula 409 is an American industrial cleaning brand for different surfaces such as glass, stone, and steel. It has the capacity to clean appliances, household items, carpets, and more. Originally invented by Morris D. Rouff in 1957, the brand got its name after 409 attempts to formulate the best grease-cutting, dirt-destroying, bacteria-killing cleaner.
Formula 409 does not reveal its stance on animal testing on its website. Its parent company, however, states that “Clorox is committed to ending animal testing in our industry. We are, and will continue to be, relentless in our efforts to replace such testing with non-animal alternatives that are still able to confirm the safety of our products.” Despite Clorox’s claims, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’s Beauty Without Bunnies program indicates that Formula 409 conducts tests on animals. The brand, its suppliers, or authorised third parties may be doing it on the brand’s behalf. As such, Formula 409 cannot be considered cruelty free.