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May 30, 2014

Largest American Manufacturer of Consumer Rat and Mouse Poisons Reaches Agreement with EPA

d-Con® agrees to remove its most hazardous rodent poisons from consumer market

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of d-Con® and the sole hold-out fighting the Environmental Protection Agency requirements to make rat and mouse poisons safer, has agreed to stop selling some of its products.  Nicole Paquette, vice president, wildlife protection for The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement: 

“We are extremely pleased that children, pets and wild animals will have a reduced risk of being injured or killed by accidental exposure to these toxic and dangerous poisons. The Humane Society of the United States thanks the EPA for placing reasonable restrictions on second generation anticoagulant, the most toxic form of rat and mouse poison, and following through with enforcement to ensure all manufacturers complied. Although under this agreement Reckitt Benckiser is allowed to continue to sell these harmful products until the end of the year, we urge retailers to remove them from store shelves immediately.”

Media Contact: Naseem Amini, 240-778-5545, namini@humanesociety.org

 

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