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Web Date: June 2, 2014

Maker Of Rat Poison d-CON To Pull Products

Pesticides: Reckitt Benckiser to phase out 12 products targeting rodents in response to EPA safety concerns
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, EPA, Reckitt Benckiser, rat poison, rodent control, rodenticides

After a long battle with federal officials, Reckitt Benckiser, maker of d-CON rat and mouse poisons, has voluntarily agreed to stop manufacturing 12 of its products by the end of this year. Distribution of the products to retailers will cease by March 31, 2015.

The company’s action comes after the Environmental Protection Agency moved to ban the 12 d-CON products last year, saying they do not meet the agency’s safety standards and . . .

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