Reckitt Benckiser’s d-CON brand says it will not be banned without a fight.
Not only did the pesticide brand say it will challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to ban 12 d-CON mouse and rat poison products from the market, a d-CON spokesman shot back an accusation that the EPA’s move is bad public health policy.
Last week, the EPA announced a move to ban the sale of the d-CON mouse and products produced by Reckitt Benckiser because these products fail to comply with current EPA safety standards.
“d-CON believes that EPA’s announcement puts the public health of millions of American families at risk,” said Hal Ambuter, director of regulatory and government affairs for d-CON products, in an email to HomeChannelnews.com. “We are deeply concerned that the EPA is trying to restrict access to essential safeguards that protect our families and our children from the serious public health dangers associated with rodent infestation.
Among the 12 d-CON products on the list to ban are: d-CON Concentrate Kills Rats & Mice, d-CON Bait Packs III, d-CON Ready Mixed Generation II, and d-CON Bait Pellets III. The complete list can be found here.
The products remain on shelves as the manufacturer has 30 days to request a hearing.
“d-CON has been committed to developing products that protect public health for more than 50 years,” wrote d-CON’s Ambuter. “We will vigorously challenge EPA’s actions to ensure that these effective and affordable rodent control products remain available to consumers to protect their homes and families for generations to come.”