EPA Issues Order to eBay to Stop Selling 170 Unregistered, Misbranded Pesticides

Posted on June 16, 2021June 23, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

WASHINGTON – On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered eBay Inc., of San Jose, California, to stop selling 170 unregistered and/or misbranded pesticide products in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The EPA amended the Stop Sale Use or Removal Order issued to eBay on June 10, 2020 to include the additional products.  Following up on tips and complaints from consumers and members of the regulated community, the EPA identified 170 pesticides … Continue reading “EPA Issues Order to eBay to Stop Selling 170 Unregistered, Misbranded Pesticides”

San Diego Firm and Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Importation, Sale and Mailing of Product Marketed as COVID-19 Killer

Posted on May 26, 2021June 23, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego firm and its owner pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges relating to the unlawful importation, sale and mailing of an unregistered pesticide product from Japan marketed as a killer of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. The product, known as EcoAirDoctor, was a small badge represented to emit a gas that would kill viruses within a certain distance.  Such products are required to be registered as pesticides in the United States; no such … Continue reading “San Diego Firm and Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Importation, Sale and Mailing of Product Marketed as COVID-19 Killer”

EPA orders Philadelphia company to stop making inaccurate health claims about pesticide

Posted on April 9, 2021April 9, 2021Categories Disinfectant, Industry NewsTags

03/31/2021 Contact Information:  EPA Region 3 Press Office PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2021) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered ViaClean Technologies, operating in Philadelphia, to stop marketing the pesticide BioProtect RTU with claims that it is effective against surfaces from public health related pathogens such as the coronavirus. Although the product is registered to inhibit the growth of “non-public health” microorganisms, it is not registered to address “public health” pathogens. EPA is concerned that customers may have used … Continue reading “EPA orders Philadelphia company to stop making inaccurate health claims about pesticide”

U.S. EPA orders Nevada and California companies to stop selling illegal disinfectants

Posted on April 1, 2021April 9, 2021Categories Industry NewsTags ,

SAN FRANCISO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Macoma, LLC and FN Nano, Inc., located in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, as well as JT Construction Group, Inc. and BZ Nano, located in Glendale, California, to stop selling the unregistered disinfectant FN Nano Photocatalytic coatings, aka FN Coatings, FN NANO2 Photocatalytic Film. This product is an unregistered disinfectant pesticide being sold in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Such practices are particularly problematic during the … Continue reading “U.S. EPA orders Nevada and California companies to stop selling illegal disinfectants”