EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products
EPA is taking action to cancel and remove from the consumer market 12 D-Con brand mouse and rat poison products. These products fail to comply with safety measures that EPA asked registrants to adopt by June 2011 and that are necessary to protect children, pets and wildlife from accidental exposure to rodent baits used in and around the home.
To protect children, pets and wildlife, mouse and rat bait products for consumer use must be used in, and sold with, protective bait stations that can reasonably be expected not to release the rodenticide bait. Bait forms that cannot be secured in bait stations, such as pellets or powders, are prohibited in these products.
To protect wildlife, consumer-use mouse and rat poison products also must not contain the second generation anticoagulants (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, and difethialone) as active ingredients.
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EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products / Action Will Prevent Thousands of Accidental Exposures Among Children Each Year, Jan 30, 2013 Rodenticide Cancellation Process
Rodenticide Products that Reduce Exposure to Children, Pets and Wildlife
The rodenticide products listed in the link below meet EPA’s new, more protective risk reduction standards. When used as directed by the label, these products can help consumers control household rodents while greatly reducing accidental exposure to children, pets, and wildlife. EPA will update this list of products as more rodenticide products meeting current risk mitigation standards are approved.
New, More Protective Rodenticide Bait Station Products
Some D-Con Products Unsafe
Twelve D-Con mouse and rat poison products produced by Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. fail to comply with safety measures that EPA asked rodenticide producers to adopt by June 2011 and that are necessary to protect children, pets and wildlife from accidental exposure. In January 2013, the EPA initiated regulatory action to remove those products from the market. See Cancellation Process for 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Poison Products.... [ more ]