The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will ban the sale of D-Con mouse and rat poisons in 30 days if Reckitt Benckiser Group, the maker of the products, fail to request a hearing before an EPA judge.
D-Con traps and poisons help keep disease carrying rodents out of millions of homes and businesses throughout the United States and beyond. Though no known human deaths have been recorded by the EPA, an agency spokesperson told Bloomberg Businessweek the ban will “prevent completely avoidable risks to children.”
This latest move by the EPA to ban Reckitt Benckiser products is just one in a long list of actions taken against the UK based business.
Reckitt Benckiser has not published a statement and did not respond to Businessweek’s request for comment. The company also produces popular products by Calgon, Clearasil, Delsym and French’s mustard.