28 February 2018

Amazon US to pay $1.2 million for illegal pesticide sales

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides.

It's one of the largest penalties accessed under federal pesticides laws.

Federal authorities say the agreement settles allegations that the internet giant committed nearly 4,000 violations - dating back to 2013 - for selling and distributing imported pesticide products that were not licensed for sale in the United States.

The pesticides were sold by independent sellers who offered the products through Amazon's website.

In a statement, Amazon said complying with regulations was a "top priority" and that it works quickly to take action when third-party sellers don't follow the rules.

Reporting rodenticide stewardship non-compliance in the UK

CRRU reporting

CRRU UK takes seriously any alleged instances of non-compliance with the Point of Sale controls which have been implemented in support of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

There is a clear reporting tool via the CRRU UK website and the more people that report these issues the quicker they can be resolved.

Ian Andrew, BPCA Cheif Executive said:

"For Stewardship to work, we need everyone to report illegal use and sale of rodenticides. By using the CRRU UK reporting tool this will ensure all cases are fully investigated and keep a track of the number of incidents."

Original press release taken from The Associated Press

Source: Online

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