"EPA Bans D-Con Rodent Poison, Citing Safety Concerns for Children"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned 12 rodent poisons made by the United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Inc. because the products failed to abide by safety regulations, the agency announced Wednesday."

"The agency said in a statement it has worked with rodent poison makers to ensure they comply with safety standards, but Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of other products such as Woolite laundry detergent and Clearasil face wash, has refused to abide by regulations.

The British company did not immediately respond to a request for comment."

Ricardo Lopez reports for the Los Angeles Times January 30, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"U.S. EPA Bans D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products" (Environment News Service)

"EPA Moves To Pull Rat Poison From Shelves" (The Hill)

"EPA Moves To Ban Some Rodent Poisons" (AP)
 

Source: LA Times, 01/31/2013