"Watchdog Slams EPA Response To Pet Collar Woes"

"The agency allowed Seresto collars to stay on the shelves due to “insufficient information,” despite over 100,000 reports alleging harm or death."

"EPA should figure out the risks of pesticide-laced pet collars linked to thousands of injuries, according to an Office of Inspector General report released Thursday.

Despite receiving more than 100,000 incident reports alleging Seresto flea and tick collars killed or seriously harmed their dog or cat, EPA allowed the collars to stay on the shelves due to “insufficient information.”

The inspector general’s report says it’s EPA’s job to conduct a thorough risk assessment that results in a determination on whether the collars pose an unreasonable risk.

Ellie Borst reports for E&E News February 29, 2024.


"The EPA Needs to Determine Whether Seresto Pet Collars Pose an Unreasonable Risk to Pet Health" (EPA OIG)

Source: E&E News, 03/01/2024