EPA Orders Kleanguard in Lombard, Illinois, to Stop Selling Unregistered Pesticide
CHICAGO (November 2, 2021) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a “Stop Sale” order to Kleanguard 48 LLC in Lombard, Illinois, to immediately halt the sale or distribution of an unregistered pesticide in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
EPA issued the order to prevent further sale and distribution of the unregistered pesticide, KleanGuard48, offered for sale online. Claims related to disinfection, sanitation and two active pesticidal ingredients (silver and phenic acid) appear on the unregistered pesticide product’s label and a website.
Under FIFRA, pesticides must be evaluated through EPA’s registration process to ensure that the products perform as intended prior to their distribution or sale. The agency will not register a pesticide until it is determined that the product does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment, when used in accordance with the label directions. Products that have been properly registered bear EPA-approved labeling which provide users with important information regarding safety and application. Unregistered products that EPA has not evaluated may not function as advertised or may mislead consumers.
For additional information about pesticides, visit: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/.