Petition Closed

In 2008, the U.S. EPA determined that various rodenticides posed an "unreasonable risk" to children, pets, and wildlife. The EPA gave the companies three years to switch to safer products, but three companies--Reckitt-Benckiser, Spectrum, and Liphatech--have refused to do so and have tied up the EPA's cancellation process in lawsuits. The products include D-Con, Hot Shot, Rid-a-Rat, and General rodent control products sold as pellets, all rodenticide products containing brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone, and difenacoum, all rodenticide products not packaged with bait stations. These products contain "second generation" anticoagulant compounds that can poison pets and children and cause hawks, owls, and other wildlife to bleed to death.

Letter to
Reckitt-Benckiser, Inc. Rakesh Kapoor, CEO and Director
Liphatech, Inc. Ted Bruesch
CEO, Spectrum Brands David Lumley
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Reckitt-Benckiser, Inc., Spectrum Group, and Liphatech, Inc..

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Dear Reckitt-Benckiser, Spectrum Group, and Liphatech:

Please stop making rat poisons that harm wildlife, pets, and children.

In 2008, the U.S. EPA determined that various rodenticides manufactured by your companies posed an "unreasonable risk" to children, pets, and wildlife. The EPA gave you three years to switch to safer products, but you have refused to do so. Due to your negligence and lack of concern, thousands of wildlife, pets, and children have been poisoned by these compounds. We will not purchase your dangerous products and will spread the word.
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Sincerely,