Newsline) — Grow Depot, a hydroponics and organics supply store in Northglenn, Colo., has agreed
to settle allegations of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced March 13.
inspected Grow Depot’s supply store in 2015 and alleged that it sold
unregistered pesticides by repackaging the pesticides for sale to consumers in containers
without labels. To settle the allegations, the company will pay $27,500 in
penalties and will discontinue the sale of unregistered pesticides.
press release, the EPA noted that its pesticide registration rule was created to
protect human health and the environment. The rule helps ensure safe handling
of potentially harmful chemicals and prevent exposures from misuse.
promotes the safe use of pesticides and mandates that pesticides sold within
the United States be registered with the EPA to ensure safety control. Pesticide-producing
facilities must be registered with the EPA, while retailers must attach proper
labels for pesticide containers. The labels contain important information for
consumers about safely using the products.