After multiple petitions to the EPA by concerned consumers, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products INC. and Wellmark International came to a voluntary agreement to phase out flea and tick collars that use the ingredient “Propoxur”. Propoxur is a dangerous chemical and known carcinogen that scientists say pose a certain risk to children who may come into contact with the collars while playing with their pets. The \chemicals are absorbed through the skin so be sure to wash you or your child’s hands after exposure.
The agreement between the EPA and the two companies allows them to continue producing the collars until April, 1st 2015, and distribute the collars until April 1st 2016.
It is important to read the label on the flea and tick collars you use on your pets to make sure the ingredients you and your pet come in contact with are safe for all of you. If you have any questions about the product you use, what products you should use, or the effects from collars containing “Propoxur”, give us a call at 410-355-3131.
For more information, please visit the EPA’s website here