16 March 2017
The report reveals
It’s the first time the EPA has penalized a Colorado grow shop for unlabeled pesticides, officials say.
Grow Depot agreed to pay a $27,500 penalty and stop the sale of unregistered pesticides as part of a settlement agreement.
The settlement agreement with Grow Depot resolves alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, which requires that pesticides sold in the U.S. be registered with the EPA and carry labels that contain information about safe-handling and health and safety.
The bottles also allegedly did not have the EPA registration number, Golden said, noting that consumers could not look up the pesticides’ information online.
Grow Depot was charged with four counts of selling unregistered pesticides, four counts of repacking pesticides and one count for refusing an inspection, Golden said. The pesticides that were allegedly repackaged and sold were: Avid 0.15 EC Miticide, Forbid 4F, Eagle 20EW and Pylon, he said.