Amazon to pay $1.2 mn settlement over 4,000 cases of illegal pesticide sale

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Amazon.com Inc will pay a $1.2 million punishment to settle almost 4,000 asserted infringement of US law in a move to forestall unsafe introduction to pesticides through unlawful deals, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday.

Amazon consented to nearly screen and expel unlawful pesticide items from its site with an end goal to “fundamentally diminish the quantity of illicit pesticides accessible through the online commercial center,” the EPA said. Amazon’s infringement were for offering and appropriating imported pesticide and bug spray items that had been not authorized available to be purchased in the United States, the EPA said. Amazon said outsider dealers had sold the items through its site.Ed Kowalski, EPA’s requirement executive for the area that incorporates Amazon’s central command in Seattle, said the retailer was warehousing, bundling, shipping and benefitting off the items…Read More

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