Here’s an informative article regarding the potential danger when using flea collars. Following the article, there is a link to a special cartoon for you!
FLEA COLLARS TO CARRY WARNING A settlement is reached in a California case over toxic flea and tick collars. Pet Age Magazine, February 2011
Eighteen pet product retailers and manufacturers, including PetSmart and Petco, have agreed not to distribute or sell flea and tick collars containing propoxur in California without warning labels, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Under terms of a settlement reached in December with the NRDC, the retailers and manufacturers agreed not to sell the collars without a warning that they include a chemical listed as a known carcinogen in California.
NRDC, headquartered in New York, filed the lawsuit against the companies in 2008 for failing to comply with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. The law prohibits businesses from knowingly exposing consumers to any chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive harm without proper warning.
A 2008 petition the Council filed with the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the chemical from pet products nationwide is still pending. Pet Age Magazine, February 2011
Here is the cartoon we promised…
Warning! It’s going to be hard to get this song out of your head 🙂 There’s more to the cartoon by clicking below. Please note–a few times during the cartoon, the music stops and a picture of some guy shows up for a couple of seconds and then the cartoon continues. A little strange but it’s worth it to view the entire cartoon.
More food around the corner… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBjaNLlF50I
Always pick up after your pets!
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