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Old 05-16-2006, 08:42 PM
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Hartz To Pull Products Following Pet Deaths
Products To Be Relabeled Immediately

POSTED: 3:33 pm CDT June 8, 2005

Hartz Mountain Corp. will stop production of several flea and tick products that may have caused numerous deaths in cats and kittens, Local 2 reported Wednesday.

It includes the following pet product brand names.
Hartz Advanced Care 4 in 1 Flea & Tick Drops Plus+ for Cats and Kittens
Hartz Advanced Care Brand Flea and Tick Drops Plus+ for Cats and Kittens
Hartz Advanced Care 3 in 1 Flea & Tick Drops for Cats and Kittens
Hartz Advanced Care Once-A-Month Flea and Tick Drops for Cats and Kittens

Hartz agreed to relabel and then stop production at the insistence of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the agency said.

In the short term, the agreement calls for immediate relabeling of the products. The new labeling will state that the products are not to be used on the most vulnerable animals, including cats and kittens that weigh less than 6 pounds, cats older than 13 years, or kittens less than 5 months old.

Hartz will stop all new production of the cat and kitten products by Sept. 30, 2005, and not sell or distribute any affected product after Dec. 31, 2005.

"EPA is taking this action because there are safety concerns with these products,'' said Susan B. Hazen, principal deputy assistant administrator at EPA. "Pet owners should be alerted to these concerns, and may choose to transition to alternative products. We take seriously our obligation to ensure that pesticide products, when used as labeled, are safe."

The company agreed to a prohibition on any remaining retail sales by March 31, 2006. This orderly transition allows consumers and distributors to move to alternatives flea and tick products and will be strictly monitored.

Hartz will also be notifying their distributors and retailers of the changes in order to ensure a workable phase out.
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That is great that they are finally doing something about them.
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It just drives me nuts that products for our pets are not scrutinized better. I'm glad they're taking care of this one.
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I think it's because they are so afraid to test anything on animals these days for fear of reprisals from PETA. I have DOG shampoo that says it wasn't tested on animals. I would LIKE for it to have been tested on at least dogs.
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It's about time! I don't trust any of the products sold OTC, I'm even iffy about frontline being able to be sold in some stores.
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I think it's because they are so afraid to test anything on animals these days for fear of reprisals from PETA. I have DOG shampoo that says it wasn't tested on animals. I would LIKE for it to have been tested on at least dogs.

There is GOOD testing and there is BAD testing. Bad testing is they shave the animal raw and put products on that area, putting products directly into the eyes etc. etc.
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www.hartzvictims.org is where people have posted stories about their experience using hartz most stories are not good.. But thankfully I found this site when researching flea preventative methods..
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Yes but its not just Hartz, its Bio spot, etc... all and any flea preventitives that are sold at Walmarts, Pet stores, etc... are all dangerous and all have killed numerous pets Even Frontline and the other brands that you get from the vets can also be dangerous and cause a reaction in some pets I thankfully have had no issues with Frontline but I have had bad reactions from some of the other brands sold at Walmart and PetsMart years ago before knowing any better, Thankfully it wasnt severe enough to have caused death in my babies.
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