Tell Target and Walmart: Stop Selling Toxic Flea Products that Harm Children and Pets

Tell Target and Walmart: Stop Selling Toxic Flea Products that Harm Children and Pets

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Many flea collars used by pet owners contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP) – a dangerous chemical that remains on the fur and has harmed thousands of pets and can cause irreversible harm to a child’s brain development, increasing the risk of learning disabilities. The top two pet retailers, PetSmart and Petco, have agreed to stop selling products containing TCVP and it’s time for other major retailers to follow suit.

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Nearly two-thirds of people in the U.S. own pets, but many flea collars and other products used by pet owners contain tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), a dangerous chemical that has harmed thousands of our furry family members and can cause irreversible harm to a child’s brain development, increasing the risk of learning disabilities.

These products are designed to leave pesticide residue on a pet’s fur to kill fleas and ticks. But that toxic residue can rub off on furniture and bedding, and anyone who pets the animal — like young children — can absorb the pesticide through their skin and get it in their mouth. The simple act of petting a pet can cause serious damage to a child.

The EPA has long since known the damaging effects of TCVP in pet products, but it has failed to act even when its own findings show risk to children. We can’t wait for the EPA to do its job and protect consumers.

NRDC has convinced the top two pet retailers, PetSmart and Petco, to stop selling products containing TCVP.

Now we need to get other major retailers on board.

Send a message to the CEOs of Walmart and Target, urging them to remove these dangerous products from their store shelves and website!
Send a message to the CEOs of Walmart and Target urging them to follow the lead of PetSmart and Petco, and remove these dangerous products from their store shelves and website!

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Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart
Brian Cornell, CEO of Target

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These harmful flea and tick products need to be removed from your shelves immediately!

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