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

Amazon said third-party sellers had sold the products through its website

Reuters  |  Washington Inc will pay a $1.2 million penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of US law in a move to prevent harmful exposure to pesticides through illegal sales, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. Amazon agreed to closely monitor and remove illegal pesticide products from its website in an effort to "significantly reduce the number of illegal pesticides available through the online marketplace," the EPA said. Amazon's violations were for selling and distributing imported pesticide and insecticide products that had been not licensed ...

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 08:36 IST