The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order to a popular e-commerce website to stop selling unregistered pesticides. A total of 170 misbranded pesticide products were found to violate the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Feedback from the customers prompted EPA to audit the pesticides sold on the website. All 170 were either unregistered under EPA or labeled inaccurately (misbranded). EPA amended the Stop Sale Use or Removal Order, issued to the internet-only organization in June 2020.

FIFRA prevents the illegal distribution of pesticides that are not certified by the EPA or a misbranded product of the same type. Among the pesticides that were blacklisted is brodifacoum which is highly poisonous, and dichlorvos (DDVP) which also presents dangers to human health.

The EPA notified the public, flight crews, customs, and border control officers to increase awareness on the toxicity of DDVP; both in its area of application and for safe transportation.