Collars Reportedly Responsible for Thousands of Pet Deaths and Injuries Must be Recalled

Target: Michael Regan, Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Remove potentially harmful and deadly flea collars from the market to protect pets.

An object meant to protect pets may instead be causing them grave harm. Seresto flea and tick collars have been used by millions of pet parents since first hitting the shelves in 2012. These products also gained a fast and negative reputation for their reported link to 2,500 pet deaths and nearly 100,000 “adverse incidents.” These alleged incidents ranged from skin irritation and vomiting to violent body convulsions and multiple organ issues.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the collars, which apparently have the highest rate of “adverse incidents” of any product under the agency’s purview.  Despite years of concerns and a history of action on similar products believed to contain harmful pesticides, the EPA only launched a review in 2021. Even Congress has investigated EPA oversight of these collars and noted a failure to protect the public interest. Now, instead of heeding calls to exercise its authority and take this possibly lethal product off the market, the EPA is instead looking to offload its responsibilities onto the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In the meantime, countless more pets could be at risk. Sign the petition below to demand the EPA fulfill its duties to protect vulnerable animals and the humans who care for them.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Regan,

The EPA called handing off responsibility for all pet pesticide products to the FDA a “long-term solution,” but what about the thousands of pets that could potentially suffer or die in the interim? Will you just write off these short-term effects as collateral damage? Oversight of flea and tick collars and similar products may very well be better suited for the FDA, but for the now they are your responsibility.

Why is the product with the highest adverse incident rate in the EPA still on store shelves…even after reports of death rates 25 times that of other collars …even after a Congressional review condemned the EPA’s lack of action…and even after your own scientists have reportedly raised alarms for years? The conclusions of an investigation into Seresto collars is forthcoming. Just as you have done with similar products in the past, use this data and previous information to make the right call for consumers and the pets they love.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Bruno Scramgnon


58 Comments

  1. Shirley Lemieux says:

    Our Government. Our Hero. Whether it be the FDA or the EPA that is responsible for this matter, something needs to get done. Which one is going to stand up and get these lethal products off the shelves? Thousands of pets are negatively affected by these pesticide collars and the EPA states that this problem is a “long term solution”? That is bull and it seems that this is just another escape excuse to avoid doing anything at all. Meanwhile, more pets are being poisoned.

  2. Michele L Horn says:

    We really need to stop getting products from China…..

  3. Why don’t people understand that ALL these “agencies” are wholly corrupt, are NOT there for anyone’s protection, and can’t be trusted whatsoever? Their jobs are only to COVER UP for corporations. The responsibility for our animals lies directly with US, and anyone idiotic enough to keep buying these hugely toxic products deserves whatever pain that brings them. But sadly, their PETS pay the REAL price for their abysmal ignorance! No agency is coming to “save” anyone. Do that for YOURSELF, and your PETS!

    • Patricia Lamonica says:

      EXACTLY CORRECT STOP BUYING THIS PRODUCT OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANIMALS THIS CAN’T BE ANYMORE OBVIOUS!!!

    • I trust NO ONE when it comes to my cat. Except maybe my vet. Years ago my cat got those 4 in one vaccines. Who knew that would make my cat sick? Vets say only one at a time should be given. Few vets i knew did not approve of all those vaccines given at one time. And my cat was indoor only. Thank God she recovered and lived till 19. Point of my story? Do your homework. My current cat got ONLY needed vaccine.

  4. Susan Ecks says:

    THESE PRODUCTS NEED TO BE BANNED AND THE COMPANY WHO SELLS THEM SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN AND CHARGED WITH MURDER!!!!
    WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL BUYING THEM KNOWING WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO THEIR ANIMALS??
    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!

  5. STOP HURTING DEFENSELESS ANIMALS!

  6. Well… if it isn’t the chemical companies again. I have long ago given up faith in the FDA to protect me and my loved ones ( including my pets) from harm. Large companies have even larger influence on our government with their lobbying than anything that we can do. Use only animal and environmentally safe products for your family and pets.

  7. I don’t use any type of FLEA & TOCK COLLARS FIR MY CATS but use Advantage II on the back of their heads where they can’t reach to lick it off!! STOP BUYING HARMFUL COLLARS FOR ALL ANIMALS ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NOT MADE IN THE UNITED STATES!!! I yry my best NIT to buy things that are MADE IN CHINA!

  8. There is NOTHING wrong with Seresto collars, I believe that people purchase counterfit products and blame the real collar. I have been using these for several years on both of my dogs and they are great because they kill ticks without them having to actually bite the dog risking lyme disease. Perhaps their competitors are pushing this …

  9. This collar killed our cat Ringo, the sweetest boy. I feel like I killed him by putting it on him and not realizing. This company should have to pay millions to stop future suffering of animals around the world.

    • So sorry for your loss but you did nothing wrong. I have learned so much through the years doing cat rescue. If you have other cats or plan on adopting in future Revolution is safest flea killer for cats. My vet said she would never recommend Seresto. This was BEFORE this shit came out. She always did her homework on these subjects on safety for pets.

    • We have morons on here who claim cats and dogs are not dying from this garbage. Must have stock in Seresto. Vile pos.

  10. Another poison that should not be used in homes are bug killers. I use Zevo. Safe for pets and people.

  11. Taymans Daisy says:

    😩😩😩😩😥😥😥

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