The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Scotts Miracle-Gro to stop selling and distributing two pesticide products that have not been registered with the EPA. The recalled pesticides are “Garden Weed Preventer + Plant Food” and “SLS Fertilizer With .28 Halts” and are sold at various home and garden stores across the country.
According to the EPA, the products were not registered properly, as they carry invalid EPA registration numbers. This means the agency has not had a chance to review any information about the safety of these two products.
According to the Associated Press, the chairman of Scotts, Jim Hagedorn, has said the company has recently learned that a now-fired employee had:
“deliberately circumvented company policies, caused invalid product registration forms to be submitted to federal and state regulators and then hid those actions from co-workers and manager.”
The Daily Green has an informative article about this Miracle Grow (Gro) recall here: Scotts Miracle-Gro Recalls Pesticides After Rogue Employee Discovered