EPA Orders eBay to Stop Selling Unregistered, Misbranded Pesticides


The Environmental Protection Agency sent a stop-sale order to eBay regarding 170 unregistered or misbranded pesticide products. The action amends a 2020 order to include the additional products. EPA’s Larry Starfield states, “Unregistered pesticides can pose a serious hazard to human health and the environment.” The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act makes it unlawful to distribute or sell a pesticide that is not registered with the EPA or a pesticide with false or misleading labeling. Among the pesticide products subject to the amended order is a highly lethal anticoagulant poison and DDVP, an insecticide with various restrictions and prohibited uses in the United States due to the dangers it presents to human health. Also included in the amended order are pesticides that eBay failed to stop selling after the June 10, 2020 order, such as Virus Shut Out, a purported spatial disinfection card that claims to protect the wearer from the novel coronavirus.