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EPA fines manufacturer for ‘unproven claims’

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Monterey Park, Calif.-based Kinetic Solutions Inc. — doing business as Rabbit Air — $82,400 for allegedly selling unregistered and misbranded pesticides and making unproven claims about their effectiveness.

EPA maintains that Kinetic Solutions Inc. made illegal public health claims for its air purifier branded “Nano Silver Pre filter” and the filter’s ability to control over 650 types of bacteria, a violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.  In addition, its air purifiers did not list a valid EPA Establishment Number on the packaging, a federal requirement that helps regulators keep track of where pesticides and devices are produced.

“More and more manufacturers are touting “nano” particles as antimicrobial,” said Jared Blumenfeld, Regional Administrator of EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. “EPA takes unsubstantiated claims very seriously, and as with the case against Kinetic Solutions, we will take action against unregistered products.”

EPA will not register a pesticide until it has been tested to show that it will not pose an unreasonable risk when used according to the directions.

 

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New on the Web: Bonnie’s Outdoor Living

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The e-commerce site Bonnie’s Outdoor Living was recently launched by online entrepreneur Bonnie Wilson.

The Bradshaw, Neb.-based online retailer has an emphasis on outdoor activities, such as camping and boating, and it also offers categories including gardens, grills and bird-related merchandise. The site is linked to Bonnie’s Garden Statues, which has a focus firmly in home, decor and garden.

 

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Welcome to the new HCN.com

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Homechannelnews.com strives to deliver news you can use to improve your business, spot trends and stay ahead of the competition.

Our online resource just got better. With the launch of the new HCN.com, we’re able to deliver improved navigation, multimedia features and state-of-the-art search engine. Plus, it’s a cleaner, better looking website.

The editors believe that there is no finish line in the race to deliver the best content possible. We also believe that with this new site — and our new HCN Daily e-newsletter — we’re off to a good start. But what do you think? Let us know here.

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