PetSmart, Others Sued Over Chemical In Flea Collars

Law360, New York (April 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- PetSmart Inc., PetCo Animal Supplies Inc. and PetStore.com Corp. are among several retailers and manufacturers accused of failing to properly notify consumers about the use of a potentially cancer-causing chemical in their flea collars.

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed suit Thursday in California Superior Court in Alameda County, Calif., against 16 companies it claims make or sell pet products containing the chemical propoxur without proper warning labels.

The suit was filed under California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also known as Proposition 65....
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