Nov 09, 2018

Pool Water Products Inc. Caught Selling Unregistered Chlorinating Tablets

The pool water treatment tablets were improperly registered

EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product
EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product

The U.S. EPA ordered Pool Water Products Inc. to stop selling an improperly registered pesticide, All Clear 3-in. Jumbo Chlorinating Tablets.

EPA’s action, which applies to nationwide distribution, transport and sales of the product, follows a statewide stop-sale order issued earlier this month by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. State inspectors discovered the unregistered pesticide, which is used to disinfect pools, during an Aug. 30, 2018, inspection of the company’s Phoenix warehouse.

Under federal law, companies must provide formulation and production data to EPA in registering a pesticide product. This ensures the efficacy and integrity of products for consumers. All Clear 3-in. Jumbo Chlorinating Tablets is registered with EPA. The registered product is made in the U.S. Its formula and data demonstrating its effectiveness have been evaluated by the EPA. However, Pool Water Products was selling and distributing an unregistered version of the product made in China that has not been evaluated by EPA. Consumers who purchased All Clear 3-in. Jumbo Chlorinating Tablets manufactured in China should contact their local waste management authorities for advice on proper disposal.

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