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Scotts pleaded guilty in February to illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels and distributing unregistered pesticides.
In a separate civil agreement with the U. The violations include distributing or selling unregistered, canceled or misbranded pesticides, including products with inadequate warnings or cautions. Scotts had done so to protect its bird foods from insect infestation during storage.
By the time it voluntarily recalled these products in MarchScotts had sold more than 70 million units of bird food illegally treated with pesticide that is toxic to birds.
Scotts also pleaded guilty to submitting false documents to EPA and to state regulatory agencies in an effort to deceive them into believing that numerous pesticides were registered with EPA when in fact they were not. The company also pleaded guilty to having illegally sold the unregistered pesticides and to marketing pesticides bearing labels containing false and misleading claims not approved by EPA.
The falsified documents submitted to EPA and states were attributed to a federal product manager at Scotts.
At the time the criminal violations were discovered, EPA also began a civil investigation that uncovered numerous civil violations spanning five years.
Attorney and by Assistant U. The civil case was investigated by U. More information about the civil settlement and recalled products:The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company pays its employees an average of $68, a year.
Salaries at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company range from an average of $45, to $, a year. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well.
Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Fined $ Million Posted by | September 10, In an Ohio federal court hearing on Sept.
7, , Scotts Miracle-Gro Company agreed to pay $ million in fines and penalties for violating federal pesticide laws, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s pfmlures.com reports.
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of systems and accessories for hydroponic gardening.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced today in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio, to pay a $4 million fine.