FENTON, Mo. (KMOV) -- Hohn Manufacturing, Inc. was fined $23,776 by the United States for selling a canceled version of a commercial disinfectant product.
Hohn Manufacturing was also penalized for selling products in which the labeling was missing legally required environmental and toxicity information.
According to an administrative consent agreement filed by the EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, a representative of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) documented during a routine inspection of the company in February 2010 several violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
On five separate occasions between December 2008 and September 2009, the MDA documented that Hohn produced and distributed a canceled product called Hohn Pine D.
The EPA canceled production of the chemicals used to make Hohn Pine D in October 2003. Sales of the product were prohibited after Jan. 15, 2004.
The MDA’s inspection also revealed that the labeling of the Hohn Pine D was false, misleading and incorrectly classified. The label was also missing a required environmental statement, describing when and under what conditions the product should be applied, used or disposed.