Attention: 2% LIQUID STRYCHNINE USERS
On March 4, 2020, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published the final re-evaluation decision on strychnine used to control Richardson’s ground squirrels (RVD2020-06).
Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act Health Canada is canceling the registration of all strychnine products used to control Richardson ground squirrels. Environmental risks associated with the use of strychnine to control Richardson’s ground squirrels are not acceptable.
2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (Registration No. 30433 PCP Act) is canceled and phased out with timelines as follows:
Last date of sale by Registrant is March 4, 2021 (Manufacturer)
Last date of sale by Retailer is March 4, 2022
Last date of permitted use is March 4, 2023
Proper disposal of all unsold existing stock is the responsibility of the registrant of 2% Liquid Strychnine and is to be done in accordance with the label directions and any applicable provincial laws. This includes disposal of all unsold stock in the distribution and retail chain following the above schedule. Furthermore, the registrant is responsible for providing information to members of the distribution and retail chain regarding the above-specified last dates.
The registration of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate will expire after March 4, 2023, the last day of permitted use. Continued possession and/or use of the product after this date is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. For more information on the regulation of pesticides, you are encouraged to contact PMRA at email@example.com
or telephone at 1-800-267-6315.
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