Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Sergeant Pet Products’ flea and tick collars and gels, following reports that these products could be linked to numerous pet deaths, certain moderate to major pet injuries, and even various human injuries. These products kill and prevent fleas and ticks by releasing pesticides onto the hair and skin of the animal wearing it.
Some consumers have reported various negative impacts on their pets following application, including drooling/ foaming, burning and blisters, anxious behavior, tremors, convulsions, seizures, and even death. Indeed, some advocates have urged the EPA to ban chemicals used in some Sergeant products, such as tetrachlorvinphos and imidacloprid, for negative health outcomes they may cause to young children and other vulnerable populations, including skin irritation and rashes, numbing and tingling on fingers and lips, facial numbness and swelling, lethargy and nausea, as well as neurological impacts in the case of tetrachlorvinphos. The National Resource Defense Council recommends avoiding use of other chemicals found in Sergeant flea and tick products, such as a pyrethroid called permethrin, which can result in a variety of symptoms, especially in pets, including lethargy, drooling, vomiting, tremors, seizures, and even death. For humans, symptoms to pyrethroid exposure may include sneezing, asthmatic breathing, itching, facial flushing and swelling, headache, nausea, incoordination, tremors, and convulsions.
Sergeant Pet Products sells flea and tick collars and gels under a variety of brands including Sergent, Sentry, Pet Armour, Advecta, and NextStar.
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