March 4, 2021 — Seresto Flea & Tick Collars have been linked to reports of nearly 1,700 pet deaths and 1,000 human illnesses, according to an investigation by USA Today.
The investigation was led by researchers with the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.
Seresto Flea & Tick Collars are designed to release small amounts of pesticides onto the animal for months at at time, which is supposed to kill fleas and ticks, but not harm the pet or people who touch the pet.
Instead, investigators found that the EPA has received reports of at least 1,698 pet deaths associated with Seresto flea collars, which were developed by Bayer and now sold by Elanco, since the collars were introduced in 2012.
As of June 2020, the EPA had also received repots of 1,000 human illnesses linked to the collars, ranging from rashes and hives to neurological symptoms.
In one report, a 12 year-old boy was hospitalized with seizures and vomiting after sleeping in bed with a dog who was wearing the collar.
A spokesperson for the manufacturer, Elanco, said that worldwide data shows that 1 in 568 users of the Seresto collar have an incident, but most are minor, and reports do not necessarily mean that the product caused the problem.
Do I have a Toxic Chemical Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting toxic chemical induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a Flea & Tick Collar, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.