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Hartz Mountain to Pay Reduced Fine in Repellent Case

December 12, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Hartz Mountain Corp. has agreed to settle an Environmental Protection Agency complaint that it failed to report cases of pet illnesses and deaths from a powerful flea and tick repellent.

However, the Harrison, N.J.-based pet product giant admitted no liability, according to a statement.

The company agreed to pay $45,000 of the original $90,000 in fines, which stemmed from a 1987 investigation into complaints from veterinarians and consumers that Blockade sprays were making some dogs and cats sick.

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