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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Banned Insect Spray from China, Confiscated in Manila


Buying an insect spray? Don't settle for what is cheaper. Make sure it is registered and safe for you and your family.  This is the reminder of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) after the seizure of more than P400,000 worth of banned insect spray in Tayuman, Manila.  According to Retired General Alen Bantolo, OIC Regulatory Enforcement Unit of FDA, they conducted a test buy after they received a report that banned insect spray from China are being sold.





Buying an insect spray? Don't settle for what is cheaper. Make sure it is registered and safe for you and your family.

This is the reminder of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) after the seizure of more than P400,000 worth of banned insect spray in Tayuman, Manila.

According to Retired General Alen Bantolo, OIC Regulatory Enforcement Unit of FDA, they conducted a test buy after they received a report that banned insect spray from China are being sold.





In the operation, the PNP-CIDG and the FDA confiscated around 400 boxes of Bao Ma, 100 pieces of Butiki Insect Spray and more than 100 Read a Dream Insecticide Spray.

The authorities are now investigating on how products entered the country since it is banned in the market.

According to Bantolo, those insect sprays are banned because they are not safe for human.

In FDA websites, the following are insecticides in aerosol cans, mosquito coils and body spray that did not pass the safety and efficacy assessment of the agency.

These products are harmful, toxic and imminently dangerous to human and animal health according to FDA.



1. Tianshi Insect Killer 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray), Hangzhou Huayi Aerosol Co. Ltd., China

2. Big Bie Pai Extra Power Flying Insect Killer 750 ml Aerosol Can (Spray) Hangzhou Huayi Aerosol Co. Ltd., China

3. Butiki Watebased Multi-Insect Killer - Jasmine 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray), possibly locally manufactured
4. General Toad Aerosol Insecticide 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray), Beijing Chuyan Industry and Trade Centre, China 
5. Wawang Frogking Insecticide Aerosol 750 mL (Rose) Aerosol Can (Spray) Wawang (Fujian) Daily Chemical Ind. Co. Ltd., China 
6. Sun Universe Frogking Insecticide Aerosol Lemon 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray) Wawang (Fujian) Daily Chemical Ind. Co. Ltd., China 
7. Read a Dream Insecticide Spray 600 mL, Aerosol Can (Spray) Yuanlong (Fujian) Commodity Co. Ltd., Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, China 
8. Baolilai Aerosol Insecticide 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray) Huangzhu Huayi Aerosol Co. Ltd-Huanzhou City-China 
9. Big Bie Pai Aerosol Insecticide 750 mL Aerosol Can (Spray) Huangzhu Huayi Aerosol Co. Ltd-Huanzhou City, China

The following are unregistered toxic insecticides:

1. Wawang Mosquito Coil (in Foreign Character, from unknown source
2. BaoMa Black Mosquito Repellent Incense Coil, Fujian Jinjiang Benna Mosquito Repellent Incense Co., Ltd., China
3. Juzhongwang Black Mosquito Repellent Coil, Juzhongwang, China
4. Kingba Mini-Smoke Mosquito Repeller Coil, Kingba, China
5. Tianshi Black Mosquito Repellent Incense Coil, Hangzhou Aerosol Co. Ltd., China
6. Read A Dream Black Mosquito Repellant Incense Coil, China
7. Green Leaf Powder Cockroach Killing Bait 5g Powder (Sachet) Beijing Greenleaf Century Daily Use Chemical Co. Ltd., China
8. Natural Insect Repellent 50 mL Solution - Distributed by Vitamin World Corp., Philippines.

FDA warns the public that buying unregistered insecticide product is dangerous to health since the active ingredient is unknown and may cause harm to consumers.

FDA Advisory regarding unregistered and banned insect sprays


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