Rodenticide products Sorex Fatal and Sorexa CD are to be withdrawn from the market by 1 September 2006 as one of the products' active ingredients, cholecalciferol, was not notified under the Biocidal Products Directive review programme.
Martina Flynn of marketing company Sorex says that no cholecalciferol products may be sold, supplied, stored or used after this date. "Supply of these products from Sorex will cease from 1 June 2006 to ensure that none remain in the distribution chain by 1 September 2006.
"However, we fully intend supporting cholecalciferol under the Biocidal Products Directive in the future and are investing heavily to bring new cholecalciferol based products to the market. This will ensure the continued availability of a range of non-anticoagulant rodenticides in Europe," she adds.
In the meantime, Sorexa CD will be replaced with a similar product, Sorexa D, a difenacoum bait based on canary seed, which matches the excellent performance, palatability and efficacy of Sorexa CD. Sorex Fatal and the concentrate products listed below will have no short-term replacement.
Other cholecalciferol products sold known as Sorexa CD Mouse Killer and Mouse Killer will be replaced with Mouse Killer II, a difenacoum bait based on canary seed.
Sorex' cholecalciferol containing products which may not be placed on the market, stored or used after 1 September 2006 include:
Sorex Fatal Concentrate
Sorexa C Concentrate (Mice)
Sorexa CD Mouse Bait
Sorexa CD3 Concentrate
Sorexa CD Mouse Killer
For more information contact Sorex on 0151 420 7151 or e-mail: