Bayer and Elanco Facing Two More Class Action Lawsuits Over Seresto Flea and Tick Collars

Bayer and Elanco Animal Health are facing two more class action lawsuits, one in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and another in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Indiana, alleging that the companies misled consumers about the safety of Seresto flea and tick collars. The pesticide used on the collars reportedly has been linked to more than 2,500 pet deaths, 894 incidents of harm to humans, and more than 100,000 adverse event reports, prompting Congress to call for a recall of the collars. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General currently is investigating whether the agency has violated federal law by failing to act on the Seresto flea collar. Class action plaintiffs are seeking statutory and punitive damages.