The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a $65,000 penalty from Grow More, Inc., a Gardena, Calif.-based chemical manufacturer, for allegedly selling an antimicrobial disinfectant that was not as effective as the label claimed. This is a violation of federal pesticide law.

“Producers of antimicrobial products must ensure that their products kill all the microorganisms claimed on their product labels,” said Enrique Manzanilla, the EPA’s Communities and Ecosystems Division director for the EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region. “The false claim by a registered pesticide product of its effectiveness against bacteria may result in an increased risk to human health and the environment.”