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Reuters reports that Amazon “will pay a $1.2 million penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of U.S. law in a move to prevent harmful exposure to pesticides through illegal sales, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday … Amazon’s violations were for selling and distributing imported pesticide and insecticide products that had been not licensed for sale in the United States, the EPA said.”

According to the story, “Amazon agreed to closely monitor and remove illegal pesticide products from its website in an effort to ‘significantly reduce the number of illegal pesticides available through the online marketplace,’ the EPA said.”
KC's View:
You know what they call $1.2 million at Amazon headquarters?

A rounding error.