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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minnesota woman leading the fight to pull common pet products from stores shelves is one step closer to her goal.

Aundria Arlandson says her cat, Oliver, died after putting flea and tick powder on him. Arlandson was in Washington D.C. Monday night and planned to meet with retailers and lawmakers this week.

The Environment Protection Agency logged nearly 40,000 complaints against the products last year. Already, all Dollar Tree Stores have stopped selling the products.

“For me, none of this has been about kudos. It’s about getting a job done, doing what I said I was going to do,” said Arlandson. “There was a brief celebration over the phone but then it’s back to work.”

Last year, a statement from the companies said, “Safety is our number one priority,” and that, “the products are safe when used as directed.”

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