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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-5665

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case 1-15014241

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Syngenta Crop Protection

Address: 410 Swing Road

City: Greensboro

Prov / State: North Carolina

Country: USA

Postal Code: 27419

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

18-JUN-07

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: SOUTH CAROLINA

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.

Active(s)

PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 100-1091

Product Name: Reward Landscape And Aquatic Herbicide - EPA 100-1091

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • DIQUAT
      • Guarantee/concentration 37.3 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Other / Autre

Préciser le type: Private Community Ponds

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Other

2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Unknown Breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Not recovered / Non rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Contact treat.area/Contact surf. traitée

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

The product was applied to a pond last month 1 dog died from either being in the pond or drinking the water. Caller has many questions about the product. Caller is looking for more information regarding an incident in a residential community that her company manages: They have the ponds in these communities treated with Reward, monthly. They apparently post no specific restrictions about re-entry, because the ponds are perpetually posted. The caller has very few details about the incident. The last application of the product was sometime early last month -- precise date unknown. Two dogs became sick around that time, and some access to the pond is apparently suspect -- one dead. No other details are available.


To be determined by Registrant

18. Severity classification (if there is more than 1 possible classification

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Reward aquatic herbicide products contain the herbicide diquat. While the MSDS will reflect significant toxicity, it must be kept in mind that this refers to the concentrated product prior to application. After application according to label instructions, the product loses it's toxic potential for mammals and fish very rapidly, binding irreversibly to organic matter. These products typically carry a re-entry interval for watering animals of 24 hours, and this is intended to be very conservative. To be conservative, this would be the best recommendation for dogs going into treated waters, since the potential for significant water consumption exists. Systemic toxicity from such an application could only result from substantial consumption of water treated almost immediately, prior, and this seems fairly unlikely, but only a necropsy would likely determine the cause of death for certain.