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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-6005

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 070056327

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Wellmark International

Address: 100 Stone Rd. West, Suite 111

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G5L3

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

04-JUN-07

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: GEORGIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

04-JUN-07

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. 2724404

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Flea and Tick Spray For Dogs Cats Puppies And Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration .27 %
    • N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE
      • Guarantee/concentration .62 %
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
      • Guarantee/concentration .37 %
    • PYRETHRINS
      • Guarantee/concentration .2 %

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: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'ext.maison

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

On June 2, 2007 at 7:06 pm, CDT, the caller sprayed this product on bedding, that was in a box, that a feral queen and her kittens had inhabited. The kittens were approximately 6 days old, and there were three females, and one male, Domestic Longhair. This product is not labeled for home use.

To be determined by Registrant

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

No

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Other

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Longhair

4. Number of animals affected

4

5. Sex

Male

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.02

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>3 days <=1 wk / >3 jours <=1 sem

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • General
    • Symptom - Weakness
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>3 days <=1 wk / >3 jours <=1 sem

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

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

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

On June 4, 2007 at 5:11 pm, CDT the caller noted that the kittens weren't suckling and seemed severely weak. The Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) veterinarian recommended that the caller attempt to bathe the kittens and take them to a veterinarian. Upon follow-up by the APSS staff we learned that the caller did not follow the APSS veterinarian's recommendation to take the kittens to the vet due to cost restraints. The APSS staff also learned that all 4 of the kittens died around June 9, 2007. Two were killed by the queen and the other two had a heavy flea infestation.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the product was not applied directly to the kittens and since the kittens were highly parasitized, signs/death may have been due to parasites. Product not used according to label directions. Owner spray pet bedding in box inhabited by kittens. Label states do not use on animals under 12 weeks of age. Kittens were 6 days old.