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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2007-7635

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case 1-5110478

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Scotts Company LLC

Address: 14111 Scottslawn Road

City: Marysville

Prov / State: Ohio

Country: USA

Postal Code: 43041

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

16-JUL-07

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: FLORIDA

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.

Product Name: Bug-Geta Plus Snail, Slug and Insect Killer (Granules) - EPA 239-2514

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • CARBARYL
      • Guarantee/concentration 5 %
    • METALDEHYDE
      • Guarantee/concentration 2 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Granular

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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

Site: Unknown / Inconnu

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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Mixed Breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

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

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify Unknown if exposure occurred

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

History: Caller asks if product may cause harm to cat if ingested. States her and her neighbor's cats have developed symptoms - neighbor's cat is ataxic, her cat has respiratory distress. States her cat is on Rx for unspecified syndrome - developed Symptoms after given Rx. Unknown when product was applied - no known or witnessed exposure. Assessment: Advised caller product is potentially highly toxic. If there is any concern cats have ingested product, recommend cats be seen by DVM as soon as possible. Caller given case #, phone # - is to call back or have DVM contact (name) if there are any other questions. 07/19/2007 Follow-up (name) stated that her neighbors cat died 2 days ago (7/17). Owner took to DVM and they did test and determined it was a head problem so it was unrelated to the product. Caller states that her cat has had several tests done and does not believe it is related to the product either. She states her cat was sick before she even used this product. Cat still has symptoms of SOB and is not eating well Close case Note: PMRA: Based on the additional follow-up received, the alleged effects were found not to be the result the described product contact.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here