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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-1700

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar case 1-16027876

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-APR-08

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: KENTUCKY

6. Date incident was first observed.

16-APR-08

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. 228-424-239

Product Name: Weed-B-Gon MAX Concentrate

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • DICAMBA (PRESENT AS ACID, AMINE SALT, ESTER, OR SODIUM SALT)
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.35 %
    • MCPA (PRESENT AS AMINE SALTS: DIETHANOLAMINE, DIMETHYLAMINE, OR MIXED AMINES)
      • Guarantee/concentration 13.72 %
    • TRICLOPYR
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.56 %

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).

The neighbor of the reporter mixed the product 3 times stronger than labelled directions recommended and sprayed it on his/her lawn the morning of 4/16/08.

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

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Dachshund

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

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

<=15 min / <=15 min

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Convulsions
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Rigidity
  • 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?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify The animal licked a small piece of meat for 2-5 seconds that was in the neighbor's yard - no obvious product exposure

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-16027876: The reporter called on 4/16/08 to report her dog had passed away after potential exposure to a product containing the active ingredients Dicamba, Triclopyr, and MCPA. The reporter had taken her dog for a walk and the dog had licked a small piece of meat for 2-5 seconds that was in her neighbor's yard. The dog had immediately gone into convulsions, was unable to walk, and had started foaming at the mouth. The reporter stated it looked like the dog's legs had become paralyzed. She had called her veterinarian, who told her to give some hydrogen peroxide to try and make the dog vomit. The dog had vomited up some clear, mucous-like vomit after the peroxide was given and then had died sometime later. Total time from exposure to death was no more than 60 minutes. The reporter stated the neighbor had sprayed the product in question on his/her yard and had mixed it 3 times stronger than recommended. She was wondering if the product could be responsible for her dog's death since it was mixed so strongly. The toxic profile of the concentrated product was discussed, which did not match the symptoms exhibited by the reporter's dog. In addition, it was discussed that a few licks of the concentrated product would at the most cause minor, transient GI upset.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here