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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-4148

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case 1-16480813

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Address: 400 Plaza Drive

City: Secaucus

Prov / State: New Jersey

Country: USA

Postal Code: 07094-3688

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.


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.


PMRA Registration No. 26489      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Control Pet Care System One Spot for Dogs and Puppies 14kg and Under

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


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

Site: Animal / Usage sur un animal domestique

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

The product was applied to the dog on 8/1/2008. Per the label directions, it is not designed to be used on aged pets. The dog is geriatric (12 years).

To be determined by Registrant

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


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Jack Russell Terrier

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms


  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting
  • Renal System
    • Symptom - Painful urination
    • Specify - Dysuria
  • General
    • Symptom - Joint pain

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


16. How was the animal exposed?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-16480813: The reporter called on 8/4/2008, to report exposure of his dog to a topical flea product containing the active ingredients Permethrin and Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to his dog on 8/1/2008. On 8/3/2008, the dog was observed panting, had difficulty urinating and severe joint pain. The safety profile of the product was discussed in that it has a wide margin of safety. The symptoms and timeline describe would not be expected with this product. Recommended that, due to the symptoms described, the owner should seek Veterinary care for the animal. A follow-up call revealed that the reporter had presented the dog to a Veterinarian who recommended that the dog be given a bath which was done. The Veterinarian suggested that the product might have been too strong for the animal due to his age of 12 years. At the time of the follow-up call, the dog was improving.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here