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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-4149

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case 1-16486479

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

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2596-150

Product Name: Advanced Care 4 in 1 Flea and Tick Drops Plus for Dogs 31-45lbs

  • 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).

Reporter applied product labeled for dogs 31-44lbs to her two 4 month old kittens.

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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed


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

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Shakiness

12. How long did the symptoms last?

<=30 min / <=30 min

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

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

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

1-16486479: The reporter called on 8/5/2008 to report exposure of her two 4 month old kittens to a topical flea and tick product for dogs containing the active ingredients Phenothrin and Methoprene. According to the reporter, she applied the product to the kittens before she realized that the product was labeled for dogs. The application took place approximately 90 minutes before the call. The reporter bathed both kittens in baby shampoo and cool water 30 minutes before the call. At the time of the report, both kittens were asymptomatic. Product information was related in that the product is not intended for use on cats. A recommendation was made to bathe the kittens in luke warm water and dish washing soap without bleach to remove the product. It was also recommended that kittens be observed for the onset of symptoms of anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting or muscle tremors. If these symptoms occured, it was recommended that the report seek Veterinary care for the kittens. A follow-up call on 8/6/2008 revealed that the reporter bathed the kittens twice on 8/5/2008. One of the kittens experience shaking on 8/6/2008 which lasted 15 minutes and then the kitten recovered. No further information was provided.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here