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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-4460

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 080104792

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

Address: 100 Stone Road 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.

18-SEP-08

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: MASSACHUSETTS

6. Date incident was first observed.

18-SEP-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. 2724-497-270

Product Name: Bio Spot On Flea And Tick Control For Dogs For Puppies Toys

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 3 %
    • PERMETHRIN
      • Guarantee/concentration 45 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

.034

Units: oz (fl) / oz (liquide)

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).

On September 18, 2008, the owner inappropriately applied the product to her cat.

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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Shorthair Cat

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.91

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

8

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / >2 h <=8 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms

System

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

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Unknown

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?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

The APSS veterinarian recommended the owner bathe her pet, take her cat to the veterinarian, and call back with questions. The owner stated that she could not afford to take her pet to the veterinarian. The cat passed the following day, with no veterinary care.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Despite numerous warnings on the label, this product was used inappropriately on a cat.