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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2008-4980

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar case 1-16434716

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: MANITOBA

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. 25621      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: 2 in 1 Flea and Tick Collar for Cats 5 (Canada)

  • 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).

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

Domestic Longhair

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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Difficulty Breathing
    • Specify - "Barely breathing"

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

1-16434716: The reporter called on 7/23/08 to report the exposure of her 4 month old female kitten to a topical flea and tick product containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, she had applied the collar as per package directions. However, sometime after application the collar had slipped over the lower jaw of the kitten and had become stuck underneath the kitten¿¿¿s tongue. By the time the reporter had found the kitten, she had vomited and was ¿¿¿barely breathing¿¿¿. Per the reporter, the collar was designed with a safety release mechanism that had not engaged and she had ended up cutting the collar off. Sometime after removal of the collar, the kitten had begun shivering. By the time of the call, the reporter had removed the collar and had bathed the kitten in a medicated flea shampoo. The kitten had become more lethargic after the bath. The safety profile of the product was discussed in terms of a possible ingestion. A recommendation was made to bathe the kitten in hand dishwashing soap and to seek veterinary care if the kitten¿¿¿s symptoms continued. The reporter called back about 1 hour later to reveal the kitten was still lethargic but the shivering had resolved. No additional information is available.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here