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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-1578

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-17943731

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. 25655      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Control Pet Care System Flea/Tick Guard for Cats (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).

The product was sprayed on the 9 week old kitten on 03/27/2009. The kitten had been bathed with a non-company flea and tick shampoo on 03/21/2009. NOTE: This product is not labeled for use on cats younger than 12 weeks of age.

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

Mixed 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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Insomnia
    • Specify - "Did not sleep at all"
    • Symptom - Subdued
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Runny nose
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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

1-17943731: A reporter called on 03/28/2009 to report the exposure of a kitten to a flea and tick spray containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the kitten had fleas so the reporter bathed the kitten in a non-company flea and tick shampoo on 03/21/2009. The kitten continued to scratch, so the reporter applied the product on 03/27/2009. He dried the kitten with a towel after he applied the product. The kitten did groom himself after the caller wiped him down with a towel. The kitten did not sleep at all the night the product was applied. He was not playful, had a runny nose and increased salivation at the time of the report. The reporter was advised that the product is not labeled for use in cats younger than 12 weeks of age. The reporter was advised to bathe the cat thoroughly with a non-medicated shampoo. A recommendation was made to rinse and repeat. The reporter was advised to limit his own contact with the product while bathing. A recommendation was made to offer the kitten some water to rinse his mouth. The reporter was advised that the kitten should be evaluated by a veterinarian if the signs do not resolve within 2 hours of bathing. On follow up on 03/29/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed the cat following the initial report. After the kitten was bathed, he ate, drank some water and took a nap. When the kitten woke up from his nap he was playful and not salivating. The kitten was doing well at the time of the follow up. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labelled for use in cats younger than 12 weeks of age.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here