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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-2780

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090083134

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Farnam Companies, Inc.

Address: 301 W. Osborn Road

City: Phoenix

Prov / State: Arizona

Country: USA

Postal Code: 85013

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.


Prov / State: VIRGINIA

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. 270-341

Product Name: Adams Flea and Tick Shampoo

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration .51 %
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.5 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .15 %

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).

On July 24, 2009, the pet owner bathed the cat with the product to treat a flea infestation.

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 Shorthair

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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Recumbent
  • Skin
    • Symptom - Pale mucous membrane colour
    • Specify - White Mucous Membranes
  • General
    • Symptom - Hemorrhage
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

On July 24, 2009, the kitten was laterally recumbent and had white mucous membranes, and was bleeding from her back. The pet owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) that same day. The APSS veterinarian stated that she suspected these signs were from flea bite anemia and recommended that the pet owner take the kitten to the veterinarian immediately and have the veterinarian call for information. The pet owner contacted the APSS again on July 25, 2009 and stated that she took the kitten to the veterinarian on July 24, 2009. The veterinarian gave the kitten a vitamin injection and discharged the kitten to the owner. No other treatment was given. The kitten died at home on July 25, 2009. The APSS veterinarian recommended a necropsy.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

On August 6, 2009 APSS contacted owner to update case. The owner stated that her other cat, which had not been treated with the product, died as well. The owner said that it was from flea anemia.