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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-3882

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-19671423

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Scotts Canada Ltd.

Address: 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 5, Suite 101

City: Mississauga

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: L5N2R7

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


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. 28375      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Ecosense Slug/Snail Bait (Scotts)

  • Active Ingredient(s)

PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Raid Earth Blend Ant Dust

  • Active Ingredient(s)

PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name:

  • 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: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

The product and a non-company product were applied to the yard on 08/27/2009.

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

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Shih Tzu

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 - Shaking
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting

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

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify Unclear exposure-perhaps to residue on owner's clothing.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-19671423: A reporter (dog owner) called on 08/28/2009 to report her dog's possible exposure to a slug and snail bait containing the active ingredient Ferric Phosphate. According to the reporter, the product and a non-company product were applied to the yard on 08/27/2009. The dog had no direct exposure to the treated areas. The only possible product exposure would have been to residue on the reporter's clothing. On 08/28/2009, the dog started shaking and panting. The reporter had an appointment with the veterinarian later in the day. At the time of the report, the shaking had resolved but the panting persisted. The reporter was advised that the exposure described is not expected to result in any adverse effects. The toxic dose of iron for a dog of this body weight is 34 grams which would be much more than the trace amounts that may have been on the owner's clothing. Signs of iron toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, and blood in the stool. A recommendation was m have the dog examined by a veterinarian to determine the cause of the signs. On follow up, the reporter stated that the dog's signs improved prior to the veterinary appointment, so she monitored the dog at home. The signs continued to improve, and the dog was asymptomatic by 08/31/2009. No further information was obtained.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here