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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4091

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090094323

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.

21-AUG-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: QUEBEC

6. Date incident was first observed.

21-AUG-09

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. 26496      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

Units: mL

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 August 20, 2009 the pet owner applied the product to her cats to treat a flea infestation.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Himalayan

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

6

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

15

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

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

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

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

The APSS veterinarian recommended that the pet owner take the cat to the veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

On August 26, 2009 an APSS technician spoke to the pet owner who stated that she did not take the cat to the veterinarian, and the cat made a full recovery on August 23, 2009.

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

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.25

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

2

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

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 a necropsy. The pet owner called back a short time later to report that the kitten was not dead and had opened his eyes. The owner had bathed the kitten with baby shampoo. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the pet owner take the cat to the veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On August 26, 2009 an APSS technician spoke to the pet owner. The pet owner stated that the kitten died on August 21, 2009. A necropsy was not possible because the body was no longer available.