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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4391

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090090644

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.

11-AUG-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

10-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. 19209      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Flea and Tick Shampoo

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
    • PYRETHRINS

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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 10, 2009 the owner bathed all 6 cats with the product to treat a flea infestation. Two of the cats were too young to be treated with the product.

To be determined by Registrant

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

No

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

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1.67

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

1.75

kg

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • General
    • Symptom - Pale mucous membrane colour
  • Cardiovascular System
    • Symptom - Arrhythmia
    • Specify - Weak Pulse
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Recumbent

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.

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 August 11, 2009 the pet owner took the kitten to the veterinarian. The owner elected humane euthanasia due to financial constraints. The APSS veterinarian stated that seizures would not be expected from an exposure to this product.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Major

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. The product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on cats less than 12 weeks of age.

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 )

0.58

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

12

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

  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 stated that the kitten's signs would not be expected as a result of an exposure to this product. He recommended that the owner monitor and provide supportive care at home.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

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 she relinquished the kitten to the local Animal Control for humane euthanasia on August 11, 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

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.17

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 pet owner reported that 4 additional cats in her household were vomiting, trembling, lethargic, and anorexic between August 10 and August 12, 2009. The pet owner relinquished the cats to her local Animal Control for humane euthanasia between August 11 and August 13, 2009.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. The product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on kittens less than 12 weeks of age.

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

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.83

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 pet owner reported that 4 additional cats in her household were vomiting, trembling, lethargic, and anorexic between August 10 and August 12, 2009. The pet owner relinquished the cats to her local Animal Control for humane euthanasia between August 11 and August 13, 2009.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. The product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on kittens less than 12 weeks of age.

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

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

20

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 pet owner reported that 4 additional cats in her household were vomiting, trembling, lethargic, and anorexic between August 10 and August 12, 2009. The pet owner relinquished the cats to her local Animal Control for humane euthanasia between August 11 and August 13, 2009.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. The product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on kittens less than 12 weeks of age.

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

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.42

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

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 pet owner reported that 4 additional cats in her household were vomiting, trembling, lethargic, and anorexic between August 10 and August 12, 2009. The pet owner relinquished the cats to her local Animal Control for humane euthanasia between August 11 and August 13, 2009.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. The product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on cats less than 12 weeks of age.