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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4443

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-19845383

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.

09-SEP-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ALBERTA

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Killex (non-specific)

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • 2,4-D (PRESENT AS AMINE SALTS : DIMETHYLAMINE SALT, DIETHANOLAMINE SALT, OR OTHER AMINE SALTS)
    • DICAMBA (PRESENT AS ACID, AMINE SALT, ESTER, OR SODIUM SALT)
    • MECOPROP P-ISOMER PRESENT AS DIMETHYLAMINE SALT

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

No

9. Application Rate.

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'ext.maison

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

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

Unknown breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

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
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Liver
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - "Spots on liver"

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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?

Other / Autre

specify Unknown if exposure occurred-possible contact with spilled product

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-19845383: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/09/2009 to report the possible exposure of her cat to an herbicide containing the active ingredients 2,4-D, Mecoprop, and Dicamba. According to the reporter, the product had spilled onto the dirt floor of the reporter's shed a few months prior to the call. At the time, the reporter detected an odor but was not aware that the product had spilled, so she left the shed door open to ventilate. The reporter's cat had developed anorexia and lethargy at an unknown time and had been euthanized, and the cat's veterinarian found spots on the cat's liver. The reporter recently realized that the source of the odor in the shed was from the spilled product and she became concerned that the cat may have gone into the shed and walked through the spilled product. The reporter asked whether that exposure could result in spots on the liver. The reporter was advised that the described possible exposure would not be expected to result in the signs described. Chronic or prolonged over-exposure may result in liver effects, but not from the potential exposure described. Transient dermal or inhalation exposure would not be expected to result in significant signs. A recommendation was made to consider other possible causes for the spots on the liver and signs of illness. No further information was obtained.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here