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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4693

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-19741443

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Address: 400 Plaza Drive

City: Secaucus

Prov / State: New Jersey

Country: USA

Postal Code: 07094-3688

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

03-SEP-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: MISSOURI

6. Date incident was first observed.

02-SEP-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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Non-specific Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs (Tetrachlorvinphos-based)

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • TETRACHLORVINPHOS
      • Unknown

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

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).

The product was applied to the puppy on 09/02/2009.

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

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Mixed Breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.15

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Collapse
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle spasm
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Difficulty Breathing
  • General
    • 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

1-19741443: A reporter (dog owner) called on 09/03/2009 to report the exposure of her puppy to a flea and tick spray containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the puppy on 09/02/2009 as a flea treatment. Three hours following product application, the puppy collapsed, vomited, had muscle spasms and was gasping for air. The reporter tried to bathe the puppy once the signs started, but the puppy died 10 minutes later. The reporter was advised that the signs described are not expected following routine use of the product. Without specific information, cannot say whether the product used is labeled for use on animals younger than 12 weeks of age. 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