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Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-4706

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-20203622

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.

24-SEP-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: KANSAS

6. Date incident was first observed.

21-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. 2596-78

Product Name: UltraGuard Flea/Tick Powder for Cats 4 oz

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • TETRACHLORVINPHOS
      • Guarantee/concentration 3.3 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Dust

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 5 cats between 09/21/2009 and 09/24/2009. All 5 cats were also bathed with an unknown company shampoo just prior to product application. NOTE: This product is not labeled for use in conjunction with other pesticide containing products.

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

Unknown breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1

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

  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • 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

1-20203622: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/24/2009 to report the exposure of his 5 cats to a flea and tick powder containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 09/21/2009, 1 cat on 09/22/2009, and 1 cat on 09/24/2009 following bathing the cats with a non-specific company flea and tick shampoo. At an unspecified time on the day of product application on 09/21/2009, Cat #1 (1st Subform III)developed lethargy and anorexia. He died the same day the signs developed. Cat #2 (1st Subform III) was also treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and developed hair loss, difficulty walking, and lethargy. The cat was euthanized on 09/22/2009. Cat #3 (3rd Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and began vocalizing 5 hours following product application. Cat #3 was found dead outside on 09/24/2009. Cat #4 (4th Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/22/2009 and developed lethargy, difficulty walking, and vocalization. On 09/24/2009, Cat #5 (5th Subform III) was bathed in the shampoo and "went limp". Cat #5 was then treated with the powder, and developed lethargy and panting. The reporter gave her an unspecified antibiotic left over from a previous issue and water from a dropper. At the time of the report, Cat #5's signs were improving. The reporter was advised to bathe Cat #4 and Cat #5 with hand dish soap and have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Organophosphate testing was discussed as was necropsy for the deceased cats. On follow up on 09/25/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed Cat #5 on 09/24/2009, but that her rear limbs became weak and she was vocalizing during the bath. Cat #4 had not been bathed at the time of the follow up. The reporter indicated that Cat #4 was also having some problems with his rear limbs. The reporter was encouraged to take his cats to the veterinarian for evaluation and appropriate testing. Several attempts at follow up were unsuccessful. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used in conjunction with other pesticide-containing products.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Mixed Breed

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

4

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

  • Skin
    • Symptom - Hair loss
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Difficulty walking
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy

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

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

1-20203622: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/24/2009 to report the exposure of his 5 cats to a flea and tick powder containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 09/21/2009, 1 cat on 09/22/2009, and 1 cat on 09/24/2009 following bathing the cats with a non-specific company flea and tick shampoo. At an unspecified time on the day of product application on 09/21/2009, Cat #1 (1st Subform III)developed lethargy and anorexia. He died the same day the signs developed. Cat #2 (1st Subform III) was also treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and developed hair loss, difficulty walking, and lethargy. The cat was euthanized on 09/22/2009. Cat #3 (3rd Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and began vocalizing 5 hours following product application. Cat #3 was found dead outside on 09/24/2009. Cat #4 (4th Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/22/2009 and developed lethargy, difficulty walking, and vocalization. On 09/24/2009, Cat #5 (5th Subform III) was bathed in the shampoo and "went limp". Cat #5 was then treated with the powder, and developed lethargy and panting. The reporter gave her an unspecified antibiotic left over from a previous issue and water from a dropper. At the time of the report, Cat #5's signs were improving. The reporter was advised to bathe Cat #4 and Cat #5 with hand dish soap and have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Organophosphate testing was discussed as was necropsy for the deceased cats. On follow up on 09/25/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed Cat #5 on 09/24/2009, but that her rear limbs became weak and she was vocalizing during the bath. Cat #4 had not been bathed at the time of the follow up. The reporter indicated that Cat #4 was also having some problems with his rear limbs. The reporter was encouraged to take his cats to the veterinarian for evaluation and appropriate testing. Several attempts at follow up were unsuccessful. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used in conjunction with other pesticide-containing products.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

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 )

1

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

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • 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

1-20203622: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/24/2009 to report the exposure of his 5 cats to a flea and tick powder containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 09/21/2009, 1 cat on 09/22/2009, and 1 cat on 09/24/2009 following bathing the cats with a non-specific company flea and tick shampoo. At an unspecified time on the day of product application on 09/21/2009, Cat #1 (1st Subform III)developed lethargy and anorexia. He died the same day the signs developed. Cat #2 (1st Subform III) was also treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and developed hair loss, difficulty walking, and lethargy. The cat was euthanized on 09/22/2009. Cat #3 (3rd Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and began vocalizing 5 hours following product application. Cat #3 was found dead outside on 09/24/2009. Cat #4 (4th Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/22/2009 and developed lethargy, difficulty walking, and vocalization. On 09/24/2009, Cat #5 (5th Subform III) was bathed in the shampoo and "went limp". Cat #5 was then treated with the powder, and developed lethargy and panting. The reporter gave her an unspecified antibiotic left over from a previous issue and water from a dropper. At the time of the report, Cat #5's signs were improving. The reporter was advised to bathe Cat #4 and Cat #5 with hand dish soap and have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Organophosphate testing was discussed as was necropsy for the deceased cats. On follow up on 09/25/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed Cat #5 on 09/24/2009, but that her rear limbs became weak and she was vocalizing during the bath. Cat #4 had not been bathed at the time of the follow up. The reporter indicated that Cat #4 was also having some problems with his rear limbs. The reporter was encouraged to take his cats to the veterinarian for evaluation and appropriate testing. Several attempts at follow up were unsuccessful. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used in conjunction with other pesticide-containing products.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

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 )

9

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

  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Difficulty walking
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
    • Symptom - Weakness
    • Specify - Problems with hind limbs

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

Unknown/Inconnu

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

1-20203622: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/24/2009 to report the exposure of his 5 cats to a flea and tick powder containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 09/21/2009, 1 cat on 09/22/2009, and 1 cat on 09/24/2009 following bathing the cats with a non-specific company flea and tick shampoo. At an unspecified time on the day of product application on 09/21/2009, Cat #1 (1st Subform III)developed lethargy and anorexia. He died the same day the signs developed. Cat #2 (1st Subform III) was also treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and developed hair loss, difficulty walking, and lethargy. The cat was euthanized on 09/22/2009. Cat #3 (3rd Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and began vocalizing 5 hours following product application. Cat #3 was found dead outside on 09/24/2009. Cat #4 (4th Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/22/2009 and developed lethargy, difficulty walking, and vocalization. On 09/24/2009, Cat #5 (5th Subform III) was bathed in the shampoo and "went limp". Cat #5 was then treated with the powder, and developed lethargy and panting. The reporter gave her an unspecified antibiotic left over from a previous issue and water from a dropper. At the time of the report, Cat #5's signs were improving. The reporter was advised to bathe Cat #4 and Cat #5 with hand dish soap and have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Organophosphate testing was discussed as was necropsy for the deceased cats. On follow up on 09/25/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed Cat #5 on 09/24/2009, but that her rear limbs became weak and she was vocalizing during the bath. Cat #4 had not been bathed at the time of the follow up. The reporter indicated that Cat #4 was also having some problems with his rear limbs. The reporter was encouraged to take his cats to the veterinarian for evaluation and appropriate testing. Several attempts at follow up were unsuccessful. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used in conjunction with other pesticide-containing products.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

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 )

3

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

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - "Went limp"
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle weakness
  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing

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

Unknown/Inconnu

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

1-20203622: A reporter (cat owner) called on 09/24/2009 to report the exposure of his 5 cats to a flea and tick powder containing the active ingredient Tetrachlorvinphos. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 09/21/2009, 1 cat on 09/22/2009, and 1 cat on 09/24/2009 following bathing the cats with a non-specific company flea and tick shampoo. At an unspecified time on the day of product application on 09/21/2009, Cat #1 (1st Subform III)developed lethargy and anorexia. He died the same day the signs developed. Cat #2 (1st Subform III) was also treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and developed hair loss, difficulty walking, and lethargy. The cat was euthanized on 09/22/2009. Cat #3 (3rd Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/21/2009 and began vocalizing 5 hours following product application. Cat #3 was found dead outside on 09/24/2009. Cat #4 (4th Subform III) was treated with the products on 09/22/2009 and developed lethargy, difficulty walking, and vocalization. On 09/24/2009, Cat #5 (5th Subform III) was bathed in the shampoo and "went limp". Cat #5 was then treated with the powder, and developed lethargy and panting. The reporter gave her an unspecified antibiotic left over from a previous issue and water from a dropper. At the time of the report, Cat #5's signs were improving. The reporter was advised to bathe Cat #4 and Cat #5 with hand dish soap and have them evaluated by a veterinarian. Organophosphate testing was discussed as was necropsy for the deceased cats. On follow up on 09/25/2009, the reporter stated that he bathed Cat #5 on 09/24/2009, but that her rear limbs became weak and she was vocalizing during the bath. Cat #4 had not been bathed at the time of the follow up. The reporter indicated that Cat #4 was also having some problems with his rear limbs. The reporter was encouraged to take his cats to the veterinarian for evaluation and appropriate testing. Several attempts at follow up were unsuccessful. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used in conjunction with other pesticide-containing products.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here