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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-5068

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 505513

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): S.C. Johnson and Son, Limited

Address: 1 Webster Street

City: Brantford

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N3T 5R1

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.


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.


PMRA Registration No. 28347      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 4822-538

Product Name: Raid Outdoor Ant Spikes - Canada

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.

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

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?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed


4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

<=15 min / <=15 min

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • Eye
    • Symptom - Pupil dilation
  • General
    • Symptom - Fever
  • Eye
    • Symptom - Decreased pupillary light reflex
  • Skin
    • Symptom - Blister
    • Specify - Abscess

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?


Day(s) / Jour(s)

15. Outcome of the incident

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Accidental ingestion/Ingestion accident.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

7/21/2009 Caller is a veterinarian treating a cat that chewed on an ant spike in the past 24 hours. There was no plastic ingested. The cat presents with a temperature of 104.4 degrees Fahrenheit, dilated pupils with a slow pupillary light response. 8/3/2009 Callback attempted to the original caller for follow up information. Unable to leave a message. 8/5/2009 Callback to original caller for follow up. The veterinarian also found an abscess on the cat from a cat bite. The cat was placed on IV fluids and had symptoms for 24 hours.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

The information contained in this report is based on self-reported statements provided to the registrant during telephone Interview(s). These self-reported descriptions of an incident have not been independently verified to be factually correct or complete descriptions of the incident. For that reason, information contained in this report does not and can not form the basis for a determination of whether the reported clinical effects are causally related to exposure to the product identified in the telephone interviews. Exposure history appears to indicate that even though the bait station had been chewed on, it was still intact such that majority of the bait pesticide still remained within the bait station housing. Secondly, the potential dose of abamectin this cat could have received from a single ant bait station is well below any dose of this compound that could potentially lead to type of profound illness reported in this case and is biologically inconceivable. Finally, the treating DVM was able to confirm that this cat's illness is was more likely due to a bite abscess that was found on the cat.