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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2009-5437

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-20839721

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.

25-NOV-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: CONNECTICUT

6. Date incident was first observed.

24-NOV-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. 2596-140

Product Name: UltraGuard Plus Flea/Tick Spray for Cats 8 fl oz

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration .07 %
    • TETRACHLORVINPHOS
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.08 %

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 3 cats on 11/24/2009. Tylenol may have been given to one cat (Tylenol is toxic to cats).

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

Domestic Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.5

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

4

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

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

1-20839721: A reporter (cat owner) called on 11/25/2009 to report the exposure of his 3 cats to a flea and tick spray containing the active ingredients Tetrachlorvinphos and Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cats on 11/24/2009. At an unknown time following product application, Cat #1 (1st Subform III) developed anorexia, lethargy, and ataxia. Cats #2 (2nd Subform III) and #3 (3rd Subform III) developed anorexia and lethargy. The reporter bathed all 3 cats on 11/23/2009, and stated he gave Cat #1 Tylenol. The reporter then said that he did not give Cat #1 Tylenol. All 3 cats were still having signs at the time of the report. The reporter was advised that the product is not expected to result in adverse effects with routine use. A recommendation was made to decontaminate the cats with a non-insecticidal shampoo and have them evaluated by a veterinarian if signs persist. The reporter was also advised that Tylenol is toxic to cats, and any cat that had been given Tylenol needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian. The reporter called back on 11/27/2009 to state that Cat #1 died on 11/26/2009. The other 2 cats developed salivation and trouble walking. They were taken to a veterinarian and the reporter wanted to know what treatment should be provided. The reporter was advised that there is a blood test to confirm whether the signs are consistent with product toxicity. He was again advised that the product is not expected to cause adverse effects with labeled use. Over-application of the product or the use of product on an ill animal may result in signs of toxicity. The reporter was also advised to have the veterinarian call with any questions about case management. On follow up in 11/30/2009, the reporter stated that Cats #2 and #3 were doing well. He was unsure what treatments they received and what the diagnosis was. On 12/04/2009, the reporter called to say that Cat #2 had passed away at an unknown time. Cat #3 was fine at the time of the call back. 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

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 )

2

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

10

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Difficulty walking
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

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

1-20839721: A reporter (cat owner) called on 11/25/2009 to report the exposure of his 3 cats to a flea and tick spray containing the active ingredients Tetrachlorvinphos and Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cats on 11/24/2009. At an unknown time following product application, Cat #1 (1st Subform III) developed anorexia, lethargy, and ataxia. Cats #2 (2nd Subform III) and #3 (3rd Subform III) developed anorexia and lethargy. The reporter bathed all 3 cats on 11/23/2009, and stated he gave Cat #1 Tylenol. The reporter then said that he did not give Cat #1 Tylenol. All 3 cats were still having signs at the time of the report. The reporter was advised that the product is not expected to result in adverse effects with routine use. A recommendation was made to decontaminate the cats with a non-insecticidal shampoo and have them evaluated by a veterinarian if signs persist. The reporter was also advised that Tylenol is toxic to cats, and any cat that had been given Tylenol needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian. The reporter called back on 11/27/2009 to state that Cat #1 died on 11/26/2009. The other 2 cats developed salivation and trouble walking. They were taken to a veterinarian and the reporter wanted to know what treatment should be provided. The reporter was advised that there is a blood test to confirm whether the signs are consistent with product toxicity. He was again advised that the product is not expected to cause adverse effects with labeled use. Over-application of the product or the use of product on an ill animal may result in signs of toxicity. The reporter was also advised to have the veterinarian call with any questions about case management. On follow up in 11/30/2009, the reporter stated that Cats #2 and #3 were doing well. He was unsure what treatments they received and what the diagnosis was. On 12/04/2009, the reporter called to say that Cat #2 had passed away at an unknown time. Cat #3 was fine at the time of the call back. 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

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 )

2

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

8

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Difficulty walking

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

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

1-20839721: A reporter (cat owner) called on 11/25/2009 to report the exposure of his 3 cats to a flea and tick spray containing the active ingredients Tetrachlorvinphos and Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cats on 11/24/2009. At an unknown time following product application, Cat #1 (1st Subform III) developed anorexia, lethargy, and ataxia. Cats #2 (2nd Subform III) and #3 (3rd Subform III) developed anorexia and lethargy. The reporter bathed all 3 cats on 11/23/2009, and stated he gave Cat #1 Tylenol. The reporter then said that he did not give Cat #1 Tylenol. All 3 cats were still having signs at the time of the report. The reporter was advised that the product is not expected to result in adverse effects with routine use. A recommendation was made to decontaminate the cats with a non-insecticidal shampoo and have them evaluated by a veterinarian if signs persist. The reporter was also advised that Tylenol is toxic to cats, and any cat that had been given Tylenol needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian. The reporter called back on 11/27/2009 to state that Cat #1 died on 11/26/2009. The other 2 cats developed salivation and trouble walking. They were taken to a veterinarian and the reporter wanted to know what treatment should be provided. The reporter was advised that there is a blood test to confirm whether the signs are consistent with product toxicity. He was again advised that the product is not expected to cause adverse effects with labeled use. Over-application of the product or the use of product on an ill animal may result in signs of toxicity. The reporter was also advised to have the veterinarian call with any questions about case management. On follow up in 11/30/2009, the reporter stated that Cats #2 and #3 were doing well. He was unsure what treatments they received and what the diagnosis was. On 12/04/2009, the reporter called to say that Cat #2 had passed away at an unknown time. Cat #3 was fine at the time of the call back. No further information was obtained.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here