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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-0249

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090120777

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Wellmark International

Address: 100 Stone Road West, Suite 111

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G5L3

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

28-OCT-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

27-OCT-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. 26493      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Power Spot Flea and Tick Control for Dogs over 14 kg

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • PERMETHRIN

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

2

Units: mL

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).

On October 27, 2009 the owner inappropriately applied the product onto the cat.

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

Domestic Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

18

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

6

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Abnormal gait

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Not recovered / Non 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

On October 28, 2009 the owner bathed the cat with baby shampoo before contacting the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian recommended the owner bath the cat in liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD), and if signs are not resolving after the LDWD bath, the owner needs to take the cat to the veterinarian for assessment as the signs could also relate to electrolyte changes and other aging issues. She also recommended that the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a low likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On October 30, an APSS technician called the owner to follow up the case. The owner reported that the cat is still having some issues with the hind legs, but she feels this is due to normal age changes since the cat is geriatric. The owner also stated that she would be taking the cat to the veterinarian the following week for care. A continued APSS consultation was offered, but the owner declined. This product was not used according to label directions: do not use on cats.