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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-0868

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-20944061

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.

07-DEC-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: FLORIDA

6. Date incident was first observed.

04-DEC-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. 2596-147

Product Name: UltraGuard One Spot Flea Egg/Larvae Treatment for Cats/Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 2.9 %

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 2 cats on 12/04/2009.

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

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 )

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 <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • 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?

Yes

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

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

1-20944061: A reporter (cat owner) called on 12/07/2009 to report the exposure of her 2 cats to a flea egg and larvae product containing the active ingredient Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cats on 12/04/2009. Within 1 hour, both cats had developed seizures. The reporter called the veterinarian who recommended bathing the cats. The cats were bathed with hand dish soap, but the seizures persisted and they were brought to the veterinarian. The cats were re-bathed and treated with Valium, methocarbamol, phenobarbital, and propofol. The seizures persisted. The reporter took her cats to a different veterinarian as a result of financial constraints. Cat #1 (1st Subform III) died on 12/05/2009. Cat #2 (2nd Subform III) died on 12/06/2009. The reporter was advised that the active ingredient has little to no mammalian toxicity, so adverse effects are not expected. The product does not contain Permethrin or a pyrethroid as the reporter had been advised by her veterinarian. A recommendation was made to consider necropsy to determine the cause of death. 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 Longhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.5

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 <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • 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?

Yes

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

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

1-20944061: A reporter (cat owner) called on 12/07/2009 to report the exposure of her 2 cats to a flea egg and larvae product containing the active ingredient Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cats on 12/04/2009. Within 1 hour, both cats had developed seizures. The reporter called the veterinarian who recommended bathing the cats. The cats were bathed with hand dish soap, but the seizures persisted and they were brought to the veterinarian. The cats were re-bathed and treated with Valium, methocarbamol, phenobarbital, and propofol. The seizures persisted. The reporter took her cats to a different veterinarian as a result of financial constraints. Cat #1 (1st Subform III) died on 12/05/2009. Cat #2 (2nd Subform III) died on 12/06/2009. The reporter was advised that the active ingredient has little to no mammalian toxicity, so adverse effects are not expected. The product does not contain Permethrin or a pyrethroid as the reporter had been advised by her veterinarian. A recommendation was made to consider necropsy to determine the cause of death. 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