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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-0871

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: Prosar 1-21081256

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.


5. Location of incident.


Prov / State: MINNESOTA

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2596-22

Product Name: UltraGuard Rid Flea Dog Shampoo Refreshing Fresh Citrus 18 fl oz

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration .149 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .089 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .045 %

7. b) Type of formulation.


Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


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 shampoo was applied to the cat on 12/15/2009. NOTE: This product is not labelled for use on cats.

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

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Unknown 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

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • General
    • Symptom - Death
    • Symptom - Subdued
    • Specify - cat got quiet

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


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

1-21081256: A reporter (cat owner) called on 12/15/2009 to report his cat's exposure to a flea and tick shampoo containing the active ingredients Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, and NOBD. According to the reporter, the shampoo was applied to the cat 3 hours prior to the report to treat a possible flea infestation. The reporter lathered the product heavily on the cat's head. Within 1 minute of product application, the cat had a seizure that lasted about 30 seconds. Following the seizure, the cat got quiet and died a few minutes later. The reporter was advised that while the product is not labelled for use on cats, it would still not be expected to result in the signs described. The signs of product overdose were reviewed, and the reporter was advised to consider other causes for the signs. A recommendation was made to consider necropsy to determine the cause of death. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labelled for use on cats.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here