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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-1409

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR 1-22094480

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): FMC Corporation

Address: 1735 Market Street

City: Philadelphia

Prov / State: Pennsylvania

Country: USA

Postal Code: 19103

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.



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. 279-2876

Product Name: Furadan 4 F (FMC) Insecticide/Nematicide

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration 44 %

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: Other / Autre

Préciser le type: Corn Grain

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

The product was mixed with corn grain in 01/2010 in an attempt to eradicate starlings. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used for baiting.

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


2. Type of animal affected

Cow / Vache

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?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Death

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?

Accidental ingestion/Ingestion accident.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-22094480: A reporter (an employee with the (state) Department of Agriculture) called on 03/30/2010 to report the exposure of several cows to a pesticide containing the active ingredient Carbofuran. According to the reporter, the product was mixed with corn grain in an attempt to eradicate starlings in 01/2010. Seven cows ingested an unknown amount of product at an unspecified time and died. Specific signs were not mentioned. There were several cows that survived, but actual product exposure is unknown and any signs that were seen were not mentioned. The reporter inquired about the extent of product residue in meat and milk, the metabolism of the product in cattle, and whether the milk and meat from the surviving cattle may be safely consumed by humans. The reporter's questions were forwarded to the appropriate party and the following response was provided based on a goat study: Given the clearance time of Carbofuran, any exposed animal surviving past 12-24 hours will likely be clear of Carbofuran metabolites. There will be no potential Carbofuran residues in the milk or the meat after 60 days. The product is metabolized in cows as it is in goats, with 85% excreted as metabolites in the urine, 6% excreted in the feces, and 0.3% in the milk. All meats are below 0.01% of the dose, and the liver and kidney are 0.03% of the dose. The milk and meat from the surviving cows may be safely consumed by humans. NOTE: This product is not labeled to be used for baiting.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here