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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-1437

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR 1-21964940

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.



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. 2596-150

Product Name: UltraGuard Pro Flea/Tick Drops Plus for Dogs/Puppies 4-15 lbs

  • Active Ingredient(s)
      • Guarantee/concentration 2.3 %
      • Guarantee/concentration 85.7 %

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 canine product was applied to the cat on 03/16/2010. NOTE: This product is not labeled 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?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Laboured breathing
    • Specify - "Gasping"
  • 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?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-21964940: A reporter (cat owner) called on 03/18/2010 to report the exposure of his cat to a canine flea and tick product containing the active ingredients Methoprene and Phenothrin. According to the reporter, the product was applied to the cat on 03/16/2010. The cat was found gasping in the street later that same day. According to the reporter, the cat did not appear to have been hit by a car. The cat was brought in the house and ate a small amount and drank from the caller's hand. The reporter was getting ready to take the cat to the veterinarian when it died. The reporter took the cat's body to the veterinary clinic for a post-mortem examination. Results were pending at the time of the report. The reporter was advised that cats can be very sensitive to flea and tick products.The product applied to the cat was a dog product; dog products are too strong for use in cats and utilize a different active ingredient than the cat products do. Cats cannot metabolize the dog products and it is very dangerous to apply concentrated flea and tick products to cats. Severe signs can result including tremors, seizures, and death. As soon as it is realized a mistake has been made and a dog product has been applied to a cat, the cat should be bathed several times in a hand dish washing soap like Dawn with water for decontamination and should then immediately be seen by a veterinarian for treatment. No further information was obtained. NOTE: This product is not labeled 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