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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-2374

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 100019923

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.

18-FEB-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: MICHIGAN

6. Date incident was first observed.

18-FEB-10

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. 2724-488

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On Flea Control for Cats and Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 3.6 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

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 February February 16, 2010 the owner applied the product to the cat.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?

Yes

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

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?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Muscle tremors
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

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

On February 17, 2010 the cat developed muscle tremors and then died shortly after. The APSS veterinarian stated methoprene is not expected to cause tremors and death, and they need to rule out exposure to permethrin.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On February 19, 2010 an APSS technician contacted the veterinarian clinic to discuss hair testing options. The regular veterinarian stated that after the consultation with the APSS, she had a conversation with the owners. The owners stated that they indeed have an old vial of dog topical spot on in the house that may have been applied to the cat instead of the cat spot on.