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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-2542

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 10026557

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Monsanto Canada Inc.

Address: 180 Kent Street, Suite 810

City: Ottawa

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: K1P 0B6

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

12-APR-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: SOUTH CAROLINA

6. Date incident was first observed.

02-MAR-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. 241-425-71995

Product Name: Roundup Ready To Use Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • GLYPHOSATE (PRESENT AS ISOPROPYLAMINE SALT OR ETHANOLAMINE SALT)
      • Guarantee/concentration 1 %

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: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'ext.maison

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

Owner's neighbor sprayed his fence line with a Roundup product on either Feb 28th or March 1st. There was a heavy rain the night of March 1st/2nd

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

Other

2. Type of animal affected

Other / Autre

specify Goat

3. Breed

Nigerian Dwarf

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.21

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

15

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Disorientation
  • General
    • Symptom - Weakness
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - Circling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

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?

Contact treat.area/Contact surf. traitée

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

2.5 mo immature male weighing 15.0 lb. Was in good health previously. Normal environment: fenced. Agent Exposure Roundup Ready To Use Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer (suspected agent id) Possible exposure occurred on Mar 02, 2010 at 08:00 AM CST (observed ). Exposure involved unknown amount dermally and orally. The exposure was accidental, and occurred at neighbor other. The agent was obtained from Other Retailer. The lot number was unk. The expiration date was null. [Note : Owner's neighbor sprayed his fence line with a Roundup product on either Feb 28th or March 1st. There was a heavy rain the night of March 1st/2nd. The goats ended up in the nearby drainage ditch on the morning of March 2nd, and were found by the owner covered in mud. She is concerned that some of the Roundup had been washed into the drainage ditch and the goats were exposed either dermally or orally. (by (name) on Mar 05, 2010 at 09:56 AM)] Because the amount was unknown consistent, the patient was considered to be at low risk of developing clinical signs. If signs develop, there is low risk that those signs will be life-threatening. [Note : Glyphosate has a very wide margin of safety. It inhibits a specific biochemical pathway that is unique to plants. Ingestion of the product when wet can cause some irritation to the oral mucous membranes, causing nausea and vomiting. Once the product has dried and is absorbed into the plants it is nontoxic. I only takes a few hours for the Roundup to absorb into plants, so if they had been sprayed early on March 1st, a heavy rain that not should not have washed off the active ingrediant. (by (name) on Mar 05, 2010 at 09:56 AM)] Potential Cause Roundup Ready To Use Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer Because the time course was not consistent, the amount was unknown consistent, and the findings were not consistent, this substance was considered to have not related likelihood of causing the clinical situation.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Two goats were involved in this incident, however only one of them died. Therefore only the one that died was entered into this incident report.