Health Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada
Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-2683

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR 1-22193416

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.

08-APR-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

08-APR-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. 26491      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: UltraGuard One Spot Treatment for Cats/Kittens (Canada)

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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 product was applied to the cat on 04/08/2010.

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

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

4

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - "Rolling on the floor"
  • Skin
    • Symptom - Pruritus
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Abnormal tongue colour
    • Specify - "Tongue was red"

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.

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

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

1-22193416: A reporter (cat owner) called on 04/08/2010 to report the exposure of her cat to a flea egg and larvae product containing the active ingredient Methoprene. According to the reporter, the product was applied to 3 cats on 04/08/2010. Within 45 minutes, Cat #1 (1st Subform III) was rolling on the floor, scratching its neck and panting. The reporter had wiped the application site with a damp cloth, but the signs were persistent at the time of the report. The other 2 cats were asymptomatic. The reporter was advised that the product contains Methoprene which has very little to no toxicity for mammals. Adverse effects are not expected. The reporter was also advised that the cat may be reacting to the feeling of liquid on her neck. A recommendation was made to bathe the vat in lukewarm water and a non-insecticidal shampoo. A hydrocortisone spray may be used if dermal irritation is noted. The reporter was advised to have the cat evaluated by a veterinarian should the signs persist or worsen in order to rule out other causes for the cat's behavior. On follow up, the reporter stated that the cat also developed a red tongue after product application. All of the cat's signs resolved by the night of the report. The other 2 cats remained asymptomatic. No further information was obtained.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here