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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2010-3445

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case #1-22725515

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Scotts Canada Ltd.

Address: 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 5, Suite 101

City: Mississauga

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: L5N2R7

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA


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. 28375      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Ecosense Slug B Gon Slug Snail Bait

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

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

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

Dog / Chien

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


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Constipation
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Abnormal posture
    • Specify - "hunched over"
    • Symptom - Muscle weakness
    • Symptom - Difficulty talking
  • General
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - "decalcification of spin on radiographs"

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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?

Other / Autre

specify Product spilled was observed. The animal had access to the area, no exposure was observed. Ingestion posited.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-22725515-The reporter calls to indicate her animal may have been exposed to a pesticide containing the active ingredient Ferric Phosphate. The caller reports her 3 year 12pound Maltese dog had access to an area 4-10 days before the initial contact to the registrant where product was spilled. No exposure was observed. Ingestion is posited by the owner. "Several days" prior to initial contact the animal had developed vomiting, difficulty walking, and "hunched up" posture. The caller stated the animal was examined by a veterinarian 2 days before the call and had radiographs of its abdomen that revealed a colon full of stool and a decalcification of its spine. The animal was manually disimpacted, placed on oral antinflammatory medications, antibiotics and sent home with a laxative. The caller stated the symptoms had not resolved and the animal was not eating well. The caller was advised signs seen and time line are not consistent with exposure to this product and advised to follow with her veterinarian. On routine call back the caller stated she had seen a specialist and the animal was found to have "pressure on the nerves" of its spinal cord. The cause was unknown. Recovery was expected to take several months.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here