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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0012

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 090125269

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.

09-NOV-09

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

09-NOV-09

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. 21744      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
    • PYRETHRINS

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).

On November 9, 2009 the owner heavily applied the product to her two cats and then rubbed it in.

To be determined by Registrant

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

No

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Mediumhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.58

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • General
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - Kicking

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown/Inconnu

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 November 9, 2009 the APSS veterinarian stated with exposure hypersalivation and vomiting could be seen due to a taste reaction. She also stated that it is also possible to see signs of alcohol toxicity if the pet ingested enough of the product or absorbed it through the skin. The APSS assistant relayed the veterinarian's recommendations for the owner bathe the cat with liquid dish washing detergent, provide thermoregulation by keeping the cat warm, encourage the cat to eat, monitor the cat at home, and call back with questions. Later in the evening on November 9, 2009 the owner called APSS to update the case. She stated that the cat still seemed ataxic, had difficulty standing on his own, and did not want to eat or drink. The APSS veterinarian recommended the owner take the cat to a veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information. Owner has financial concerns, so the APSS veterinarian recommended the owner confine the cat so he will be unable to hurt himself if he falls down and keep the cat warm.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Mediumhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.58

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
  • General
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - Kicking

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 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

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

On November 9, 2009 the APSS veterinarian stated with exposure hypersalivation and vomiting could be seen due to a taste reaction. She also stated that it is also possible to see signs of alcohol toxicity if the pet ingested enough of the product or absorbed it through the skin. The APSS assistant relayed the veterinarian's recommendations for the owner bathe the cat with liquid dish washing detergent, provide thermoregulation by keeping the cat warm, encourage the cat to eat, monitor the cat at home, and call back with questions. Later in the evening on November 9, 2009 the owner called APSS to update the case. She stated that the cat still seemed ataxic, had difficulty standing on his own, and did not want to eat or drink. The APSS veterinarian recommended the owner take the cat to a veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information. Owner has financial concerns, so the APSS veterinarian recommended the owner confine the cat so he will be unable to hurt himself if he falls down and keep the cat warm.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

On November 9, 2009 the owner called APSS back stating the cat had returned to normal and made a full recovery.