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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0080

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 100051727

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.

26-APR-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: QUEBEC

6. Date incident was first observed.

26-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. 26493      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Power Spot Flea and Tick Control for Dogs Over 14 kg

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

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

No

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?

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Longhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

6

kg

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

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Head shaking
    • Symptom - Muscle twitching
    • Specify - Facial Twitching
  • Eye
    • Symptom - Decreased vision
    • Specify - Visual Deficit

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Yes

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?

Other / Autre

specify Contact with household pet who was treated

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

On April 26, 2010 the owner took the cat to the veterinarian. Shortly after, the attending veterinarian called the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated cats do not tolerate permethrin and have individual variations in sensitivity. The APSS veterinarian also stated signs range from mild dermal hypersensitivity to severe and can develop from almost immediately up to 72 hours post-exposure. She further stated that some cats are sensitive enough that casual contact with a treated dog can cause clinical signs. The APSS veterinarian recommended bathing the cat with liquid dish washing detergent, monitoring the cat's body temperature, giving methocarbamol for fasciculations, fluid therapy, and calling back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a high likelihood of causing the clinical situation. This product was not used according to label directions: do not use on cats.