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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0272

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 100132669

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.

11-OCT-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: BRITISH COLUMBIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

11-OCT-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?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

2

Units: mL

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 October 11, 2010 the owner inappropriately applied the product onto the cat.

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 Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

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

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure

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 October 11, 2010 the owner returned home to find the cat seizuring. Shortly after, the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated cats are highly sensitive to permethrins. The APSS veterinarian also stated with prolonged, uncontrolled tremors or seizures, myoglobinuria with resultant renal damage and hyperthermia with resultant DIC can be seen. The APSS veterinarian recommended taking the cat to the veterinarian and have the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

After the APSS consultation, the owner contacted the APSS to inquire about giving Benadryl to control the seizures. The APSS veterinarian again recommended the owner take the cat to the veterinarian as the cat's condition could be life threatening. This product was not used according to label directions: Do not use on cats.