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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0604

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case # 1-24920511

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Scotts Company LLC

Address: 14111 Scottslawn Road

City: Marysville

Prov / State: Ohio

Country: USA

Postal Code: 43041

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

09-DEC-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: MICHIGAN

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 239-2682

Product Name: Weed-B-Gon Max

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • 2,4-D (PRESENT AS AMINE SALTS : DIMETHYLAMINE SALT, DIETHANOLAMINE SALT, OR OTHER AMINE SALTS)
      • Guarantee/concentration .12 %
    • DICAMBA (PRESENT AS ACID, AMINE SALT, ESTER, OR SODIUM SALT)
      • Guarantee/concentration .05 %
    • MECOPROP-P (PRESENT AS AMINE SALT)
      • Guarantee/concentration .22 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

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

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 )

14

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death
    • Symptom - Cancer
    • Specify - Cancer near kidneys found on necropsy

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Died

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify The reporter claimed a man in her neighborhood was routinely breaking into her house to poison her cats. No witnessed exposure.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-24920511: The reporter, a pet owner, called on 12/7/10 to report she suspected a man in her neighborhood of intentionally poisoning her cats with a lawn and garden product containing the active ingredients 2,4-D, Dicamba, and Mecoprop. The reporter indicated the man had been repeatedly breaking into her house, and was either: a) force feeding the product to the cats, or b) applying the product to or mixing the product in with a supplement which she gives to the cats. The reporter¿s story changed from one scenario to the other during the course of the call. None of the alleged acts of poisoning had been witnessed by the reporter. According to the reporter, her first cat (1st subform III) passed away in 11/2009; a necropsy was done and cancer was found near the cat¿s kidneys. The reporter¿s second cat (2nd subform III) developed lumps in 01/2010, which were then diagnosed by a veterinarian as cancer in 02/2010. He died in 09/2010. Her third cat (3rd subform III) has been diagnosed with cancer (unspecified timeframe) in her foot and lung. Lastly, the reporter¿s fourth cat (4th subform III) recently gagged and vomited after receiving his supplement, and she could smell the product on his breath after he had vomited. The reporter inquired about any tests that could be run to try and detect the active ingredients, and which laboratories she might contact to run such tests. She also inquired whether or not the product would stay in organs and cause cancer. It was discussed that there was no information at hand regarding either any specific tests which could be run, or the specific half-life of the active ingredients in the body. A recommendation was made that when the reporter discussed her concerns with the police, she should confer with them regarding testing the cat¿s supplements for any signs of tampering. The reporter was told that one of the active ingredients, Dicamba, is a class D carcinogen.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

No witnessed exposure

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Persian

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

12

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Skin
    • Symptom - Lesion
    • Specify - Lumps
  • General
    • Symptom - Cancer
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Died

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify The reporter claimed a man in her neighborhood was routinely breaking into her house to poison her cats. No witnessed exposure.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-24920511: The reporter, a pet owner, called on 12/7/10 to report she suspected a man in her neighborhood of intentionally poisoning her cats with a lawn and garden product containing the active ingredients 2,4-D, Dicamba, and Mecoprop. The reporter indicated the man had been repeatedly breaking into her house, and was either: a) force feeding the product to the cats, or b) applying the product to or mixing the product in with a supplement which she gives to the cats. The reporter¿s story changed from one scenario to the other during the course of the call. None of the alleged acts of poisoning had been witnessed by the reporter. According to the reporter, her first cat (1st subform III) passed away in 11/2009; a necropsy was done and cancer was found near the cat¿s kidneys. The reporter¿s second cat (2nd subform III) developed lumps in 01/2010, which were then diagnosed by a veterinarian as cancer in 02/2010. He died in 09/2010. Her third cat (3rd subform III) has been diagnosed with cancer (unspecified timeframe) in her foot and lung. Lastly, the reporter¿s fourth cat (4th subform III) recently gagged and vomited after receiving his supplement, and she could smell the product on his breath after he had vomited. The reporter inquired about any tests that could be run to try and detect the active ingredients, and which laboratories she might contact to run such tests. She also inquired whether or not the product would stay in organs and cause cancer. It was discussed that there was no information at hand regarding either any specific tests which could be run, or the specific half-life of the active ingredients in the body. A recommendation was made that when the reporter discussed her concerns with the police, she should confer with them regarding testing the cat¿s supplements for any signs of tampering. The reporter was told that one of the active ingredients, Dicamba, is a class D carcinogen.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

No witnessed exposure

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Longhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Cancer

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Anticip. permanent/Permanence anticipée

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?

Other / Autre

specify The reporter claimed a man in her neighborhood was routinely breaking into her house to poison her cats. No witnessed exposure.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-24920511: The reporter, a pet owner, called on 12/7/10 to report she suspected a man in her neighborhood of intentionally poisoning her cats with a lawn and garden product containing the active ingredients 2,4-D, Dicamba, and Mecoprop. The reporter indicated the man had been repeatedly breaking into her house, and was either: a) force feeding the product to the cats, or b) applying the product to or mixing the product in with a supplement which she gives to the cats. The reporter¿s story changed from one scenario to the other during the course of the call. None of the alleged acts of poisoning had been witnessed by the reporter. According to the reporter, her first cat (1st subform III) passed away in 11/2009; a necropsy was done and cancer was found near the cat¿s kidneys. The reporter¿s second cat (2nd subform III) developed lumps in 01/2010, which were then diagnosed by a veterinarian as cancer in 02/2010. He died in 09/2010. Her third cat (3rd subform III) has been diagnosed with cancer (unspecified timeframe) in her foot and lung. Lastly, the reporter¿s fourth cat (4th subform III) recently gagged and vomited after receiving his supplement, and she could smell the product on his breath after he had vomited. The reporter inquired about any tests that could be run to try and detect the active ingredients, and which laboratories she might contact to run such tests. She also inquired whether or not the product would stay in organs and cause cancer. It was discussed that there was no information at hand regarding either any specific tests which could be run, or the specific half-life of the active ingredients in the body. A recommendation was made that when the reporter discussed her concerns with the police, she should confer with them regarding testing the cat¿s supplements for any signs of tampering. The reporter was told that one of the active ingredients, Dicamba, is a class D carcinogen.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Major

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

Persian

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

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 - Gagging
    • Symptom - Vomiting
    • Symptom - Bad breath
    • Specify - Owner smelled the product on the cat's breath after the cat vomited

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?

Other / Autre

specify The reporter claimed a man in her neighborhood was routinely breaking into her house to poison her cats. No witnessed exposure.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-24920511: The reporter, a pet owner, called on 12/7/10 to report she suspected a man in her neighborhood of intentionally poisoning her cats with a lawn and garden product containing the active ingredients 2,4-D, Dicamba, and Mecoprop. The reporter indicated the man had been repeatedly breaking into her house, and was either: a) force feeding the product to the cats, or b) applying the product to or mixing the product in with a supplement which she gives to the cats. The reporter¿s story changed from one scenario to the other during the course of the call. None of the alleged acts of poisoning had been witnessed by the reporter. According to the reporter, her first cat (1st subform III) passed away in 11/2009; a necropsy was done and cancer was found near the cat¿s kidneys. The reporter¿s second cat (2nd subform III) developed lumps in 01/2010, which were then diagnosed by a veterinarian as cancer in 02/2010. He died in 09/2010. Her third cat (3rd subform III) has been diagnosed with cancer (unspecified timeframe) in her foot and lung. Lastly, the reporter¿s fourth cat (4th subform III) recently gagged and vomited after receiving his supplement, and she could smell the product on his breath after he had vomited. The reporter inquired about any tests that could be run to try and detect the active ingredients, and which laboratories she might contact to run such tests. She also inquired whether or not the product would stay in organs and cause cancer. It was discussed that there was no information at hand regarding either any specific tests which could be run, or the specific half-life of the active ingredients in the body. A recommendation was made that when the reporter discussed her concerns with the police, she should confer with them regarding testing the cat¿s supplements for any signs of tampering. The reporter was told that one of the active ingredients, Dicamba, is a class D carcinogen.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here