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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-0854

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 100143064

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.

04-NOV-10

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: WASHINGTON

6. Date incident was first observed.

04-NOV-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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2724-275

Product Name: Zodiac Fleatrol Breakaway Flea and Tick Collar for Cats

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • PROPOXUR
      • Guarantee/concentration 10 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

Collar

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

Other Units: count

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 4, 2010 the owner put the collar onto the cat.

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

Persian

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.58

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

4.5

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

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 - Hyperactivity
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

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 4, 2010 the owner noticed the cat was symptomatic, so the owner bathed the cat and then the cat died. The owner then contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS assistant relayed the APSS veterinarian's recommendations to take the cat to the veterinarian for a necropsy and have the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On November 5, 2010 the owner called the APSS back. The APSS technician went over a necropsy and hair testing. The necropsy was not performed due to improper handling of the body. Since there was no reported exposure to a spot on product, hair testing was not performed. The veterinarian who treated the cat believed it died due to a severe flea infestation.