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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-1777

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 1-25728291

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Hartz Canada, Inc.

Address: 1125 Talbot Street

City: St. Thomas

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N5P 3W7

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

30-MAR-11

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

23-MAR-11

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. 26491      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: HARTZ ULTRAGUARD ONE SPOT TREATMENT FOR CATS KITTENS

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

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).

Within 45 min's of applying the product, all three cats began panting, foaming at the mouth, and "freaking out". Caller bathed the product off the cats. One week later, the cats are reportedly "still tired from the rage" the product sent them into. The cats other sxs have resolved except for lethargy.

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 short hair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

5

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

11

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Agitation
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy

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

Recvrd resid.effects/Rétabli séquelles

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

1-25728291- The caller, a pet owner, indicates her animals may have been exposed to a pesticide containing the active ingredient methoprene. The caller reports the product, a topical flea treatment, was applied to her three domestic shorthair cats one week prior to the initial contact with the registrant. The pet owner indicated all three animals demonstrated the behavior response of agitation salivation and panting within forty five minutes of treatment. The animals were bathed and the pet owner reports fatigued at the point of the call due to the response. The pet owner was advised cats sometimes resent application of topical products, especially if unaccustomed to this avenue of administration. The response seen likely reflects a behavioral response rather than a toxicity. Lethargy is likely due to the stress of the event and bathing which cats almost universally resent. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

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 short hair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

3

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

8

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Agitation
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively

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

Recvrd resid.effects/Rétabli séquelles

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

1-25728291- The caller, a pet owner, indicates her animals may have been exposed to a pesticide containing the active ingredient methoprene. The caller reports the product, a topical flea treatment, was applied to her three domestic shorthair cats one week prior to the initial contact with the registrant. The pet owner indicated all three animals demonstrated the behavior response of agitation salivation and panting within forty five minutes of treatment. The animals were bathed and the pet owner reports fatigued at the point of the call due to the response. The pet owner was advised cats sometimes resent application of topical products, especially if unaccustomed to this avenue of administration. The response seen likely reflects a behavioral response rather than a toxicity. Lethargy is likely due to the stress of the event and bathing which cats almost universally resent. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

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 short hair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

2

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

6

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Agitation
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Panting

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

Recvrd resid.effects/Rétabli séquelles

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

1-25728291- The caller, a pet owner, indicates her animals may have been exposed to a pesticide containing the active ingredient methoprene. The caller reports the product, a topical flea treatment, was applied to her three domestic shorthair cats one week prior to the initial contact with the registrant. The pet owner indicated all three animals demonstrated the behavior response of agitation salivation and panting within forty five minutes of treatment. The animals were bathed and the pet owner reports fatigued at the point of the call due to the response. The pet owner was advised cats sometimes resent application of topical products, especially if unaccustomed to this avenue of administration. The response seen likely reflects a behavioral response rather than a toxicity. Lethargy is likely due to the stress of the event and bathing which cats almost universally resent. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here