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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-3184

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case #: 1-26526419

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Scotts Canada Ltd.

Address: 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 5, Suite 101

City: Mississauga

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: L5N2R7

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

16-JUN-11

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

15-JUN-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. 27933      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Ecosense Path Clear Grass Weed Control Spray

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • ACETIC ACID

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: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'ext.maison

Préciser le type: lawn

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

Other / Autre

specify rabbit

3. Breed

lop eared

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

2

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Constipation
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

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?

Contact treat.area/Contact surf. traitée

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

1-26526419-the reporter, a pet owner, indicated the animal may have been exposed to an herbicide containing the active ingredients citric acid and acetic acid. The reporter stated she applied the product to her residential lawn five days prior to her initial contact with the registrant. She stated her two year old female lop eared rabbit was outside during application and had crossed the application area. She did not indicate how long after application the animal was allowed access. The pet owner was concerned the animal may have groomed its feet or ingested foliage to which the product had been applied. The animal was reported to have stopped eating and defecating the night prior to her initial report. The pet owner was advised of the potential gastrointestinal irritant effect that may be seen following direct ingestion of the product. The exposure described, the time frame described, and the signs all seemed to be inconsistent with the toxicity profile of the active ingredient. She was advised to seek veterinary assistance for the animal. On follow up the pet owner indicated the animal had died. Her veterinarian had indicated the animal likely had a gastrointestinal disorder. She indicated she did not pursue necropsy. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here