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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2011-3860

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 110071497

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.

09-JUN-11

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: OHIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

31-MAY-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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2724-488

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On Flea Control For Cats And Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 3.6 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

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 May 30, 2011 the owner applied the product to his cat.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?

Yes

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Himalayan Mix

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

10.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

15.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>3 days <=1 wk / >3 jours <=1 sem

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Hiding
    • Symptom - Abnormal behaviour
    • Specify - Anti Social Behavior
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • 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 May 31, 2011 the owner noticed the cat was hiding and exhibiting anti-social behavior. On June 3, 2011 the cat became anorexic. On June 5, 2011 the owner bathed the cat with shampoo and applied a flea and tick spray for dogs onto the cat. On June 7, 2011 the cat died. On June 9, 2011 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The owner stated he had already buried the cat's body, so a necropsy would not be possible.


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. A follow up was not performed, because additional information was not expected.