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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-2823

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case#: 1-33296197

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.


5. Location of incident.


Prov / State: FLORIDA

6. Date incident was first observed.


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.


PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 538-270

Product Name: Turf Builder I with Plus 2 Weed Control 28-0-3

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • 2,4-D (PRESENT AS ACID)
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.18 %
      • Guarantee/concentration .59 %

7. b) Type of formulation.


Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Res. - Out Home / Rés - à l'

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?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Other / Autre

specify Goat

3. Breed

Pygmy Goat

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )


8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Regurgitation
    • Symptom - Retching
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Coughing
  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


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

1-33296197 - The reporter, a pet owner, indicated that his pygmy goat was exposed to an herbicide containing the active ingredients 2,4-D and Mecoprop-p. The pet owner reported that he applied the product to his lawn 6 days prior to initial contact with the registrant and then his 4 week old pygmy goat entered the application area at some unknown time after product application. The reporter did not see the goat eat the product but believes the goat may have gotten some of the product on its hooves and then licked his hooves. The reporter indicates that four to six hours after the goat entered the application area the goat started regurgitating, trying to vomit, dry heaving and crying. The reporter put the goat in his garage that night and the following morning he found the goat dead. The reporter was advised that the product has a wide margin of safety and a low level of toxicity and there are numerous possible causes for the described symptoms especially in a young animal. Ingestions of small quantities of the product may cause transient gastro-intestinal irritation but severe symptoms as described are not consistent with product exposure. No further information is available.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here