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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-3396

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR Case#: 1-33734435

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.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

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. 30145      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Ecosense Weed B Gon RTS Weed Control

  • Active Ingredient(s)

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

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Shorthair

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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Diarrhea
    • Specify - soft stool
  • General
    • Symptom - Malaise
    • Symptom - Pain
  • Blood
    • Symptom - Leukopenia
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Stomach pain
    • Specify - painful cranial abdomen

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

1-33734435 - The reporter, a veterinarian, indicated that a cat may have been exposed to an herbicide product containing the active ingredient iron HEDTA. The veterinarian reported that a 5-year-old, male, 17.73 pound, domestic short hair was seen ingesting some grass from an application area. It was not indicated when the product was applied and how soon the cat was in the area ingesting the grass after application. At the time of initial contact, the reporter indicates that the cat is suffering from general malaise, has soft stool and a painful cranial abdomen. The reporter was advised that ingestions of small amounts of the product may result in transient gastrointestinal irritation and very large ingestions could result in iron toxicity and corrosive effects to the gastrointestinal tract. The reporter was further advised that ingestion of grass in the application area would typically result in very minimal exposures to the product and is unlikely to pose a toxicity concern. The reporter was encouraged to consider other etiologies for the described symptoms. On follow-up call, six days later, the reporter indicated that the cat was treated in the hospital for one day with ampicillin, buprenorphine, subcutaneous fluids and activated charcoal. PLI testing looking for pancreatits was negative and blood work showed a stress leukogram with mild decreases in lymphocytes. The animal had diarrhea for one day and then symptoms resolved. 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