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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-4574

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2013AM191

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Bayer Inc

Address: 77 Belfield Rd

City: Toronto

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: M9W 1G6

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

13-AUG-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: UNKNOWN

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

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. 11556

Product Name: Advantage II (unknown size)

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • IMIDACLOPRID
      • Guarantee/concentration 8.8 %
    • PYRIPROXYFEN
      • Guarantee/concentration 44 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

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).

One vial of Advantage II was applied topically by the owner to one spot on the dorsal midline.

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

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Shih Tzu

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death
    • Symptom - Cancer

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

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 approximately 08-Oct-2012, a Shih Tzu canine, of unknown signalment, in unknown condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, was administered 1 tube of Advantage II (dog-unspecified) (Imidacloprid-Pyriproxyfen) once topically by the owner. An unknown amount of time later, the dog was diagnosed with a cancer of the tail which had metastatized to its lungs and an undetermined time later the dog died. No necropsy was performed. The caller contacted Bayer Animal Health to inquire about using the remainder of the product on their new pet and not to report this event.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The information regarding the death of the dog was casually provided during an inquiry. The level of information is very low as no details were given of duration to onset after product application, weight of animal and pipette size, etc. Nevertheless metastatic neoplasia and death are inconsistent with pharmaco-toxicological product profile and experience. Product has wide margin of safety. Oral LD50 in rat 642 mg/kg BW. 20-fold overdosage tolerated by dogs without showing any side effect. The cause of death of this dog is therefore probably the effects of metastatic neoplasia according to case description. Unknown if product was used before. Overall, a product relation can be completely excluded.