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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-6357

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR case #: 1-35022762

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Address: 400 Plaza Drive

City: Secaucus

Prov / State: New Jersey

Country: USA

Postal Code: 07094-3688

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


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. Unknown

Product Name: UltraGuard OneSpot Treatment for Cats and Kittens

  • 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: 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).

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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Longhair

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


  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Abnormal gait
    • Symptom - Abnormal posture
    • Specify - crouching
    • Symptom - Fasciculations
    • Symptom - Difficulty getting up
    • Symptom - Seizure
    • Symptom - Muscle twitching

12. How long did the symptoms last?

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

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?


Day(s) / Jour(s)

15. Outcome of the incident

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

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

1-35022762 - The reporter, a pet owner, indicated that her cat was exposed to a registrant insecticidal product. At the time of the initial call the reporter stated that she no longer had product packaging and could only provide the name Ultra Guard One Spot for Cats she was unable to provide a PCP registration number, the bar code number or the active ingredient for the product. Based on the name of the product that was provided by the caller we have assumed that the product used is the Hartz UltraGuard OneSpot Treatment for Cats and Kittens with the active ingredient of methoprene. The reporter indicated that she applied the product to her cat three days prior to initial contact with the registrant. Soon after product application the cat started crouching and walking strangely. By the next morning the cat could not stand and his face was twitching. The reporter took the cat to her veterinarian that day and during the exam the cat had a seizure. At the time of the initial call the cat had been hospitalized at the veterinary clinic and the reporter was looking for veterinary bill reimbursement. The reporter was advised that the active ingredient in this product has little to no toxicity to mammals and the described symptoms would not be expected from exposure to this product. Pyrethroid hair testing was recommended to determine if the cat had been exposed to a pyrethroid insecticide as the described symptoms were consistent with an overexposure to a pyrethroid insecticide. On follow-up call, two days later, the reporter indicated that her cat stayed at the veterinary clinic for a period of 24 hours and the symptoms had completely resolved. Pyrethroid hair testing confirmed exposure to permethrin. Permethrin is found in dog spot-on products which are not labeled for use on cats and in environmental insecticides but permethrin is not an active ingredient in the registrant cat UltraGuard OneSpot product. 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