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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7239

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130106776

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.

01-AUG-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

01-AUG-13

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. 28382      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Dual Action Flea And Tick Spray For Cats And Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
    • PYRETHRINS

7. b) Type of formulation.

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).

On August 1, 2013 the owner sprayed the cat with 2 pumps of the flea and tick product to treat for fleas. The cat may have ingested some of the product during the process, and the owner stopped using the product when signs developed.

To be determined by Registrant

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

No

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

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

10.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

6.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

Oral

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

<=30 min / <=30 min

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

Unknown/Inconnu

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 August 1, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was drooling. The owner bathed the cat with a human shampoo as recommended by the pet store. A short time later the owner noticed that the cat had stopped drooling and she contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that the product can cause a taste reaction with hypersalivation or gagging if groomed off the fur. The APSS veterinarian also stated that signs may last up to 24 to 72 hours. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the owner give the cat a taste treat if more hypersalivation were seen, monitor the cat at home, and call back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here

Signs were expected to be mild and self-limiting.