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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7256

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130122714

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-SEP-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: NEW BRUNSWICK

6. Date incident was first observed.

31-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. 26494      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Powerspot Flea And Tick Control For Dogs Under 14 kg

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • PERMETHRIN

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

Units: mL

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 31, 2013 the owner applied the product to the dog to prevent fleas.

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

Miniature Poodle Mix

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

10.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

16.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Restlessness
  • Skin
    • Symptom - Pruritus

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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 31, 2013 the owner noticed that the dog was restless. On September 1, 2013 the owner noticed that the dog had pruritus. About an hour later the owner bathed the dog with a mild aloe and oatmeal shampoo. Later that morning the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that the dog's signs were consistent with a paresthesia-type reaction. The APSS veterinarian said that the mild shampoo would not have removed all of the product, so she recommended that the owner re-bathe the dog with a liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD). The APSS veterinarian also recommended that the owner apply vitamin E to areas on the dog's skin where the product had been applied, apply a cool compress on the application site, 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

Later on September 1, 2013 the owner contacted the APSS to ask about whether it would be okay to use vitamin E oil (pure) or gel. The APSS veterinarian stated that this would be fine, but that the owner should make sure the product didn't drip down and try to keep the dog from licking it. Signs were expected to be mild and self-limiting.