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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-7288

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 130139123

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.

04-OCT-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: NOVA SCOTIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

03-OCT-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 October 2, 2013 the owner sprayed 2 cats with the product to treat for fleas; the cats may have been able to ingest some of the product via grooming.

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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Longhair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

7.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

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

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling

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.

Unknown

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

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

On October 3, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was drooling. On October 4, 2013 the owner bathed the cat using a liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD). Later that morning the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that the product could cause a stress or taste reaction if ingested or groomed off of the coat; this can last for 24 to 36 hours. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the owner monitor the cat for central nervous system (CNS) signs of twitching or abnormal walking and call back or take the cat to the veterinarian if these signs were seen, give the cat a taste treat, 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

On October 6, 2013 an APSS technician called the owner to update the case; she was able to speak to the owner's mother. The owner's mother stated that the owner had monitored the cat at home for CNS signs on October 4, 2013 and that the cat had fully recovered on the morning of October 5, 2013.

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

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

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

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
    • Symptom - Vomiting

12. How long did the symptoms last?

>8 hrs <=24 hrs / > 8 h < = 24 h

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

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

On the morning of October 4, 2013 the owner noticed that the cat was drooling. Later that morning the owner bathed the cat using a liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD); at that time, she also contacted the company to obtain help and was advised to give food to remove the bad taste from the cat's mouth. Shortly after being given food by the owner, the cat vomited. Later that morning the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. The APSS veterinarian stated that the product could cause a stress or taste reaction if ingested or groomed off of the coat; this can last for 24 to 36 hours. The APSS veterinarian recommended that the owner monitor the cat for central nervous system (CNS) signs of twitching or abnormal walking and call back or take the cat to the veterinarian if these signs were seen, give the cat a taste treat, 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

On October 6, 2013 an APSS technician called the owner to update the case; she was able to speak to the owner's mother. The owner's mother stated that the owner had monitored the cat at home for CNS signs on October 4, 2013 and that the cat had fully recovered on the morning of October 5, 2013.