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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2014-0232

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: PROSAR case: 1-35807725

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Syngenta Canada Inc.

Address: 140 Research Lane, Research Park

City: Guelph

Prov / State: Ontario

Country: Canada

Postal Code: N1G4Z3

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

21-DEC-13

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

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. 28821      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Cruiser Maxx Beans Seed Treatment

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • FLUDIOXONIL
    • METALAXYL-M (MEFENOXAM)
    • THIAMETHOXAM

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

No

9. Application Rate.

10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

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?

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Unknown

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.75

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

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 - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

Yes

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

1

Day(s) / Jour(s)

15. Outcome of the incident

Died

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify Exposure was not witnessed but caller was concerned that the cats may have had access to the seed.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

1-35807725 - The reporter, a veterinarian, indicated that four cats may have been exposed to bean seeds which had been treated with the active ingredients thiamethoxam, fludioxonil and metalaxyl-m. On the day of initial contact with the registrant four 9-month old cats were brought to her clinic for care. Although no exposure to this product was witnessed the reporter stated that the cats went into the barn where there was a bag of treated bean seeds that the cats could have gotten into. Per the reporter the two male cats (Subform III #2) had been anorexic and vomiting for the past 2 days and at the time of presentation were dehydrated. The reporter ran a small blood work panel on these two cats which showed increased BUN. The pet owner elected to euthanize these two cats. A third cat (Subform III #3) had vomited just once that day, its blood work was normal and it did not require any treatment. A fourth cat (Subform III #1) vomited a large amount of yellow fluid that day, it was anorexic and lethargic. Blood work was not run on this cat. This cat was hospitalized on intravenous fluids and at the time of the initial call the reporter indicated that the cat was not improving as expected. On follow-up call, two days later, a veterinary staff member indicated that the hospitalized cat (Subform III #1) died while still at the veterinary clinic, one day after initial contact. The reporter was advised that there is a very small amount of active ingredient on the treated bean seeds and death is not consistent with exposure to the product. The reporter was further advised that there are numerous possible causes for vomiting and anorexia including infectious agents. A necropsy was recommended to determine an underlying cause for the described symptoms. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Unknown

4. Number of animals affected

2

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.75

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

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 - Anorexia
    • Symptom - Vomiting
  • General
    • Symptom - Dehydration
  • Blood
    • Symptom - Blood urea nitrogen increased
    • Specify - Increased Bun

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Euthanised / Euthanasie

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify Although no exposure was witnessed the caller was concerned that the cat may have had access to the bag of treated bean seeds.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

1-35807725 - The reporter, a veterinarian, indicated that four cats may have been exposed to bean seeds which had been treated with the active ingredients thiamethoxam, fludioxonil and metalaxyl-m. On the day of initial contact with the registrant four 9-month old cats were brought to her clinic for care. Although no exposure to this product was witnessed the reporter stated that the cats went into the barn where there was a bag of treated bean seeds that the cats could have gotten into. Per the reporter the two male cats (Subform III #2) had been anorexic and vomiting for the past 2 days and at the time of presentation were dehydrated. The reporter ran a small blood work panel on these two cats which showed increased BUN. The pet owner elected to euthanize these two cats. A third cat (Subform III #3) had vomited just once that day, its blood work was normal and it did not require any treatment. A fourth cat (Subform III #1) vomited a large amount of yellow fluid that day, it was anorexic and lethargic. Blood work was not run on this cat. This cat was hospitalized on intravenous fluids and at the time of the initial call the reporter indicated that the cat was not improving as expected. On follow-up call, two days later, a veterinary staff member indicated that the hospitalized cat (Subform III #1) died while still at the veterinary clinic, one day after initial contact. The reporter was advised that there is a very small amount of active ingredient on the treated bean seeds and death is not consistent with exposure to the product. The reporter was further advised that there are numerous possible causes for vomiting and anorexia including infectious agents. A necropsy was recommended to determine an underlying cause for the described symptoms. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Medical Professional

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Unknown

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.75

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Unknown

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 - Vomiting

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Yes

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident

Fully Recovered / Complètement rétabli

16. How was the animal exposed?

Other / Autre

specify Although no exposure was witnessed the caller was concerned that the cat may have had access to the bag of treated bean seeds.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

1-35807725 - The reporter, a veterinarian, indicated that four cats may have been exposed to bean seeds which had been treated with the active ingredients thiamethoxam, fludioxonil and metalaxyl-m. On the day of initial contact with the registrant four 9-month old cats were brought to her clinic for care. Although no exposure to this product was witnessed the reporter stated that the cats went into the barn where there was a bag of treated bean seeds that the cats could have gotten into. Per the reporter the two male cats (Subform III #2) had been anorexic and vomiting for the past 2 days and at the time of presentation were dehydrated. The reporter ran a small blood work panel on these two cats which showed increased BUN. The pet owner elected to euthanize these two cats. A third cat (Subform III #3) had vomited just once that day, its blood work was normal and it did not require any treatment. A fourth cat (Subform III #1) vomited a large amount of yellow fluid that day, it was anorexic and lethargic. Blood work was not run on this cat. This cat was hospitalized on intravenous fluids and at the time of the initial call the reporter indicated that the cat was not improving as expected. On follow-up call, two days later, a veterinary staff member indicated that the hospitalized cat (Subform III #1) died while still at the veterinary clinic, one day after initial contact. The reporter was advised that there is a very small amount of active ingredient on the treated bean seeds and death is not consistent with exposure to the product. The reporter was further advised that there are numerous possible causes for vomiting and anorexia including infectious agents. A necropsy was recommended to determine an underlying cause for the described symptoms. No further information is available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here