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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2014-1783

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 140027077

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.

06-MAR-14

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: CALIFORNIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

27-FEB-14

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2724-815

Product Name: Kirkland Signature Flea and Tick Control Large Dogs 80 Lbs and Over

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 3.6 %
    • ETOFENPROX
      • Guarantee/concentration 30 %
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
      • Guarantee/concentration 5 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

9

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).

Between February 24 and 26, 2014 the owner applied the product onto the dog.

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

Pit Bull Mix

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

9.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

100.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Weakness
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Loss of appetite
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Knuckling
    • Symptom - Collapse
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Laboured breathing
    • Specify - Agonal Breathing
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Died

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 February 27, 2014 the owner noticed the dog had weakness and inappetence. On February 27 and 28, 2014 the owner gave the dog 325 milligrams (mg) of aspirin. On February 28, 2014 the owner noticed the dog had mucoid feces with some blood. On March 4, 2014 the dog started knuckling and collapsed. Shortly after the dog had a seizure, so the owner gave a suppository of xanax or valium. After that the owner saw the dog develop agonal breathing. The dog died later that afternoon. On March 6, 2014 the owner called the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) to obtain help. A necropsy was not available.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was not considered to be related to causing the clinical situation.