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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2014-6131

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 140137660

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.

29-OCT-14

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: NOVA SCOTIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

29-OCT-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. 19210      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Breakaway Flea and Tick Collar For Cats

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • PROPOXUR

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

Other Units: collar

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 29, 2014 the cat got the collar, that was put on 1.5 weeks ago, stuck in his mouth. It appears all of the powder had been licked off.

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

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

14.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

8.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

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

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
    • Symptom - Trembling

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

Unknown/Inconnu

16. How was the animal exposed?

Accidental ingestion/Ingestion accident.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

On October 29, 2014 the cat developed symptoms, so the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated this is a carbamate and the risk is for bradycardia, gastrointestinal (GI) upset (vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation), and potentially tremors or weakness with large enough exposure. The APSS veterinarian also stated would also worry about airway obstruction since we don't know how long the collar was stuck in the cat's mouth. The APSS assistant recommended taking the cat to the veterinarian, having the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

Unknown if collar fitted properly on cat.