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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2016-0066

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 150090844

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-JUL-15

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

05-JUL-15

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 (30 lbs)

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

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

.75

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 July 5, 2015 the owner inappropriately applied the dog product onto the cat as prevention.

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

Savannah

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

30.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Vocalizing
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Restlessness
    • Symptom - Agitation

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 July 5, 2015 the cat developed symptoms. On July 6, 2015 the owner bathed the cat (oatmeal pet shampoo) and then called the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated exposure in cats to concentrated permethrins can result in significant central nervous system (CNS) signs, tremors and seizures. The APSS assistant recommended monitoring the cat at home for tremors, taking the cat to the veterinarian (if tremors develop), and having the veterinarian call for information.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here

On July 6, 2015 the owner called the APSS back to ask how long the symptoms should last. The APSS technician stated the signs may last up to 72 hours and recommended confining the cat (keep him inside in a relaxed environment). The owner stated that the cat had fully recovered and all signs ended on July 6, 2015. Off label use of dog product on cat.