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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-0140

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 160118181

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.

10-AUG-16

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

09-AUG-16

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. 28743      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On II Flea Control for Cats and Kittens

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

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

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 August 9, 2016 the owner applied the product onto the cat to treat condition

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 Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

1.5

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Drooling
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure

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?

Treatment / Traitement

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

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

On August 9, 2016 the cat developed symptoms.The owner then took the cat to an emergency clinic. On August 10, 2016 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS) and stated that her cat was being released from the emergency clinic today and the product almost killed her cat. The APSS veterinarian stated this product contains an insect growth regulator (IGR). The APSS veterinarian also stated systemic effects are not expected. The APSS veterinarian finally stated the signs may be more consistent with a permethrin based product. The APSS veterinarian recommended having the veterinarian call for information and hair testing. The owner stated she would discuss it with her family and mentioned that they do not have a dog.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Moderate

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was not considered to be related to causing the clinical situation. On August 25, 2016 an APSS technician called the owner to see if she wanted to continue with hair testing. A message was left asking her to call the APSS back.