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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-5996

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170144791

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.


5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.


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.


PMRA Registration No. 31446      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Power Band Plus Dual Action Flea And Tick Collar For Cats

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


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 August 18, 2017 the owner applied the collar to the cat to treat a condition.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Maine Coon

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )



8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

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

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms


  • Respiratory System
    • Symptom - Laboured breathing
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Anorexia
  • General
    • Symptom - Polydipsia
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


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

In the morning on August 19, 2017 the cat developed symptoms. Shortly after, the owner removed the collar and bathed the cat with dish soap. In the afternoon on August 20, 2017 the owner took the cat to a regular veterinarian but the cat passed away once the owner got there. On August 21, 2017 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that tetrachlorvinphos is an organophosphate (OP) with a very wide margin of safety and that it is used in flea collars and sprays for cats. The APSS veterinarian also stated that it is very rare to see muscarinic salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, dyspnea, emesis (SLUDDE) or nicotinic signs with tetrachlorvinphos. The APSS assistant recommended a necropsy and to call back with questions.

To be determined by Registrant

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


19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. On August 21, 2017 an APSS technician called the regular veterinarian regarding the instructions for the necropsy. Necropsy results: MORPHOLOGIC DIAGNOSES: 1. PLEURAL CAVITY: MARKED SEROSANGUINEOUS AND FIBRINOUS EFFUSION 2. LUNGS: ATELECTSASIS AND PRESUMTIVE PULMONARY EDEMA MICROSCOPIC DIAGNOSES: PLEURAL/ MEDIASTINUM: MULTIFOCAL, MODERATE NECROSUPPURATIVE PLEURITIS 2. LUNGS: MULTIFOCAL, MODERATE TO MARKED ATELECTASIS AND PULMONARY EDEMA 3. HEART: MULTIFOCAL, MODERATE, CHRONIC MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS AND MYOFIBRE DISARRAY The primary histological findings in this case include pleuritis, and myocardial changes consistent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Septic pleuritis (pyothorax) is suspected.