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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-7001

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170178408

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.

12-OCT-17

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: NOVA SCOTIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

12-OCT-17

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. 28382      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Zodiac Dual Action Flea And Tick Spray For Cats And Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
    • N-OCTYL BICYCLOHEPTENE DICARBOXIMIDE
    • PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE
    • PYRETHRINS

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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 12, 2017 the owner inappropriately applied the spray to the cat to treat a condition. The owner applied the product heavily, to the point where the cat's coat was saturated.

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 Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

0.5

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

5.0

lbs

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>15 min <=2 hrs / >15 min <=2 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

<=30 min / <=30 min

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Shaking
    • Specify - Paw Shaking
  • General
    • Symptom - Lethargy
  • Eye
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Strabismus

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

Within thirty minutes of applying the spray on October 12, 2017, the cat developed paw shaking. The owner then bathed the cat with hand soup. Shortly after the bath, the cat developed lethargy and strabismus. Later in the evening, the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that the risk is for gastrointestinal (GI) upset if ingested and lethargy if applied heavily. The APSS veterinarian also stated that there is a concern for central nervous system (CNS) depression due to the isopropanol in the product. The APSS technician recommended the owner take the cat to a veterinarian, bathe the cat (with liquid dish washing detergent (LDWD)), have the veterinarian call for information, and to call back with questions.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Minor

19. Provide supplemental information here

Signs were expected to be mild and self-limiting. This product was not used as per label instructions.