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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-7472

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2017-US0065156 (Report 450820)

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Bayer inc

Address: 2920 Matheson BLVD

City: Mississaugua

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: L5W5R6

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

05-OCT-17

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: OKLAHOMA

6. Date incident was first observed.

Unknown

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 11556-152

Product Name: Advantage II Large Cat

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • IMIDACLOPRID
      • Guarantee/concentration 9.1 %
    • PYRIPROXYFEN
      • Guarantee/concentration .46 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

Spot-on

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

.8

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).

A cat, of unknown signalment and condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, was administered 1 tube of Advantage II Large Cat (Imidacloprid-Pyriproxyfen) via the topical route by the animal owner (Instruction for use not followed as application site should not be reachable).

To be determined by Registrant

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

Unknown

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Unknown

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Unknown

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>1 wk <=1 mo / > 1 sem < = 1 mois

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 mos <=6 mos / > 2 mois < = 6 mois

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Neoplasia
    • Symptom - Death

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

Died

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 an unspecified date in approximately 2017, a cat, of unknown signalment and condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, was administered 1 tube of Advantage II Large Cat (Imidacloprid-Pyriproxyfen) via the topical route by the animal owner. Approximately 5 minutes post application, the cat self groomed and licked some of the product. On an unspecified date in approximately 2017, approximately 3 months post application, the cat was examined by a veterinarian who diagnosed an unspecified stomach cancer and the cat died. No known necropsy was performed. Due to the sensitive nature of the communication, specific relevant event details were not obtained, nor will such be sought. The reason for the initial phone call was to discuss product use on another cat in the household and not to report the death in this event. No further information is expected. This case is closed.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

N - Unlikely The reported digestive tract neoplasm and consequent fatal outcome are not expected as they are inconsistent with pharmaco-toxicological product profile and experience. Product has wide margin of safety. Oral LD50 in rat is 642 mg/kg BW. A 24-fold overdosage tolerated by cats without showing any side effect. Even with oral product exposure, signs would not be expected, but rather hypersalivation. Signs appeared 3 months after product application, but considering a sign such as neoplasm, development of sign likely began even prior to product application. Moreover, the reason for the initial phone call was to discuss product use on another cat in the household and not to report the death in this event. Finally considering other more probable underlying causes, intent of call and known product profile, a product relation is considered unlikely.