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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2017-7592

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 170186494

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.

25-OCT-17

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

23-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. 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.

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 October 21, 2017 the owner applied the product to the dog as prevention. The owner wiped up most of the product off the dog's skin with a paper towel.

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

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Chihuahua

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

3.0

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

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Skin
    • Symptom - Pruritus
    • Specify - Application Site Pruritus

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 October 23, 2017 the dog became symptomatic. On October 24, 2017 and October 25, 2017 the owner gave an antihistamine to the dog (three times in 36 hours, 1 milligram per pound (mg/lb) each time). On the night of October 24th, the owner bathed the dog with oatmeal. On October 25, 2017 the owner contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The APSS veterinarian stated that permethrins and pyrethroids can cause a tingling sensation to the skin, as well as redness, dermal irritation, and pruritus and that occasionally animals will develop sores or scabs, and alopecia secondary to scratching or biting the application site. The APSS veterinarian also stated that some animals are more sensitive to the ingredients than others. The APSS veterinarian continued by stating that signs often resolve after bathing and with topical applications of vitamin E and cool compresses, but may take up to 24-72 hours. Finally, the APSS veterinarian stated that if there are no signs at all for 2 days, followed by sudden onset of pruritis, looking for another cause would be recommended. The APSS assistant recommended the owner take the dog to a veterinarian (could be something else going on, have pet examined by regular veterinarian (rDVM)), have the veterinarian call for information (provided case and call back numbers), 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.