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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2018-2761

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2018-US0027031 (Report 492851)

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-JUN-18

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: NEW JERSEY

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. 11556-155

Product Name: Seresto Small Dog collar

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • FLUMETHRIN
      • Guarantee/concentration 4.5 %
    • IMIDACLOPRID
      • Guarantee/concentration 10 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

COLLAR

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1

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 an unknown date in approximately 2014, a 15 year old, 4 pound, neutered, female, Pomeranian canine, in unknown condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, had 1 Seresto Small Dog collar (Flumethrin-Imidacloprid) placed around the neck by the owner.

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

Pomeranian

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

15

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

1.814

kg

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

No

14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?

No

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 post application, in approximately 2014, the dog died. No known necropsy was performed. No more information is expected. Case is closed. The iniital call to Bayer Animal Health was to discuss product use on another animal and not to discuss the death of this canine.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

N - Unlikely Death is not expected following appropriate topical product application as inconsistent with product's pharmacological profile. Oral exposure to the collar is not expected to cause serious signs either. An overdose of 5 collars around the neck was investigated in adult cats and dogs for an 8 months period and in 10 week old kittens and 7 week old puppies for a 6 months period without causing serious signs. Moreover, in case of suspected involvement sign would have been reported in close proximity and not a long time. This is a geriatric dog, hence other etiologies are more probable. The reason for the initial communication was to discuss product use on another animal and not to discuss the death of this canine. Even though some information is not available (e.g. Time to onset and necropsy report), sufficient information exists to rule out product relation completely. Overall, a product relation consider as unlikely.