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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2018-5476

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2018-US0045485 (Report 511437)

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

Address: 2920 Matheson Blvd

City: Mississaugua

Prov / State: ON

Country: Canada

Postal Code: L4W 5R6

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

09-AUG-18

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: PENNSYLVANIA

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. Unknown

Product Name: advantageII pipette size unknown

  • 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.

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).

In approximately 2017, a cat of unknown signalment, in unknown condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, was administered 1 tube of Advantage II (cat-unspecified) (Imidacloprid-Pyriproxyfen) via the topical route by the animal owner.

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?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Skin
    • Symptom - Other
    • Specify - Skin lump
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

Yes

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

Approximately 1 week post-application in 2017, the cat developed a skin lump and seizures. On an unknown date post-application in 2017, the cat was evaluated by a veterinarian and treated with an unknown dose of an unknown steroid via an unknown route. On an unknown date post-application in 2017, the cat died. It was not known if a necropsy was performed. 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 Skin lump is not anticipated with topical product administration. Serious nervous system disorders such as seizures are not anticipated with topical administration of Advantage II. From a toxicological point of view, neither imidacloprid nor pyriproxyfen does have the potential to provoke seizures in vertebrates. In case of oral ingestion of a considerable amount of product or after administration of an overdose shortly after product application, neurological symptoms such as tremor, ataxia, depression, miosis or mydriasis may occur. But seizures are not expected. Death is inconsistent with pharmaco-toxicological product profile and experience. No signs of allergic/anaphylactic reaction reported. Product has wide margin of safety. Oral LD50 in rat is 642 mg/kg BW. 24-fold overdosage tolerated by cats without showing any side effect. Animal may have died due to reported seizures. Time to onset is long. Although, no necropsy was performed, considering overall aspects, a product involvement is unlikely.