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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2019-3625

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2019-US0035593 (Report 576996)

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.

29-JUN-19

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: PENNSYLVANIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

26-JUN-19

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 Cat (Flumethrin-Imidacloprid)

  • 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 26-Jun-2019, an 8 year old, 17 pound, female, feline, of unknown reproductive status, breed and condition, with a concomitant medical condition of deafness, had 1 Seresto Cat (Flumethrin-Imidacloprid) collar 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

Other

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

unknown

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Female

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

8

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

7.71

kg

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / >2 h <=8 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>2 hrs <=8 hrs / > 2 h < = 8 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Convulsions
  • 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

Approximately 6 hours post application, the cat exhibited convulsions and died. No known necropsy was performed. Follow up information received on 29th Jun 2019 : The collar had an oily and greasy feeling compared to the previously used collar. Approximately 6 hours post application, the cat exhibited convulsions and died. No known necropsy was performed.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

O - Unclassifiable/unassessable The product is not anticipated to cause serious neurological disorders such as convulsions after appropriate topical product administration as the controlled release mechanism assures release of only low doses of active ingredient at a time. Even with oral product exposure, seizures are not seen. Merely gastrointestinal signs may occur. Any action or treatment may trigger seizures in an animal with a respective disposition. Various etiologies exist for seizure events or paroxysmal signs, e.g. heart disorder, development disorder, metabolic disorder, infection, intoxication, idiopathic epilepsy, trauma, neoplasms. Further, 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. This is supported by the extremely low systemic exposure with imidacloprid and flumethrin, particularly during the first week after application and also thereafter. No signs of anaphylaxis reported which would have occurred in close proximity to the collar application. Animal may have died due to reported convulsions. Time to onset is short. Although, no necropsy performed. Product relation for the case is unassessable.