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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2019-5934

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2019-US0056706 (Report 599452)

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.

20-SEP-19

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: MISSOURI

6. Date incident was first observed.

13-SEP-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 Collar Large

  • 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 13-Sep-2019, a 3 year old, 90 pound, neutered, male, Mastiff canine, in unknown condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, had 1 Seresto Large Dog (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

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Mastiff

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

3

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

40.823

kg

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>15 min <=2 hrs / >15 min <=2 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>30 min <=2 hrs / >30 min <=2 h

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure
  • Gastrointestinal System
    • Symptom - Salivating excessively
  • 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 1 hour post application, the dog exhibited hypersalivation and a seizure. Approximately 1 minute post onset, the dog died. No known necropsy was performed. No further information is expected. The 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

B - Possible The product is not anticipated to cause serious neurological disorder such as seizures after appropriate topical product administration as the controlled release mechanism assures release of only low doses of active ingredient at a time. But seizures were reported in connection with product use in dogs. However, it is known that overdose of 5 collars around the neck of adult dogs for an 8 months period and in 7 week old puppies for a 6 months period did not cause 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. 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. Hypersalivation is unspecific and in this case likely associated with reported seizures. 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. However, considering extremely short time to onset, hypersalivation, seizure and death may be signs of an anaphylactic shock in this case. Death due to anaphylaxis usually occurs as a result of respiratory obstruction or cardiovascular collapse, or both. Despite hypersalivation here no further signs of anaphylaxis reported which would have occurred in close proximity to the collar application as well. No necropsy has been performed. In the end, as time to onset is extremely short, considering all aspects, a product relation can not completely be excluded and is thus deemed possible.