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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2019-6114

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 190134420

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.

31-JUL-19

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: NEW YORK

6. Date incident was first observed.

27-JUL-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. 2724-504

Product Name: Zodiac Spot On Plus Flea And Tick Control For Cats 5 Pounds And Over

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 3.6 %
    • ETOFENPROX
      • Guarantee/concentration 40 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Liquid

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

1.8

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 June 22, 2019 and again on July 27, 2019, the owner applied the product to the cat. It is unknown if a veterinarian was consulted before use on the geriatric cat.

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

Other

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Unspecified

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

12.0

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>8 hrs <= 24 hrs / >8 h <= 24 h

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

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

11. List all symptoms

System

  • Renal System
    • Symptom - Urinary incontinence
  • General
    • Symptom - Death
  • Blood
    • Symptom - Anemia

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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

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

In the evening on July 27, 2019, the cat developed urinary incontinence (three episodes that night). On July 28, 2019, the cat passed away. On July 31, 2019, a manager of the store that sold the product contacted the Animal Product Safety Service (APSS). The store manager stated that the animal owner took the cat to a veterinarian on July 28, 2019. The APSS veterinarian stated that etofenprox is in the pyrethroid family, although it is structurally different than other pyrethroids and that this insecticide is safe to use on cats and dogs as a topical agent to treat fleas. The APSS veterinarian further stated that long term or life-threatening effects, and urinary changes or anemia are not expected.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

The APSS veterinarian stated that the substance was considered to have a doubtful likelihood of causing the clinical situation. At the time of this report, a necropsy is not pending. It is unknown if a veterinarian was consulted before using the product on the geriatric cat.