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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2019-6465

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2019-US0064169 (Report 606768)

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.

24-OCT-19

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: TEXAS

6. Date incident was first observed.

15-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. 11556-155

Product Name: Seresto 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 approximately 01-Jul-2019, a 13 year old, male, Chihuahua dog, of unknown weight and reproductive status, in unknown condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, had 1 Seresto Small Dog (Flumethrin-Imidacloprid) collar placed around the neck 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

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Chihuahua

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

13

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

Unknown

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>1 wk <=1 mo / > 1 sem < = 1 mois

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>1 wk <=1 mo / > 1 sem < = 1 mois

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death
  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Seizure

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Unknown / Inconnu

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

On approximately 15-Jul-2019, the dog exhibited a seizure and resolved in approximately 1 minute. On approximately 29-Jul-2019, the dog exhibited 3 seizures which resolved in approximately 5 minutes. The collar was removed by the owner. On 22-Oct-2019, the dog had visible fleas and the same collar was reapplied. On 23-Oct-2019, the dog exhibited a seizure and resolved in approximately 1 minute. The collar was removed by the owner. On 24-Oct-2019, the dog had multiple seizures and died.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

[MAH (GDS)]: O - Unclassifiable/unassessable The product is not anticipated to cause serious neurological disorders 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. Other causes are more likely. Time to onset is long after initial collar application. Fleas were reported long time after collar removal. Hence not related to product. Further reported death is not expected with appropriate collar application. It is not consistent with pharmaco-toxicological product profile. Time to onset is short for later reported seizure and subsequent death after reapplication of collar. However other underlying causes should be considered for this geriatric dog. Product involvement is considered unassessable.