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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2020-0464

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2019-US-031734

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Address: 400 Plaza Drive

City: Secaucus

Prov / State: New Jersey

Country: USA

Postal Code: 07094-3688

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

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

12-NOV-19

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: UNKNOWN

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. 2596-139

Product Name: Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • (S)-METHOPRENE
      • Guarantee/concentration 1.02 %
    • TETRACHLORVINPHOS
      • Guarantee/concentration 14.55 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

Collar

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).

Please refer to field 13 on Subform II or field 17 of Subform III for a detailed description regarding application.

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

Domestic Shorthair

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

2

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

  • Nervous and Muscular Systems
    • Symptom - Ataxia
    • 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?

Yes

14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

Unknown

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 an unspecified date a pet owner applied one Hartz UltraGuard Plus Flea and Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens (tetrachlorvinphos, s-methoprene) to their cat. An unspecified amount of time later the cat developed ataxia and seizures. The cat was brought to a veterinary facility where it was received unspecified treatments for several days. The cat died an unspecified amount of time later and was buried. No necropsy was performed. The owner reported purchasing the same product for two other cats in the household but did not specify if the product was applied to those cats. No further information was received.


To be determined by Registrant

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

Death

19. Provide supplemental information here

Assessment: This product is considered to have a wide margin of safety in cats. If ingested via grooming, only mild signs of oral irritation or gastrointestinal upset including drooling, vomiting, and decreased appetite would be expected. Severe neurological signs and death are not expected following dermal use or small ingestion of the product. Other causes including unknown trauma, infectious disease, underlying metabolic disease, and toxin exposure should be considered given the young age of this cat. The information contained in this report is based on self-reported statements provided to the registrant during telephone interview(s). These self-reported descriptions of an incident have not been independently verified to be factually correct or complete descriptions of the incident. For that reason, information contained in this report does not and cannot form the basis for a determination of whether the reported clinical effects are causally related to exposure to the product identified in the telephone interviews.