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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2020-1288

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: USA-BAYERBAH-2020-US0007063 (Report 622897)

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.

02-MAR-20

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. 11556-152

Product Name: Advantage II Large Cat

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • IMIDACLOPRID
      • Guarantee/concentration 9,1 %
    • PYRIPROXYFEN
      • Guarantee/concentration ,46 %

PMRA Registration No.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 11556-155

Product Name: Seresto Cat

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • FLUMETHRIN
      • Guarantee/concentration 4,5 %
    • IMIDACLOPRID
      • Guarantee/concentration 10 %

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

Spot-on and Collar

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Yes

9. Application Rate.

,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 an unknown date in 2019, a 15 year old, male, Russian Blue feline, of unknown weight and condition, with no known concomitant medical conditions, had one Seresto Cat (Flumethrin-Imidacloprid) collar placed around the neck by the owner. On an unknown date post application, in Aug 2019, the feline had 1 tube of Advantage II Large Cat (Imidacloprid-Pyriproxyfen) applied topically by the 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

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Russian Blue

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

15

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

  • General
    • Symptom - Neoplasia
    • 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

On an unknown date in Sep-2019, the feline was diagnosed with bladder cancer and a brain tumor. On an unspecified date post diagnosis, in Sep2019, the feline died; no known necropsy was performed. No further information is expected. 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

Seresto: O - Unclassifiable/unassessable The reported serious signs of bladder cancer, brain tumor and fatal outcome of 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 such 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. Death in this case kikely consequence of other serious signs in this geriatric cat. Considering limited information (no necropsy details and unknown exact onset time after collar application) provided in the case, product involvement is unassessable. Advantage II: O - Unclassifiable/unassessable Reported serious signs such as bladder cancer, brain tumor and later reported death are not expected after product application, as inconsistent with pharmaco-toxicological product profile. Oral exposure to the product is not expected to cause such serious conditions leading to death either. The product was administered to puppies/kittens at up to 5 times the recommended dose, every 2 weeks for 6 treatments and there were no serious safety concerns. Death in this case may be the consequence of other serious signs. Moreover, the animal in this case is geriatric which should be considered. Considering limited information (no necropsy details and time to onset is unknown after product application) provided in the case, product involvement is unassessable.