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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2020-1492

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: 2020-US-002267

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.

12-FEB-20

5. Location of incident.

Country: UNITED STATES

Prov / State: GEORGIA

6. Date incident was first observed.

10-FEB-20

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. 31446      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No. 2596-83-89459

Product Name: Zodiac Breakaway Flea and Tick Collar for Cats

  • 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.

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).

Please refer to 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?

No

Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report

Animal's Owner

2. Type of animal affected

Cat / Chat

3. Breed

Domestic Shorthair Cat

4. Number of animals affected

1

5. Sex

Male

6. Age (provide a range if necessary )

5

7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )

4.99

kg

8. Route(s) of exposure

Skin

9. What was the length of exposure?

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

>24 hrs <=3 days / >24 h <=3 jours

11. List all symptoms

System

  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

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 7-Feb-2020 the animal owner applied the product to their cat. Excessive collar material was not trimmed off. This was the first time the product had been used. The animal owner woke up on 10-Feb-2020 and found the cat dead. The cat has been buried. No further information is available.


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. The collar was not applied according to the label as the extra amount of collar material was not removed. If the extra collar was chewed on or ingested, GI upset such as vomiting or diarrhea could have occurred. Acute onset of death is not expected and other causes such as cardiac disease, respiratory disease, trauma, and toxin exposure should be considered. Necropsy may have provided additional information but was not sought by the animal owner. 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.