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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2012-3826

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: x

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): x

Address: x

City: x

Prov / State: x

Country: x

Postal Code: X

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


4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.


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.


PMRA Registration No. 28821      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.


  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Other (specify)

seed treatment

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Agricultural-Outdoor/Agricole-extérieur

Préciser le type: soybean seed treatment

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

The farmer used a vaccum plant and fertilizer injector planter and was done properly. This product is under re-evaluation and needs to be banned like it is in the EU. During the drought the bees went in the morning and drank from the plant. I am surrounded by mainly just hay fields and no other crops were planted and other local farmer uses all traditional cropping with saved seeds. I researched 4 university sites and the poisoning fit to a T. I am a biologist and noted the inability for the bees to fly and 10s of thousands of bees dying outside the hives. 2 hives were completely killed queens and all. The nucs cost 200 dollars each and was wondering if Syngenta or the government was compensating for the poisoning. By the time the inspector and contacting MOE it was 2 weeks so I didnt have a viable sample which had to be collected within the 24 hrs of death and froze.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform IV: Environment (includes plants insects and wildlife)

1. Type of organism affected

Terr. Invrtbrt-Honey Bee/Inv.Ter-Abeille

2. Common name(s)

European bees

3. Scientific name(s)

Apis mellifera

4. Number of organisms affected


5. Description of site where incident was observed

Fresh water



Salt Water

6. Check all symptoms that apply

Abnormal behavioural effects


7. Describe symptoms and outcome (died, recovered, etc.).

The symptoms were classic poisoning the bees unable to walk straight and would fly into the ground. All the symptoms matched 4 university websites I researched. Which also recommend how dangerous these type of pesticides are. I believe they got exposed by drinking water off the leaves of the young beans in the morning. Southern Ontario was in a drought with not much water available. With research it seems to be the common way of poisoning. This class of pesticide needs to be banned or there will be activism on part of bee keepers if the re-evaluation doesnt find what ever bee keeper and research institution knows. I have significantly researched the topic and followed the ban world wide other then North America not being banned yet. I would like to talk to someone to see how this is being followed up and very happy to answer any question. Home # Cell #

8. a) Was the incident a result of (select all that apply)


8. b) i) How many times has the product been applied this year?


8. b) ii) What was the date of the last application?


9. Did it rain

9. a) During application?


9. b) Up to 3 days after application?


10. a) Was there a buffer zone?


10. b) What type?

10. c) What was the size of the buffer zone?

11. a) Were environmental samples collected and analysed?


To be determined by Registrant

12. Severity classification (if there is more than one possible classification, select the most severe)

13. Please provide supplemental information here