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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2018-5955

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


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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: Avitrol

  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


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

Site: Unknown / Inconnu

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

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

Bird - Flocking/Oiseau-Vivant en colonie

2. Common name(s)

Rock pigeon

3. Scientific name(s)

Columba livia

4. Number of organisms affected


5. Description of site where incident was observed

Fresh water



Salt Water

6. Check all symptoms that apply


Impairment of health

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

The following was initially reported: On June 8, 2018 a suspect Avitrol Rock Pigeon was found seizuring at x. It was brought to the AVC, but was dead on arrival. It was submitted to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at the Pathology Department at the AVC. Results of the necropsy are pending. The following update was received: A Rock Pigeon was found on the x in x, PE by Dr. x on June 8, 2018. It was dead on arrival when it was brought to the x on June 8, 2018. It was received by the x for a necropsy on June 12, 2018. The crop content of this pigeons tested positive for Avitrol (bird control product) which confirms a state of avitrol toxicosis. Lab: Animal Health Laboratory, x Test: Avitrol Sample: Crop content: Result: Positive, 23 ug/g

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

The following was reported: The active chemical in Avitrol, 4-Aminopyridine, is known to cause seizures and neurological deficits in birds consuming it which likely explains the sudden death of this pigeon.