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Product Information
Product Name: Gumout Small Engine Carb/Choke Cleaner
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner, carb/choke » Fuel System & Air Intake
Customer Service: 800-468-8397
Date Entered: 1996-09-03
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: ITW Global Brands
Address: 6925 Portwest Drive
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip Code: 77024
Telephone Number: 855-888-1990
Fax Number: 855-888-1991
Toll Free Number: 855-888-1991
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Danger: do not puncture, incinerate or store above 120 deg F. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Prolonged and repeated skin contact may cause skin disorders. Precautionary measures and first aid same as Tune up spray for fuel injector engines. (Gumout) Warning: This product contains a chemical known in the state of CA to cause cancer.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
INHALATION: Avoid prolonged inhalation of vapors. Exposure to vapors may be irritating to the throat and lungs. When high concentrations are inhaled, human signs may include a reddening of the face and a feeling of increased body heat. In addition, disturbed vision, dizziness, tremors, salivation, cardiac stress, drowsiness, dullness, numbness, weakness, headache, nausea, and confusion, as well as respiratory difficulties may be apparent. Extremely high concentrations have anesthetic effects and may lead to death.
EYE CONTACT: Avoid eye contact. This product can cause corneal burns, twitching and redness. These effects are transient, and complete recovery follows.
SKIN CONTACT: Avoid skin contact. This product may cause skin irritation upon direct contact. Prolonged or repeated contact may result in contact dermatitis which is characterized by dryness, chapping, and reddening. This condition may make the skin more susceptible to other irritants, sensitizers, and disease. Pre-existing skin conditions may make the skin more susceptible and facilitate uptake by this route. May be absorbed through skin.
INGESTION: There are no known adverse effects based on current references. Ingestion of small quantities is usually nonfatal unless aspiration occurs. Aspiration may lead to chemical pneumonitis which is characterized by pulmonary edema and hemorrhage and may be fatal. Signs of lung involvement include increased respiratory rate, increased heart rate, and a bluish discoloration of the skin. Coughing, choking, and gagging are often noted at the time of aspiration. Gastrointestinal discomfort may develop, followed by vomiting with a further risk of aspiration. Ingestion will cause severe gastrointestinal distress. Severe oral intoxication will lead to intense burning of the throat and may result in drowsiness, dullness, numbness, and headache followed by dizziness, weakness, and nausea. Loss of consciousness and convulsions followed by death.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Signs and symptoms from chronic exposure resemble those from acute mishaps but are in part systemically more severe. Symptoms related to the nervous system, kidneys, and liver have been reported following long-term inhalation exposure to high concentrations.

Laboratory animals repeatedly exposed to high doses of xylene have exhibited symptoms related to liver, kidney, lungs, spleen, heart, blood and adrenals.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
IARC has concluded that xylene and isopropyl alcohol solvents are Group 3 substances, ***not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans.*** This product is not carcinogenic according to OSHA.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 3
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2002-09-06
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
All ignition sources in the area should be controlled. Fire extinguishers should be kept readily available. Do not store at temperatures greater than 120oF. Contents under pressure and can explode when exposed to heat or open flame. CAUTION: Do not puncture or incinerate.
Disposal: From MSDS
The material, if spilled or discarded, may be a regulated waste. Refer to state and local regulations. Waste material may be landfilled or incinerated at an approved facility.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Surfactant(s) (unspecified)000000-00-4<1
Isopropanol000067-63-01.0-7.0
Propane000074-98-615-25
Methyl ethyl ketone000078-93-31.0-7.0
Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light064742-47-810.0-30.0
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aromatic064742-95-630-50
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