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Product Information
Product Name: Westleys Bug & Tar Remover-06/19/2002-discontinued
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » bug/tar remover » Body
Auto Products » bug/tar remover » Detailing
Customer Service: 800-416-1600
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
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: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Combustible. Contains petroleum distillates. Prolonged and repeated skin contact may cause drying of skin. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and other ignition sources. Avoid breathing of mists and vapors. Use only in well ventilated areas. Keep container closed. Avoid skin and eye contact. Wash thoroughly after handling. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately. If inhaled, breathe fresh air. For skin or eye contact, wash thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. MSDS: EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES SKIN CONTACT: Wash with soap and water. Call Physician if irritation persists. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air and provide oxygen if breathing is difficult. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. EYE CONTACT: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Call Physician. INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. Call Physician.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Eye Contact: Avoid eye contact. This product may be slightly irritating to the eyes upon direct contact. Based on testing of similar products and/or components. Exposure to high concentrations of vapors may be irritating to the eyes.Skin Contact: Avoid skin contact. This product may cause slight skin irritation upon direct contact. Based on testing of similar products and/or components. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may result in dryness, chapping, and reddening. May be absorbed through skin. Inhalation: This product is not expected to pose an inhalation hazard under conditions of foreseeable use. Avoid prolonged inhalation of vapors. This product may be considered a low health hazard unless inhaled in very high concentrations. Acute and chronic exposure to vapors may be irritating to the respiratory tract. Severe intoxication may lead to drowsiness, dullness, numbness, and headache followed by dizziness, weakness, and nausea. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling this product can be harmful or fatal. Ingestion: Do not ingest. Ingestion is expected to be relatively non-toxic 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. 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 may result. Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Drying and chapping may make the skin more susceptible to other irritants, sensitizers and disease.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: Light hydrocarbons such as Stoddard solvent, VM & P naphtha and C10-C11 isoparaffins have produced kidney damage in male rats, but not in female rats or mice. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that rat kidney damage and tumors induced by light petroleum hydrocarbons are not relevant to humans. Various naphthas tested were not carcinogenic in mouse skin painting studies conducted by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that petroleum solvents are Group 3 substances, not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 2
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: 2002-06-19
Handling/Disposal
Handling: All ignition sources in the area should be controlled. Do not open or use in unventilated, enclosed or confined spaces. Do not transfer to unmarked containers. Store in a cool, well ventilated area in closed containers away from heat, sparks, open flame or oxidizing materials. Empty container may retain product residues. Do not reuse this container.
Disposal: Dispose of residual products and empty containers responsibly. Refer to state and local regulations for additional disposal requirements. Waste material may be landfilled or incinerated at an approved facility. The discarded material should be recycled if
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Fragrance(s)/perfume(s)000000-00-1<2
Surfactant(s) (unspecified)000000-00-41.0-5.0
Water007732-18-560-70
Petroleum distillates (JP5 Jet fuel)008008-20-6<35
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic064742-88-7<35
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