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Product Information
Product Name: Prestone Engine Starting Fluid
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Auto Products » additive, marine » Fuel System & Air Intake
Auto Products » de-icer » Fuel System & Air Intake
Auto Products » fuel additive » Boat/Marine
Customer Service: 800-862-7737
Date Entered: 1996-09-03
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Prestone Products Corp.
Div., Honeywell International, Inc.
Address: 39 Old Ridgebury Road
City: Danbury
State: CT
Zip Code: 6811
Telephone Number: 203-830-7800
Fax Number: 203-830-7904
Toll Free Number: 800-890-2075
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
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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, heat, ventilation, eyes, skin, breathing, high vapor content may cause heart rate irreg., possibly fatal, particularly in persons with heart disease. Keep out of reach of children. (Aerosol can container)
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: Acts as a narcotic or general anesthetic. May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with cough and also signs and symptoms of intoxication, with incoordination, blurred vision, headache, analgesia, unconsciousness, cardiac irregularities, and respiratory failure due to depression of the central nervous system. Breathing high vapor concentrations may cause heart rate irregularities, possible fatal, particularly in persons with heart disease.

Eye Contact: Exposure to liquid or high concentrations of vapor may cause irritation, experienced as redness, excess tearing, and possible swelling of the conjunctiva.

Skin Contact: Significant skin absorption not expected. May cause mild irritation, experienced as local redness.

Ingestion: May cause signs and symptoms of systemic intoxication, with incoordination, blurred vision, headache, analgesia, unconsciousness and respiratory failure due to depression of the central nervous system. Due to high volatility, may rapidly distend the stomach, causing discomfort and may make breathing difficult. May also cause pneumonitis if aspirated.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
May cause albuminuria and polycythemia. Medical conditions aggravated by overexposure: Because of its irritating and defatting properties, this material may aggravate an existing dermatitis. Existing cardiac conditions may be aggravated if inhaled in high concentrations and may be fatal as a result of serious arrhythmia and cardiac decomposition.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
None of the ingredients is listed as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by NTP, OSHA, or IARC.
MSDS Date: 1995-12-27
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Extremely flammable contents, pressurized containers. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel or be moved by air currents and be ignited by pilot lights, other flames, smoking, sparks, heaters, electrical equipment, static discharges or other ignition sources at locations distant from product handling point. Do not store near heat, sparks or open flame. Do not inhale vapors; use in well ventilated area. Avoid eye and prolonged skin contact. Do not drink or swallow contents. Contents under pressure; do not store at temperatures above 120oF. Keep out of the reach of children.
Disposal: From MSDS
Waste material is a RCRA hazardous waste due to ignitability if discarded in its purchased form. Incineration, treatment or landfilling should be carried out in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Ethyl ether000060-29-740-70
Carbon dioxide000124-38-95.0-10.0
Heptane000142-82-525-60
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