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Product Information
Product Name: Prestone Power Steering Fluid for European Vehicles
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » power steering fluid » Power Steering
Customer Service: 800-890-2075
Date Entered: 2012-06-12
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
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
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings:
May cause mild transient eye and skin irritation. Prolonged skin contact may cause mild irritation. Oil injection into the skin from high-pressure hydraulic systems may cause severe injury. Most damage occurs during the first four hours. Seek medical attention immediately. Surgical removal may be necessary. Breathing high vapor concentrations may cause headache, dizziness, drowsiness or lung irritation. If the product is swallowed, aspiration may occur resulting in lipid pneumonitis.

Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:
Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview
May cause mild transient eye and skin irritation. Prolonged skin contact may cause mild irritation. Oil injection into the skin from high-pressure hydraulic systems may cause severe injury. Most damage occurs during the first four hours. Seek medical attention immediately. Surgical removal may be necessary. Breathing high vapor concentrations may cause headache, dizziness, drowsiness or lung irritation. If the product is swallowed, aspiration may occur resulting in lipid pneumonitis.
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: At elevated temperatures or in enclosed spaces, product mist or vapors may irritate the mucous membranes of the nose, the throat, bronchi, and lungs; based on data from similar products.
Skin contact: Prolonged contact may cause mild irritation. High pressure injection of this product through the skin may cause possible extensive tissue damage resulting in loss of a finger, hand or arm. There may be no sign of initial injury or pain.
Eye contact: Direct eye contact may result in mild transient irritation with redness, tearing, stinging and swelling.
Ingestion: Ingestion of this product is not expected to result in any acute systemic toxic effects. If more than several mouthfuls are swallowed, abdominal discomfort, headache, drowsiness, belching, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur. If swallowed, aspiration into the lungs during ingestion or vomiting may result in lipid pneumonitis.
Medical conditions aggravated by exposure: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may aggravate an existing skin condition such as acne, seborrhea or dermatitis. Repeated long term contact may aggravate liver, and central nervous



Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may remove skin oil, leading to possible skin irritation or dermatitis. In extreme, prolonged exposures to mists, or vapors in poorly ventilated may result in lipid pneumonitis.



Carcinogenicity:
None of the components of this product present at greater than 0.1% are listed as carcinogens by OSHA, IARC, NTP or ACGIH.



First Aid:
Inhalation: If symptoms of exposure develop, remove to fresh air. If symptoms persist, or breathing becomes difficult, have qualified personnel administer oxygen. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin contact: If burned by hot material, Cool skin by quenching with large amounts of water. For contact at ambient temperatures: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash all affected and exposed areas with soap and water. If skin irritation or redness develops and persists, seek medical attention. High pressure injection of this product through the skin is a medical emergency. This product must be removed completely from under the skin. Seek immediate medical attention.
Eye contact: Exposed eyes should be immediately flushed with copious amounts of water using a steady, low-pressure stream for several minutes. After the first few minutes, remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do so, then continue flushing eyes. If irritation, pain, swelling or tearing persist, seek medical attention.
Ingestion: If swallowed, get immediate medical attention by calling an emergency room or poison control center. Do not induct vomiting unless directed to do so by a physician. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then take the person and product to the nearest medical emergency center or hospital. If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration into the lungs. Never give anything by mouth to a person who is unconscious or drowsy.
Notes to Physician: There is no specific antidote. The petroleum oils and other ingredients in this product are unlikely to produce systemic symptoms following accidental ingestion. Upon ingestion, there is a slight risk of aspiration in the lungs which can lead to pneumonitis and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. If aspiration is suspected the patient should be observed for sign of lung injury. The viscosity range of the product represented by this MSDS is greater than 100 SUS at 100 deg F. Careful gastric lavage may be considered to evacuate large quantities of material. Treatment should be directed at the control of symptoms and clinical conditions. Subcutaneous or intramuscular injection requires prompt surgical debridement. There may be no signs of injury or pain initially. Failure to provide immediate treatment may result in extensive necrosis.



Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 2012-01-09
Handling/Disposal
Handling:
Avoid contact with the eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash exposed skin with soap and water after use. Keep container away from excessive heat and open flames. Keep containers closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area. Empty containers retain product residue and may be hazardous. Do not cut, weld, drill, etc. containers, even empty. Do not reuse empty containers unless properly cleaned.




 

Disposal:
Dispose of product in accordance with all local, state/provincial and federal regulations.


 

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Zinc compound(s) (unspecified)000000-00-9<1.0
Dibutyl hydrogen phosphite001809-19-4<1
1-Decene, homopolymer, hydrogenated068037-01-410.0-80.0
1-Decene, tetramer, with 1-decene trimer, hydrogenated068649-12-710.0-80.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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