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Product Name: Duracell Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Form: solid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » power source » Electronics
Home Office » power source » Electronics
Inside the Home » power source » Audio Tape Player
Inside the Home » power source » Electronics
Customer Service: 800-551-2355
Date Verified: 2008-09-03
Date Entered: 2008-09-03
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Procter & Gamble Co.
Address: P.O. Box 599
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Zip Code: 45201
Telephone Number: 513-983-1100
Fax Number: 513-562-4500
Toll Free Number: 800-543-7270
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Store at room temperature. Avoid mechanical or electrical abuse. DO NOT short or install incorrectly. Batteries may explode, pyrolize or vent if disassembled, crushed or exposed to high temperatures. Install batteries in accordance with equipment instructions. Replace all batteries in equipment at the same time. Do not carry batteries loose in pocket or bag.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Routes/Effects of ExposureThese chemicals and metals are contained in a sealed can. For consumer use, adequate hazard warnings are included on both the package and on the battery. Potential for exposure should not exist unless the battery leaks, is exposed to high temperatures or is mechanically, physically, or electrically abused. Contains concentrated (~35%) potassium and sodium hydroxides, which is caustic. Anticipated potential leakage of potassium and sodium hydroxides is 1-2 gms.1. Inhalation: Not anticipated. Respiratory (and eye) irritation may occur if fumes are released due to heat or on abundance of leaking batteries.2. Ingestion: Irritation, including caustic burns to the internal/external mouth areas, may occur.3. Skin a. Contact: Irritation, including caustic burns/injury, may occur.b. Absorption: Not anticipated.4. Eye Contact: Irritation, including caustic burns/injury, may occur.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: No information provided.
First Aid: Eyes: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking and material contacts eyes, flush with copious amounts of clear, tepid water for 30 minutes. Contact physician at once.Skin: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking, irrigate exposed skin with copious amounts of clear, tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, injury or pain persists, consult a physician.Inhalation: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking, contents may be irritating to respiratory passages. Remove to fresh air. Contact physician if irritation persists.Ingestion: Not anticipated. Rinse the mouth and surrounding area with clear, tepid water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician immediately for treatment and to rule out involvement of the esophagus and other tissues.Notes to Physician1) The acutely toxic ingredients are concentrated (35%) potassium and sodium hydroxides and nickel.2) Chronic exposure to nickel has been reported to be carcinogenic and disposal processes resulting in nickel exposure may be hazardous.3) Anticipated potential leakage of potassium and sodium hydroxides is 1-2 grams.4) If the cell is abusively opened the electrodes may react with air and ignite.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Verified Date: 2008-09-03
MSDS Date: 2003-05-05
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Store at room temperature. Avoid mechanical or electrical abuse. DO NOT short or install incorrectly. Batteries may explode, pyrolize or vent if disassembled, crushed or exposed to high temperatures. Install batteries in accordance with equipment instructions. Replace all batteries in equipment at the same time. Do not carry batteries loose in pocket or bag.
Disposal: The Duracell Rechargeable Recycling Program should be utilized to recycle the battery packs. See battery pack or instructions for a phone number to access the recycling program. Discharged batteries may be disposed of with normal household trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Potassium hydroxide001310-58-31.0-5.0
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-21.0-5.0
Aluminum007429-90-51.0-5.0
Manganese007439-96-51.0-5.0
Nickel007440-02-055-70
Cobalt007440-48-45.0-10.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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