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Product Information
Product Name: Ronson Lighter Fuel for Wick Lighters
Form: liquid
Product Category: Inside the Home » lighter » Lamp oil/Lighter fluid
Customer Service: 888-576-6766
Date Entered: 1997-12-04
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Ronson Corporation (Zippo)
Acquired by Zippo
Address: 33 Barbour Street
City: Bradford
State: PA
Zip Code: 16701
Telephone Number: 814-368-2700
Toll Free Number: 888-442-1932
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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Flammable mixture. Do not use near fire or flame. Keep out of reach of children. May be harmful by skin contact. First Aid: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: Vapors may be irritating to the nose, throat and respiratory tract. High vapor concentrations may produce central nervous system (CNS) depression. Early to moderate CNS depression may be evidenced by giddiness, headache, dizziness and nausea. In extreme cases, unconsciousness and death may occur. Aspiration pneumonitis may be evidenced by coughing, labored breathing and cyanosis (bluish skin). In severe cases death may occur.

Eye Contact: Liquid is mildly irritating to the eyes. High vapor concentrations may be irritating.

Skin Contact: Liquid is mildly irritating to the skin. Prolonged or repeated liquid contact can result in defatting and drying of the skin which may result in skin irritation and dermatitis.

Ingestion: Ingestion of product may result in vomiting: aspiration (breathing) of vomitus into the lungs must be avoided as even small quantities may result in aspiration pneumonitis.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Preexisting eye, skin, and respiratory disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this product.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Skin effects. Male rats exposed by prolonged and repeated inhalation to high vapor concentrations of solvents similar to components in this product showed evidence of kidney damage. The relevance of this information to man is unknown. In one study on a solvent similar to light naphtha, a low grade anemia was also observed.
Carcinogenicity: The manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
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: 2001-06-25
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Keep liquid and vapor away from heat, sparks and flame. Surfaces that are sufficiently hot may ignite even liquid product in the absence of sparks or flame. Extinguish pilot lights, cigarettes and turn off other sources of ignition prior to use and until all vapors are gone. Vapors may accumulate and travel to ignition sources distant from the handling site. Flash-fire can result. Keep containers closed when not in use. Use with adequate ventilation.

Containers, even those that have been emptied, can contain explosive vapors. Do not cut, drill, grind, weld or perform similar operations on or near containers. Do not pressurize drum containers to empty them. Static electricity may accumulate and create a fire hazard. Ground fixed equipment. Bond and ground transfer containers and equipment.
Disposal: MSDS provides no information about disposal.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic064742-88-75
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aliphatic064742-89-895
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