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Product Information
Product Name: Klean-Strip Graffiti Remover-old product
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Home maintenance » graffiti remover » Finish
Home maintenance » graffiti remover » Cleaner
Customer Service: 901-775-0100
Date Entered: 2001-06-03
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Barr & Co., Inc., W.M.
Address: 2101 Channel Avenue
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 37501
Telephone Number: 800-238-2672
Fax Number: 800-621-9508
Toll Free Number: 800-398-3892
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: Flammable. Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Vapor harmful. Skin and eye irritant. Contents under pressure. Using this product will expose you to Methylene Chloride which is known to cause cancer. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and all other sources of ignition. Vapors may cause flash fire or ignite explosively. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. Beware of static electricity that may be generated by synthetic clothing and other sources. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. Do not use where vapors can accumulate and concentrate. Use only with adequate ventilation to prevent buildup of vapors. Open all windows and doors. Use only with a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness, headache, nausea or eye watering -STOP- ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. Do not puncture, incinerate, or store above 120 degrees F. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun can cause bursting. Contains Methylene Chloride, Methanol and Nonylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol. Methylene chloride has caused cancer in certain laboratory animal tests. Risk to your health depends on level and duration of exposure. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged exposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. This product is intended for occasional use only. Use only with a properly engineered air control system designed to prevent exceeding appropriate TLV. For occasional use, where engineered air control is not feasible, use properly fitted and maintained NIOSH approved respirator for organic solvent vapors. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing of vapors or spray mist and contact with skin and eyes. Rinse off skin after use. Replace overcap on container and store upright after each use. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:The following effects and/or symptoms are not expected to be experienced by persons who use this product properly and according to ALL instructions, precautions, and warnings; however, should the product user experience ANY questionable effects or symptoms, the product user should immediately seek medical attention. INHALATION ACUTE EXPOSURE EFFECTS Harmful if inhaled. Vapor harmful. May cause dizziness; headache; watering of eyes; irritation to the respiratory tract; injuries to mucous membranes; weakness; drowsiness; nausea; numbness in fingers, arms and legs; hot flashes; depression of the central nervous system; spotted vision; fatigue; dilation of pupils; increase in carboxyhemoglobin levels, which can cause stress to the cardiovascular system; arm, leg and chest pains; eye irritation; giddiness; narcosis; anesthesia; confusion; olfactory changes; vomiting; visual disturbances; giddiness and intoxication; sleepiness; cough and dyspnea; cold, clammy extremities; diarrhea; irregular or rapid heartbeat; liver and kidney damage; unconsciousness; coma; and death. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal. Elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels can be additive to the increase caused by smoking and other carbon monoxide sources. The propellant used in this product is a simple asphyxiant. SKIN CONTACT ACUTE EXPOSURE EFFECTS This product is a skin irritant. Product may be absorbed through skin. Harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause irritation; drying of skin; defatting of skin; and dermatitis. May increase severity of symptoms listed under inhalation.EYE CONTACT ACUTE EXPOSURE EFFECTS This material is an eye irritant. Mist may cause irritation; blurred vision; burns; conjunctivitis of eyes; corneal ulcerations of the eye; stinging; tearing; redness; swelling; corneal damage; and visual impairment or blindness. Vapors may irritate eyes. INGESTION ACUTE EXPOSURE EFFECTS Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause dizziness; headache; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; irritation to mouth, throat, stomach and gastrointestinal tract; stupor; blindness; liver, kidney and heart damage; depression of the central nervous system; narcosis; and death. Liquid aspirated into lungs during vomiting, may cause chemical pneumonia and systemic effects. May produce symptoms listed under inhalation. Medical CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED Diseases of the skin; eyes; blood; liver; kidneys; lungs; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; alcoholism and rhythm disorders of the heart. PRIMARY ROUTE OF EXPOSURE Inhalation, ingestion, and dermal.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS: Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Prolonged skin contact may result in absorption of a harmful amount of this material. Prolonged or repeated contact may cause dermatitis. May cause headaches; skin irritation; permanent central nervous system changes; decreased response to visual and auditory stimulation; visual impairment or blindness; hallucinations; liver damage; kidney damage; blood disorders; pancreatic damage; conjunctivitis; gastric disturbances; dizziness; weakness; peripheral numbness; nervousness; giddiness; insomnia; brain damage; and death. May cause additional symptoms listed under inhalation.
Carcinogenicity: CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION #65 WARNING: Using this product will expose you to Methylene Chloride, which is known to cause cancer. NTP-ANTICIPATED CARCINOGEN; IARC POSSIBLE CARCINOGEN (2B); ACGIH-SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN {A2}; NIOSH-DEFINED CARCINOGEN. Methylene Chloride HAS CAUSED CANCER IN CERTAIN LABORATORY ANIMAL TESTS. RISK TO YOUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON LEVEL AND DURATION OF EXPOSURE.
First Aid: INHALATION If user experiences breathing difficulty, move to air free of vapors. Administer oxygen or artificial respiration until medical assistance can be rendered. SKIN CONTACT Wash with soap and large quantities of water and seek medical attention if irritation from contact persists. EYE CONTACT Flush with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes and seek immediate medical attention.INGESTION Call your poison control center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately for instructions.NOTE TO PHYSICIAN THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS METHYLENE CHLORIDE AND LESS THAN 4% METHANOL. Methanol is metabolized to formaldehyde and formic acid. These metabolites may cause metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances, and blindness. Since metabolism is required for these toxic symptoms, their onset may be delayed from 6 to 30 hours following ingestion. Ethanol competes for the same metabolic pathway and has been used as an antidote. Methanol is effectively removed by hemodialysis. Adrenalin should never be given to a person overexposed to methylene chloride. This formula is registered with POISINDEX. Call your local poison control center for further information.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 4
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: 2001-02-15
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Store as Level 1 Aerosol (NFPA 30B) Replace overcap on container after each use. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store near flames or at elevated temperatures.  Read carefully all cautions and directions on product label before use. Since empty container retains residue, follow all label warnings even after container is empty. Dispose of empty container according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methanol000067-56-11.0-4.0
Methylene chloride000075-09-275-80
Branched-nonylphenol, ethoxylate068412-54-41.0-5.0
Petroleum gases, liquefied068476-85-715-20
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