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Product Information
Product Name: Citristrip Safer Paint and Varnish Stripper, Aerosol
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » stripper » Paint
Home maintenance » paint » Stripper
Home maintenance » varnish » Stripper
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Verified: 2011-03-18
Date Entered: 2011-03-20
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Flammable. Eye and; skin irritant. Vapor harmful. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and all other sources of ignition. Use only with adequate ventilation to prevent buildup of vapors. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms and small, enclosed areas. Whenever possible use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness - stop - ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. If the work area is not well ventilated, do not use this product. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at or expose to temperatures above 120 degrees F. Contains n-methyl 2-pyrrolidone and dibasic esters. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin. Do not take internally. Warning: this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Keep out of reach of children
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Danger! Flammable. Eye and; Skin Irritant. Vapor Harmful. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate or store above 120 degrees F.Primary Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, ingestion, and dermal.Potential Health EffectsInhalation: May cause dizziness; headache; irritation of the respiratory tract and mucous membranes; nausea; giddiness; mental confusion. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal.Skin Contact: May cause irritation; itching; burning; redness; inflammation; and/or cracking. May cause dermatitis in people with sensitive skin. Individuals overexposed by inhalation or skin contact may experience blurry vision.Eye Contact: May cause irritation; redness; tearing; burns; conjunctivitis of eyes; stinging of eyes and eyelids.Ingestion: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause nausea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal irritation.Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Pre-existing eye and skin diseases may be aggravated by overexposure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Repeated exposure may cause dermatitis. May cause skin irritation. Contains material that may adversely affect the developing fetus based on animal data.
Carcinogenicity: Does not contain anyingredients listed as carcinogenic by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
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: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting, unless directed to by medical personnel. Call your poison control center, hospital, emergency room, or physician immediately.Note to Physician: Treatment of overexposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 4
Reactivity Rating: 1
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: 2011-03-18
MSDS Date: 2009-06-22
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. A source of clean water should be kept in the immediate work area for flushing of the eyes and skin. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame, and any other source of ignition. Do not smoke when anywhere near this material. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Do not use in confined spaces, basements, bathrooms, etc, where vapors can build up and explode if ignited by an ignition source. Vapors are heavier than air and will collect in low areas. 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 containers according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container.Replace overcap on container after each use. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store near flames or at elevated temperatures.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Keep out of sewers, drains, and bodies of water.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Dimethyl adipate000627-93-030-60
N-Methylpyrrolidone000872-50-430-60
Dimethyl glutarate001119-40-015-40
d-Limonene005989-27-50.5-1.5
Nonylphenyl polyethoxylate009016-45-91.0-5.0
Petroleum gases, liquefied, sweetened068476-86-83.0-7.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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