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Product Information
Product Name: DAP Caulk-Be-Gone Caulk Remover
Form: gel
Product Category: Home maintenance » tub/tile » Caulk
Customer Service: 888-327-8477
Date Verified: 2011-03-01
Date Entered: 2011-03-02
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: DAP Products, Inc.
Address: 2400 Boston Street, #200
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip Code: 21224
Telephone Number: 410-675-2100
Fax Number: 410-558-1068
Toll Free Number: 800-543-3840
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN! DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Open all windows and doors or use other means to ensure cross-ventilation and fresh air entry during application and drying. Odor is not an adequate warning for hazardous conditions. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapor and contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not get in eyes. Avoid contact with skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling.Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Store containers away from excessive heat and freezing. Close container after each use. Store away from caustics and oxidizers.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: A light green gel product with a fruity odor. WARNING! May cause eye, skin, nose, throat and respiratory tract irritation. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. This product contains ethylene glycol.Primary Routes Of Entry: Skin Contact, Skin Absorption, Inhalation, Eye Contact.Eye Contact: Signs and symptoms may include: pain, tears, swelling, redness and blurred vision. Causes eye burns.Skin Contact: Causes skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin.Inhalation: Vapor harmful. May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. May cause blurred vision. Causes lung irritation.Ingestion: Ingestion of ethylene glycol can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and if ingested in sufficient quantities, death. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Ingestion of dibasic esters can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.Medical Conditions which May be Aggravated by Exposure: None known
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Symptoms include: loss of memory, loss of intellectual ability and loss of coordination. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin, respiratory, kidney and liver damage. Prolonged and repeated skin contact may cause irritation and possibly dermatitis. Prolonged, repeated, or high exposures may cause weakness and depression of the central nervous system. Overexposure may cause kidney, cardiovascular, skin and liver damage. Dimethyladipate may increase the incidence of abnormal embryo development, based on a single suboptimally analyzed rat study. There are no human data.Ethylene Glycol may cause kidney and liver damage upon prolonged and repeated overexposures. Studies have shown that repeated inhalation of ethylene glycol has produced adverse cardiovascular changes in laboratory animals. Ethylene glycol has been shown to cause birth defects in laboratory animals.
Carcinogenicity: No ingredients listed as carcinogens by IARC, NTP or OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.Skin Contact: Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid if symptoms persist. Wash skin with soap and water for 15 minutes. Get medical aid if symptoms persist. Remove and wash contaminated clothing. If skin irritation persists, call a physician.Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued breathing difficulty is experienced, get medical attention immediately.Ingestion: If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Get medical attention immediately
Health Rating: 2
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 Verified Date: 2011-03-01
MSDS Date: 2008-12-11
Handling/Disposal
Handling: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN! DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Open all windows and doors or use other means to ensure cross-ventilation and fresh air entry during application and drying. Odor is not an adequate warning for hazardous conditions. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapor and contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not get in eyes. Avoid contact with skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling.Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Store containers away from excessive heat and freezing. Close container after each use. Store away from caustics and oxidizers.
Disposal: Dispose of material in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations. State and Local regulations/restrictions are complex and may differ from Federal regulations. Responsibility for proper waste disposal is with the owner of the waste.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Dimethyl succinate000106-65-05.0-10.0
Ethylene glycol000107-21-10.5-1.5
Diethanolamine000111-42-20.1-1
Dimethyl adipate000627-93-03.0-7.0
Dimethyl glutarate001119-40-010.0-30.0
Water007732-18-5
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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