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Product Information
Product Name: Gunk Carb Medic Carburetor and Choke Cleaner-04/07/2010
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner, carb/choke » Fuel System & Air Intake
Customer Service: 866-973-6247
Date Verified: 2011-04-22
Date Entered: 2011-04-22
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Radiator Specialty Co.
Address: 600 Radiator Road
City: Indian Trail
State: NC
Zip Code: 28079
Telephone Number: 704-821-7643
Fax Number: 800-421-9525
Toll Free Number: 877-464-865
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: Use with adequate ventilation and proper protective equipment. Do not use or store near fire, sparks, or open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Exposure to temperatures above 120 degrees F may cause container to vent, rupture, or burst. Wash hand after handling. Do not use with contact lens in your eyes. Keep Away from Children and Animals.Store in a cool dry area at temperatures below 120 degrees F and away from heat, sparks and flame. Keep away from contact with strong oxidizers, strong alkalies, strong acids, amines, reactive metals such as aluminum and magnesium.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Danger: Extremely Flammable, Poison, Liquid and Vapor may cause flash fire, May be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed, Vapor harmful, Eye and skin irritant, Contents under pressure.Routes of Entry: Ingestion, Inhalation, eye and skin contact.Potential Health EffectsMay cause nervous system depression. Extreme overexposure may result in unconsciousness and possibly death. Overexposure to Methylene Chloride can raise the level of carbon monoxide in the blood.Eye contact: Direct spray or vapors will irritate and may harm eyesSkin contact: Product may cause irritation due to defatting of skin.Inhalation: High concentrations of vapors may irritate nose and throat and cause symptoms of intoxication such as dizziness, nausea, headache, or indigestion.Ingestion: May cause blindness if swallowed. Causes irritation, narcosis, and liver and kidney damage.Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Cardiovascular problems may be aggravated by overexposure to Methylene Chloride.Other Health Warnings: Vomiting and subsequent aspiration into the lungs may lead to chemical pneumonia and pulmonary edema which is a potentially fatal condition. Can not be made Non-Poisonous.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: Methylene Chloride is listed by IARC, NTP, and OSHA. Laboratory animals exposed to high levels of Methylene Chloride in lifetime studies have developed cancer. There is no evidence to date that Methylene Chloride causes cancer in humans.
First Aid: Eye contact: Flush eyes with clean water for 15 minutes while lifting eyelids. Get prompt medical attention.Skin contact: Wash with soap and water thoroughly. If adverse effects persist, get prompt medical attention. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse.Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult give oxygen and get prompt medical attention. If breathing stops, give artificial respiration and get prompt medical attention.Ingestion: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! Call Poison Control Center, physician, or hospital emergency room immediately. Aspiration of vomitus into the lungs can cause pneumonitis, which can be fatal.
Use with adequate ventilation and proper protective equipment. Do not use or store near fire, sparks, or open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Exposure to temperatures above 120 degrees F may cause container to vent, rupture, or burst. Wash hand after handling. Do not use with contact lens in your eyes. Keep Away from Children and Animals.Store in a cool dry area at temperatures below 120 degrees F and away from heat, sparks and flame. Keep away from contact with strong oxidizers, strong alkalies, strong acids, amines, reactive metals such as aluminum and magnesium.
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 Verified Date: 2011-04-22
MSDS Date: 2010-04-07
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Use with adequate ventilation and proper protective equipment. Do not use or store near fire, sparks, or open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Exposure to temperatures above 120 degrees F may cause container to vent, rupture, or burst. Wash hand after handling. Do not use with contact lens in your eyes. Keep Away from Children and Animals.Store in a cool dry area at temperatures below 120 degrees F and away from heat, sparks and flame. Keep away from contact with strong oxidizers, strong alkalies, strong acids, amines, reactive metals such as aluminum and magnesium.
Disposal: This container may be recycled in aerosol recycling centers when empty. Before offering for recycling, empty the can by using the product according to the label. DO NOT PUNCTURE! If recycling is not available, wrap the container and discard in the trash. Dispose of unused product in accordance with all local, state government and federal laws and regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methanol000067-56-110.0-30.0
Propane000074-98-610.0-30.0
Methylene chloride000075-09-215-40
Toluene000108-88-330-60
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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