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Product Information
Product Name: Minwax Wood Finish, Red Oak
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » finish, colors » Stain
Home maintenance » finish, interior, colors » Wood
Home maintenance » wood stain » Finish
Customer Service: 800-523-9299
Date Entered: 2001-08-17
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Minwax Company
Address: 10 Mountainview Road
City: Upper Saddle River
State: NJ
Zip Code: 7458
Telephone Number: 800-523-9299
Toll Free Number: 800-523-9299
Date Info Verified: 2017-02-28
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, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Danger: Combustible. Contains petroleum distillates. May be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Avoid contact with skin. Avoid inhaling, use only with adequate ventilation. Do not use or store near heat, sparks, flame or other sources of ignition. Close container after each use. Keep out of reach of children. First Aid: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. If contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If inhaled, remove to fresh air, call a physician immediately. This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Exposure may be by INHALATION and/or SKIN or EYE contact, depending on
conditions of use. To minimize exposure, follow recommendations for proper use, ventilation, and personal protective equipment.
Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory system. May cause nervous system
depression. Extreme overexposure may result in unconsciousness and possibly death.
Headache, dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination are indications of
excessive exposure to vapors or spray mists.
Redness and itching or burning sensation may indicate eye or excessive skin
None generally recognized.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Prolonged overexposure to solvent ingredients may cause adverse effects to the liver and urinary systems. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Carbon Black is classified by IARC as possibly carcinogenic to humans (group
2B) based on experimental animal data, however, there is insufficient evidence in humans for its carcinogenicity.
Cobalt and cobalt compounds are classified by IARC as possibly carcinogenic to
humans (group 2B) based on experimental animal data, however, there is inadequate evidence in humans for its carcinogenicity.
Rats exposed to titanium dioxide dust at 250 mg/m3 developed lung
cancer, however, such exposure levels are not attainable in the workplace.
Cobalt Compound
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: This product contains a chemical
known to the State of California to cause cancer.
First Aid: From MSDS
If INHALED: If affected, remove from exposure. Restore breathing. Keep warm
and quiet.
If on SKIN: Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove
contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
If in EYES: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
If SWALLOWED: Get medical attention.
Health Rating: 2.
Flammability Rating: 2
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: 2000-01-17
Handling: From MSDS
Contents are COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame.
Consult NFPA Code. Use approved Bonding and Grounding procedures.
Keep container closed when not in use. Transfer only to approved containers
with complete and appropriate labeling. Do not take internally. Keep out of the
reach of children.
To minimize the possibility of spontaneous combustion: control the accumulation
of overspray; soak wiping rags and waste immediately after use in a water-filled, closed metal container; air dry filters outside, far from any combustible material and separated by bricks or other non-combustible spacers; dispose of all contaminated materials and waste properly. Consult OSHA 29 CFR 1910.107(b)(5) and NFPA 33, Chapter 8 (8-9) for the proper procedures.
Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapor and spray mist.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash hands after using.
These coatings may contain materials classified as nuisance particulates which may be present at hazardous levels only during sanding or abrading of the dried film.
Disposal: From MSDS
Waste from these products may be hazardous as defined under the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 40 CFR 261. Waste must be tested for
ignitability to determine the applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers.
Incinerate in approved fa
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Carbon black001333-86-40-0.8
Titanium dioxide013463-67-70-4
Talc (non-fibrous)014807-96-60-2
Naphtha, petroleum, heavy alkylate064741-65-74.0-5.0
Hydrotreated heavy naphthenic distillate solvent extract064742-52-56.0-9.0
Hydrotreated light naphthenic distillate solvent extract064742-53-66.0-9.0
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic064742-88-750-56
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