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Product Name: Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries, Assorted Sizes.
Form: solid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » power source » Electronics
Home Office » power source » Electronics
Inside the Home » power source » Audio Tape Player
Inside the Home » power source » Electronics
Customer Service: 800-551-2355
Date Entered: 2008-09-03
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Procter & Gamble Co.
Address: P.O. Box 599
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Zip Code: 45201
Telephone Number: 513-983-1100
Fax Number: 513-562-4500
Toll Free Number: 800-543-7270
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-14
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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?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: CAUTION: May explode or leak, and cause burn injury if recharged, disposed of in fire, mixed with a different battery type, inserted backwards or disassembled. Replace all batteries at the same time. Do not carry batteries loose in your pocket or purse. Do not remove the battery label.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Routes/Effects of ExposureThese chemicals and metals are contained in a sealed can. For consumer use, adequate hazard warnings are included on both the package and on the battery. Potential for exposure should not exist unless the battery leaks, is exposed to high temperatures or is mechanically, physically, or electrically abused. Contains concentrated (35%) potassium hydroxide, which is caustic. Anticipated potential leakage of potassium hydroxide is 2 to 20 ml, depending on battery size. A similar amount of zinc/zinc oxide may also leak.1. Inhalation: Respiratory (and eye) irritation may occur if fumes are released due to heat or an abundance of leaking batteries.2. Ingestion: Not anticipated due to size of batteries; choking may occur with the smaller AAA and AAAA batteries. Irritation, including caustic burns/injury, may occur following exposure to a leaking battery.3. Skin: a. Contact Irritation, including caustic burns/injury, may occur following exposure to a leaking battery. b. Absorption Not anticipated4. Eye: Contact Irritation, including caustic burns/injury, may occur following exposure to a leaking battery.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Not provided.
Carcinogenicity: No information provided.
First Aid: Eyes: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking and material contacts eyes, flush with copious amounts of clear, tepid water for 30 minutes. Contact physician at once.Skin: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking, irrigate exposed skin with copious amounts of clear, tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, injury or pain persists, consult a physician.Inhalation: Not anticipated. If battery is leaking, contents may be irritating to respiratory passages. Remove to fresh air. Contact physician if irritation persists.Ingestion: Not anticipated. Rinse the mouth and surrounding area with clear, tepid water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician immediately for treatment and to rule out involvement of the esophagus and other tissues.Notes to Physician1) The primary acutely toxic ingredient is concentrated (35%) potassium hydroxide.2) Anticipated potential leakage of potassium hydroxide is 2-20 ml, depending on battery size.3) This MSDS does not include or address the small button cell batteries, which can be ingested.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2004-06-25
Handling: Store at room temperature. Avoid mechanical or electrical abuse. DO NOT short or install incorrectly. Batteries may explode, pyrolize or vent if disassembled, crushed, recharged or exposed to high temperatures. Install batteries in accordance with equipment instructions. Do not mix battery systems, such as alkaline and zinc carbon, in the same equipment. Replace all batteries in equipment at the same time. Do not carry batteries loose in pocket or bag. Do not remove battery tester or battery label.
Disposal: Individual consumers may dispose of spent (used) batteries with household trash. Duracell does not recommend that spent batteries be accumulated (quantities of five gallons or more should be disposed of in a secure landfill), in accordance with appropriate federal, state and local regulations. Do not incinerate, since batteries may explode at excessive temperatures.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Potassium hydroxide001310-58-35.0-10.0
Manganese Dioxide001313-13-935-40
Activated carbon007440-44-01.0-5.0
Zinc dust007440-66-6>1
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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