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Product Information
Product Name: Tide PODS Free and Gentle Laundry Detergent-03/06/2015
Form: pods
Product Category: Inside the Home » laundry » Detergent
Inside the Home » detergent » Laundry
Customer Service: 800-410-5234
Date Entered: 2016-08-17
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
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
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?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

Warning. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation.

Precautionary Statements

Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

Prevention

Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product

Response

IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

IF SWALLOWED: Rinse with plenty of water. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.

IF ON SKIN: Rinse with plenty of water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention.

Storage

None.

Disposal

None

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE USE OF LIQUID LAUNDRY PACKETS

From Procter & Gamble, manufacturers of Tide Laundry Detergent.

Ingesting or misusing liquid laundry packets can be harmful. Liquid laundry packets should only be used for cleaning clothes. They should never be played with - whatever the circumstance, even if meant as a joke. Like all household cleaning products, they must be used properly and stored safely.

What are Tide Pods?

Liquid laundry pacs are highly concentrated detergent made only for the purpose of cleaning clothes. Because it is highly concentrated, liquid laundry pacs can be harmful if the pac's contents are ingested or come into contact with skin. It is important that liquid laundry pacs such as Tide Pods be used properly and stored safely.

Safe Use of Tide Pods

Follow all recommended product instructions and pay particularly close attention to all safety warnings. All Tide Pods packages state: "The liquid inside is harmful if put in mouth, swallowed, or in eyes." Tide Pods are designed to dissolve when they are in contact with water in the laundry cycle.

To prevent laundry pacs from dissolving before use, always close the package and handle pacs with dry hands.

Clean up any spills immediately after they occur.

Avoid breaking pacs.

Wash your hands after doing laundry.

Never use empty detergent containers for storing any other materials, especially for anything intended for consumption.

If an Incident Occurs

If a product is swallowed, drink a glass of water or milk, and contact the Poison Control Center (1-800- 222-1222) or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting.

If a product gets in the eye(s), then rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice as needed.

If exposure to the skin or clothing occurs, remove contaminated clothing and rinse skin well with water.

Following these laundry safety steps will help keep you safe. Know what to do before unintended exposure happens. Read the product safety information provided on the package.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Warning. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Causes serious eye irritation

Skin Contact: Irritating to skin.

Inhalation: No known effect.

Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: No known effect.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Rinse with plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Rinse with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists.

Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If symptoms persist, call a physician.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately if symptoms occur.

Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically
MSDS Date: 2015-03-06
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Use personal protective equipment as required. Keep container closed when not in use. Never return spills in original containers for re-use. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
Disposal: Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Termamyl 330L enzyme000000-70-1
Glycerin000056-81-55.0-10.0
Propylene glycol000057-55-615.0-20.0
Pentasodium pentetate000140-01-20.5-1.5
Sodium Formate000141-53-7
Calcium formate000544-17-2
Benzisothiazolinone002634-33-5
Sodium bisulfite007631-90-5
Water007732-18-5
Castor oil, hydrogenated (Trihydroxystearin)008001-78-3
Fatty acids, salts008046-71-7
Amylase009000-92-4
Polyvinyl alcohol009002-89-5
Polyvinyl acetate009003-20-7
Subtilisin (proteolytic enzyme)009014-01-1
Monoethanolamine citrate017863-38-61.0-5.0
Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate027344-41-8
Mannanase060748-69-8
Ethoxylated polyethylenepolyamine068130-99-4
Sodium alkylbenzenesulfonate068411-30-3
Alcohols, C12-16, ethoxylated (Isureth-4)068551-12-215.0-20.0
Benzenesulfonic acid, mono-C10-16-alkyl derivs., compds. with ethanolamine068910-32-720.0-25.0
Alcohols, ethoxylated, sulfated, neutralized162201-45-810.0-15.0
Alcoholethoxy sulfate888888-03-1
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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