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Product Information
Product Name: Radio Shack Etchant
Form: liquid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » electronics » Cleaner
Arts & Crafts » etchant » Electronics
Home maintenance » electrical/electronics » Cleaner
Home maintenance » cleaner » Electronics
Inside the Home » electronics » Cleaner
Inside the Home » cleaner, contact » Electronics
Customer Service: 800-843-7422
Date Entered: 2001-08-13
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Radio Shack
Address: 300 Radio Shack Circle
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Zip Code: 76102
Telephone Number: 817-415-3700
Fax Number: 817-415-6880
Toll Free Number: 800-843-7422
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, (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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
INHALATION (BREATHING): Inhalation of concentrated mist or vapor may cause irritation of the respiratory tract.
EYE CONTACT: Contact with eyes may cause irritation and tearing and eye tissue discoloration, and may result in permanent visual loss unless removed quickly by thorough irrigation with water.
SKIN CONTACT: The product is an irritant. Contact may include irritation with dryness, discomfort or rash. Ferric chloride has been infrequently associated with skin sensitization in humans. Extensive exposure could lead to skin ulceration. Severity is generally determined by the concentration and temperature of the solution and duration of exposure.
INGESTION (SWALLOWING): Ingestion may cause severe liver and/or kidney damage, and may be fatal.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Extensive exposure could lead to skin ulceration. Severity is generally determined by the concentration and temperature of the solution and duration of exposure.
Can cause severe liver and/or kidney damage if swallowed, and may even be fatal.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
First Aid: From MSDS
INHALTION: Remove victim to fresh air. If not breathing, perform artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
INGESTION: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give victim water or milk. Call a physician or poison control center immediately. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
DIRECT SKIN CONTACT: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing. Get immediate medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse.
DIRECT EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart to ensure complete irrigation of eye/lid tissue. Get immediate medical attention.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 1997-07-01
Handling: From MSDS PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE:Store away from heat, strong alkalis and alkali metals. Keep containers closed and dry. protect container from physical damage. Use handling equipment (pumps, hoses, etc.) compatible with product, i.e., polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, Teflon, rubber, FRP, and titanium. Avoid contact with bare metals other than titanium. Avoid breathing vapors and/or mist. Avoid making contact with eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Follow all MSDS/label precautions even after container is emptied because they may retain vapor and product residues.
Disposal: From MSDS Dispose of spilled, neutralized, or waste product, contaminated soil and other contaminated materials in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Hydrochloric acid007647-01-0<1.0
Ferric chloride-Iron (III) chloride007705-08-032-45
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