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Product Name: Citristrip Paint & Varnish Remover-old product
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Home maintenance » varnish stripper » Finish
Home maintenance » varnish » Stripper
Customer Service: 901-775-0100
Date Entered: 2001-06-03
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Barr & Co., Inc., W.M.
Address: 2101 Channel Avenue
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 37501
Telephone Number: 800-238-2672
Fax Number: 800-621-9508
Toll Free Number: 800-398-3892
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-17
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: Extremely flammable. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Skin and eye irritant. Irritation is not immediately apparent. Contents under pressure. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and all other sources of ignition. Vapors may cause flash fire or ignite explosively. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. Beware of static electricity that may be generated by synthetic clothing and other sources. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. Do not use where vapors can accumulate and concentrate. Use only with adequate ventilation to prevent buildup of vapors. Open all windows and doors. Use only with a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness, headache, nausea or eye watering -STOP- ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. Do not puncture, incinerate, or store above 120 degrees F. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun can cause bursting. Contains Citrus Terpenes, Dimethyl Ether, 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged exposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. This product is intended for occasional use only. Use only with a properly engineered air control system designed to prevent exceeding appropriate TLV. For occasional use, where engineered air control is not feasible, use properly fitted and maintained NIOSH approved respirator for organic solvent vapors. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing of vapors or spray mist and contact with skin and eyes. Rinse off skin after use. Replace overcap on container and store upright after each use. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

PRIMARY ROUTE OF EXPOSURE: Inhalation, ingestion, and dermal.

INHALATION: May cause headache; irritation of the respiratory system and mucous membranes; nausea; drowsiness; mental confusion; dizziness and giddiness. Can cause pulmonary edema, signs and symptoms can be delayed several hours.

SKIN CONTACT: This product is a skin irritant. May cause irritation; redness; inflammation; cracking; blister; defatting; and severe burns. Vapors may cause irritation.

EYE CONTACT: This material is an eye irritant. May cause irritation; burns (including severe burns and irreversible damage); conjunctivitis of eyes; watering; stinging of eyes and lids; swelling of eye; redness; discomfort; and permanent scarring of the cornea. Vapors may cause irritation.

INGESTION: Harmful if swallowed. May cause nausea; vomiting; abdominal pains; diarrhea; irritation, damage or burns to mouth, throat and stomach; severe pain; salivation; ulcerations of membranes; circulatory collapse and death.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED: Diseases of the eyes, skin, liver, kidneys, and respiratory system.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

May cause skin irritation; albuminuria and hematuria.
Carcinogenicity: Ingredients in this product are not listed on California's Prop 65 list: ***Chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.***
First Aid: INHALATION: If user experiences breathing difficulty, move to air free of vapors. Administer oxygen or artificial respiration until medical assistance can be rendered.

SKIN CONTACT: Wash with soap and large quantities of water and seek medical attention if irritation from contact persists.

EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.

INGESTION: Call your poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately for instructions to induce vomiting.

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: This formula is registered with POISINDEX. Call your local poison control center for further information.
Health Rating: 3
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: 2000-11-15
Handling: Kkeep container tightly closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store near flames or at elevated temperatures.Read carefully all cautions and directions on product label before use. Since empty container retains residue, follow all label warnings even after container is empty. Dispose of empty container according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
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