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Product Information
Product Name: Citristrip Safer Paint and Varnish Stripper, Aerosol-04/17/2015
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » undercoating » Stripper
Home maintenance » stripper » Paint
Home maintenance » stripper » Varnish
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Entered: 2016-08-01
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?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

Danger. Flammable aerosol. Containers gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause genetic defects. May damage fertility or the unborn child. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Do not spray on an open flame or any other ignition source. Pressurized container: Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not breathe gas/mist/vapors/spray. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required.


IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.

IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before re-use.

IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.

IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical attention/advice. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Get medical attention/advice if you feel unwell.


Store container tightly closed in well-ventilated place. Store locked up. Protect from sunlight and store in well-ventilated place. Do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50 deg C/122 deg F.


Dispose of contents/container according to local, state and federal regulations.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Danger. Flammable aerosol. Containers gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause genetic defects. May damage fertility or the unborn child. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact : May cause irritation; redness; tearing; burns; conjunctivitis of eyes; stinging of eyes and eyelids.

Skin Contact: May cause irritation; itching; burning; redness; inflammation; and/or cracking. May cause dermatitis in people with sensitive skin. Individuals overexposed by inhalation or skin contact may experience blurry vision.

Inhalation: May cause dizziness; headache; irritation of the respiratory tract and mucous membranes; nausea; giddiness; mental confusion. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal.

Ingestion: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause nausea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal irritation.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Repeated exposure may cause dermatitis. May cause skin irritation. Contains material that may adversely affect the develop
Carcinogenicity: Silica (007631-86-9)

IARC: Group 3
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue to flush with water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Inhalation: If user experiences breathing difficulty, move to air free of vapors. Administer oxygen or artificial respiration until medical assistance can be rendered.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Call your poison control center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately.
Health Rating: 2*
Flammability Rating: 4
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: 2015-04-17
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. A source of clean water should be kept in the immediate work area for flushing of the eyes and skin. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame, and any other source of ignition. Do not smoke when anywhere near this material. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Do not use in confined spaces, basements, bathrooms, etc, where vapors can build up and explode if ignited by an ignition source. Vapors are heavier than air and will collect in low areas. 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 containers according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container. Replace overcap on container after each use. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store near flames or at elevated temperatures.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Dimethyl adipate000627-93-015.0-30.0
Dimethyl glutarate001119-40-015.0-30.0
Silica, amorphous (Diatomaceous silica)007631-86-9<5
C9-11 Pareth-3068439-46-3<5
Petroleum gases, liquefied068476-85-7<15
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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