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Product Name: Purex UltraPacks Detergent, Free & Clear-04/10/2013-Old Product
Form: liquid pods
Product Category: Inside the Home » laundry » Detergent
Inside the Home » detergent » Laundry
Customer Service: 800-457-8739
Date Entered: 2014-02-02
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Manufacturer: Dial Corporation, The
Subsidiary of Henkel USA
Address: 15501 N. Dial Boulevard
City: Scottsdale
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85260
Telephone Number: 480-754-3425
Toll Free Number: 800-258-3425
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-16
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: Irritant may be harmful if swallowed. Contains surfactants. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest. First Aid: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Ingestion: Rinse mouth. Give a large glassful of milk or water. Call a physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazard Identification

Emergency Overview

Harmful if swallowed. In case of ingestion call poison control or a doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth; give a small glass of water or milk. Direct contact with eyes causes irritation. Repeated or prolonged excessive exposure with skin can result in defatting and drying which may result in irritation and dermatitis. Keep out of reach of children. No significant environmental effects. Combustible liquid - keep away from fire or flame. Product is stable.

Potential Health Effects

NOTE: The acute health effects described below are those which could potentially occur for the finished product. They are based on the toxicology information available for the finished product and/or each hazardous ingredient, and are consistent with the product type and the likelihood of a specific route of exposure. Known chronic health effects related to exposure to a specific ingredient are indicated.

Eye Contact: This product may cause moderate-to-severe irritation with pain, tearing, and blurred vision.

Skin Contact: Repeated or prolonged excessive exposure can result in defatting and drying of the skin which may result in irritation and dermatitis.

Inhalation: Not an anticipated route of entry. Mists/vapors may cause central nervous system effects and irritation of the throat and lungs with coughing.

Ingestion: Ingestion may cause severe irritation or burns to esophagus, mouth, and stomach with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Ingestion may result in drowsiness in severe cases.

Medical Conditions Generally Recognized As Being Aggravated By Exposure: Pre-existing chronic skin and respiratory conditions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Due to the nature and composition of this product no subchronic/ chronic health effects are anticipated. Nonetheless, the following effects have been reported for one of the product's components.

Ethyl Alcohol: The normal use of this product
Carcinogenicity: IARC classifies ethanol as "Human Sufficient Evidence" from chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately rinse eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids open. Get medical attention if pain or irritation persist.

Skin Contact: Rinse affected area with large amounts of water until no evidence of product remains. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove from exposure area to fresh air. Keep affected person warm and at rest. Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Ingestion: Treat symptomatically and supportively. Maintain airway and respiration. If vomiting occurs, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration. Dilution by rinsing the mouth and giving a glass of water to drink is generally recommended. If unconscious, the victim should not be given anything to drink. Contact physician or local poison control center.

Note to Physician: The physician's judgment should be used to control symptoms and clinical condition based on the individual reactions of the patient.
Health Rating: 2
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: 2013-04-10
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not take internally. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid generating aerosols and mists. Keep the containers closed when not in use. Wash thoroughly after handling. Product does not sustain combustion. Store away from incompatible substances, excessive heat, flames, sparks or other ignition sources. Store in original containers in a cool dry area. Storage areas for large quantities (warehouse) should be well ventilated. Keep the containers tightly closed when not in use.
Disposal: This product is a RCRA characteristic (ignitable) hazardous waste and must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. To avoid wastes, use all material in this container by application accordingto label directions. If wastes cannot be avoided, offer remaining product to a waste disposal facility. Observe all federal, state and local regulations when storing or disposing of this substance.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Fatty acids (unspecified)000000-29-9
Propylene glycol000057-55-65.0-15.0
Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40000064-17-51.0-5.0
Sodium bicarbonate000144-55-8
Sodium chloride007647-14-5
Fatty acids, salts008046-71-7
Sodium Polyacrylate009003-04-7
Subtilisin (proteolytic enzyme)009014-01-10-1.0
Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate027344-41-8
Alkyl benzene sulfonate042615-29-210.0-30.0
Alcohols, C12-18, ethoxylated068213-23-015.0-40.0
Alcohols, C12-16, ethoxylated (Isureth-4)068551-12-2
Fatty acids, C12-18, compds. with ethanolamine091031-21-915.0-40.0
Alcohol ethoxy sulfate (mixture)999999-83-5
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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