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Product Information
Product Name: Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, Original
Form: viscous liquid
Product Category: Personal care » hand cleaner, antibacterial » Personal Cleanliness
Personal Care » hand cleaner, antibacterial » Personal Cleanliness
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 2003-12-18
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Manufacturer: GoJo Industries, Inc.
Address: One GoJo Plaza, Ste 500
City: Akron
State: OH
Zip Code: 44311
Telephone Number: 330-255-6000
Toll Free Number: 800-321-9647
Date Info Verified: 2017-02-28
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: Warnings:
As with all drug products, children under 6 years of age should be supervised when using Purell.
Warning: Flammable. Keep away from fire or flame. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. In case of eye contact, immediately flush eyes with water and call a doctor. Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops. If condition persists for more than 72 hours, consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, call a doctor.
Note: Do not store above 110 deg F.
Non-staining; May discolor certain fabrics.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: When used according to instructions, the product applicable to this MSDS is safe and presents no immediate or long-term health hazard. However, abnormal entry routes, such as gross ingestion, may require immediate medical attention.
Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Skin Contact: No irritation or reaction expected.
Inhalation: Not applicable.
Ingestion: May cause upset stomach, nausea (Abnormal entry route).
TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: No acute or chronic toxic effects expected when used according to directions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
None are known for the product.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
First Aid: From MSDS
Eye Contact: Do not rub eyes. Flush eyes thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. If condition worsens or irritation persists, contact physician.
Skin Contact: Not applicable.
Inhalation: Not applicable.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Contact a physician or Poison Control Center.
Health Rating: 1.
Flammability Rating: 3
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: 2003-04-16
Handling: From MSDS
Keep away from fire or flame. Store at normal room temperature away from reach of small children. Keep containers sealed. Use older containers first. Avoid freezing conditions.
Disposal: From MSDS
Characteristic hazardous waste-flammable liquid. Dispose according to local, state and Federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Propylene glycol000057-55-6
Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40000064-17-562
Isopropyl myristate000110-27-0
Tocopheryl acetate007695-91-2
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