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Product Name: Hartz Pet Defender Plus For Cats-12/02/2016
EPA Registration Code: 2596-166
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » flea & tick control » Insecticide
Pet Care » flea & tick control » Cats
Customer Service: 800-275-1414
Date Entered: 2018-01-16
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Hartz Mountain Corporation
Address: 400 Plaza Drive
City: Secaucus
State: NJ
Zip Code: 7094
Telephone Number: 201-271-4800
Fax Number: 201-271-1206
Toll Free Number: 800-275-1414
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-15
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. Combustible liquid. May be harmful if swallowed. Maybe harmful in contact with skin. Causes damage to organs. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Very toxic to aquatic life.

Precautionary statements


Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and hot surfaces. No smoking. Do not breathe dust, fume, gas, mist, vapors or spray. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection and face protection.


IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention. Collect spillage.

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

IF INHALED: if breathing is difficult, remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If experiencing respiratory symptoms call a poison center or physician.

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




Dispose of contents to an approved landfill.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Danger. Combustible liquid. May be harmful if swallowed. Maybe harmful in contact with skin. Causes damage to organs. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Very toxic to aquatic life.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: No information.

Skin Contact: Maybe harmful in contact with skin.

Inhalation: No information.

Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

No data.
Carcinogenicity: IARC: Fipronil is classified as an IARC Group C possible human carcinogen based on laboratory animal studies.

NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than 0.1 percent is identified as known or anticipated human carcinogen by NTP.

First Aid: Eye Contact: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Call a poison center or doctor.

Skin Contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Take victim immediately to hospital. Consult a physician.

Inhalation: if breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
MSDS Date: 2016-12-02
Handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Store away from sparks and flames.
Disposal: Chemical waste generators must determine whether discarded chemical is classified as hazardous waste. Observe all federal, state and local environmental regulations.
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