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Product Information
Product Name: Klean-Strip Metal & Masonry Paint Remover
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » stripper » Paint
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Verified: 2011-03-18
Date Entered: 2011-03-19
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Manufacturer
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: 2013-05-11
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The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Keep out of reach of childrenWarning: using this product will expose you to methylene chloride which is known to cause cancer. Caution! Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Skin and eye irritant. Contains alcohols, glycol ether, less than 4 percentmethanol, methylene chloride. Methylene chloride has caused cancer in laboratory animal tests. Risk to your health depends on level and duration of exposure. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. For further information, refer to the material safety data sheet. This product is intended for occasional use only. For OSHA controlled workplace and other regular users – 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 NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms or small enclosed areas. 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 take internally. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin and eyes. Contact of liquid or vapor with flame or hot surfaces will produce toxic gases and a corrosive residue that will cause deterioration of metal. Close container and store upright after each use. Do not reuse this container.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Caution! Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Skin and eye irritant. Only use with adequate ventilation to prevent buildup of vapors.Primary Routes of Entry: Skin, Eyes, Inhalation.Potential Health EffectsEye contact: Causes eye irritation. May cause tearing, redness, stinging or burning, swelling, and blurred vision. May cause corneal injury.Skin contact: May cause effects ranging from mild irritation to severe pain, and possibly burns, depending on the intensity of contact. Skin absorption may occur.Inhalation: May cause upper respiratory tract irritation and central nervous system depression with symptoms such as confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, and fatigue. Causes formation of carbon monoxide in blood which may affect the cardiovascular system and central nervous system, and can cause a lack of oxygen in the blood. Continued exposure may cause unconsciousness, coma, and even death.Ingestion: May cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. May cause central nervous system excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, and drowsiness. If vomiting results in aspiration, chemical pneumonia could occur, which may be fatal. Absorption through the gastrointestinal tract may produce central nervous system depression. May cause kidney damage. May cause blurred vision and visual impairment (including blindness).Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Disorders of the: heart or cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, nervous system, respiratory system (including asthma and other breathing disorders), skin, and allergies
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause cancer based on animal data (methylene chloride). Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis. Methanol has caused birth defects in laboratory animals, but only when inhaled at extremely high vapor concentrations. The relevance of this finding to humans is uncertain. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling solvents may be harmful or fatal.
Carcinogenicity: Contains ingredients listed as carcinigenic by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash skin thoroughly with large amounts of water and mild soap while removing contaminated clothing. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists.Eyes: Immediately begin to flush eyes with water, remove any contact lens. Continue to flush the eyes for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get immediate medical attention.Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention. Call a physician, hospital emergency
Health Rating: 2*
Flammability Rating: 1
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 Verified Date: 2011-03-18
MSDS Date: 2010-08-17
Handling/Disposal
Handling: 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. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. A source of clean water should be available in or near the work area for flushing of the eyes and skin if contact occurs.Store in a cool dry place. Exposure to high temperature or prolonged exposure to sun may cause can to leak or swell. Once opened, remover should be used within six months or discarded to avoid can deterioration. Do no store near flames or at elevated temperatures.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40000064-17-51.0-5.0
Methanol000067-56-1<4
Isopropanol000067-63-03.0-7.0
Methylene chloride000075-09-275-85
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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