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Material Safety Warning

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA

For almost 100 years, some form of incendiary road flare has been used to alert drivers to dangerous road conditions. Finally, a safe and economical alternative to this hazardous device is available.

So you can better understand the hazards represented by the incendiary flares, we have reproduced below the complete Materials Safety Data Services sheet for this hazardous incendiary road flare.

The following information was reproduced from the current MSDS sheet.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA FOR STANDARD ROAD FLARES

· Railway & Highway Fusees · Chimfex
· ORION Marine Signal Products (formerly Olin Signal Products)
Emergency Contact:
Chemtrec 1-800-424-9300
SECTION I - IDENTIFICATION
Chemical Names & Synonyms:     FUSEE
Chemical Family: Pyrotechnic Device Formula: Mixture Trade Name: FUSEE/FLARE
Description:  Red cardboard tube containing yellowish-tan solid mixture CAS No: None Assigned/Mixture
SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Basic Material OSHA F.E.I. LD 30 LD 50 Significant Effects
Strontium Nitrate CAS#10042769   +/- 75% None est. 2750mg/xg (RAT) No Data Irritant to skin, eyes and mucous membranes
Potassium Perchlorate CAS#7778747 <10% None est. No Data No Data Irritant to skin, eyes and mucous membranes
Sulfur CAS#7704349  <10% None est. No Data No Data May cause eye and mucous membrane irritation
Sawdust/oil binder CAS#Mixture <10% None est. No Data No Data N/A
SECTION III - NORMAL HANDLING PROCEDURES
Precautions to be taken in handling and storage:   Keep Items out of the reach of children!
Contents may be harmful if swallowed.  If tube is broken do not get contents in eyes, on skin or on clothing.  Upon contact with skin or eyes, wash with water.   Avoid breathing dust.  Store in a cool dry, well-ventilated place away from all sources of ignition. Exercise caution when using this product since molten flecks may be emitted.  Do not use product near any flammable or combustible materials. Avoid contact with strong oxidizers.  Avoid open flames and temperatures >16°F.
Protective Equipment Ventilation Requirements
Follow directions on package.  Always point fusee away from face and body while igniting and afterwards. This product should only be used outdoors.   If used indoors, local mechanical ventilation is recommended to minimize exposure.
SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash Point/Method:
Contents: 350°F (oven)
OSHA Classification:
Flammable Solid
Flammable Explosive Limits:
Upper: None Estab.   Lower: None Estab.
Extinguishing Media: Use water deluge/flooding methods: Suffocation techniques will not be effective: No threat of mass explosion
Special fire hazard & fire fighting procedures:  Use niosilmsha approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus when any material is involved in fire.
SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Threshold Limit Value:  None established for the mixture
Symptoms of overexposure:  Tube contents are corrosive to the eyes and irritating to the respiratory tract and skin
Skin:  Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes, call a physician if irritation occurs.
Eyes:  Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes, call a physician.
Ingestion:  If contents are ingested, immediately give large quantities of water or epsom salt solution.  Induce vomiting and call a physician.
Inhalation:  Immediately remove victim to fresh air.   Call a physician.
SECTION VI - TOXICOLOGY (PRODUCT)
ALL CHEMICAL IS CONTAINED IN CARDBOARD TUBE - NONE IS EXPOSED
Acute Oral LD 30: Approximately 3 grams/kg (RAT) Carcinogenicity:  Not known to be carcinogenic
Mutagenicity:  Not known to be mutagenic
Acute Dermal LD 50: Approx. 2 grams/kg (Rabbit) Eye Irritation:  Corrosive
Acute Inhalation LD 50: Not Established Primary Skin Effect:  Irritant
Principle Route of Absorption:  Inhalation; dermal content
Effects of Acute Exposure:  Tube contents are corrosive to eyes and irritating to the respiratory tract and skin.  Inhalation of combustion products will irritate eyes, lungs, and mucous membranes.
Effects of Chronic Exposure:  None known or reported
SECTION VII - SPILL AND LEAKAGE PROCEDURES (CONTROL PROCEDURES)
Action for Material Release or Spill:  In large quantity, remove all sources of ignition, if tube is broken, wear NIOSH/MSHA approved dust respirator.  Follow O.S.H.A. regulations for respirator use, (See 29CFR 1910.134).   Wear goggles, impervious coveralls, gloves and boots.  Clean up in a manner to minimize contamination with organic material.  do not return material to original container.  Place in a fresh container and isolate.  Do not seal the container.   In the event of a large spill, call the emergency telephone number.

Transportation Emergency, Contact Chemtrec 800-424-9300

Waste Disposal Method:  Dispose of contaminated product.  Empty container and materials used in cleaning up spills or leaks in a manner approved for this material.  Consult appropriate federal, state and local regulatory agencies to ascertain proper disposal procedures.
Open burning is preferred method of disposal for pyrotechnics, in compliance with state and local regulations.
SECTION VIII - SHIPPING DATA
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International Class & Domestic Air:  Signal Devices, Hand, 1.4S, UN0373, PG II     Label Req: 1.4S
SECTION IX - REACTIVITY DATA
Stable     X        Unstable             @____°C ____°F Hazardous Polymerization May Occur
Will Not Occur      X
Conditions to Avoid:  High heat, ignition sources of any kind
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):   Strong oxidizers; chlorate salts
Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides
SECTION X - PHYSICAL DATA
Melting Point:  No Data Vapor Pressure:  No Data Volatiles:  No Data
Boiling Point:  No Data Solubility in Water: >300 g/l pwdr Evaporation Rate:  No Data
Specific Gravity (H2O - 1):  No Data pH:  No Data Vapor Density (Air - 1):  No Data
Information Furnished by: Jeffrey W. Johnson Date:  August 1994

STANDARD FUSEE CORPORATION
P.O. Box 1047
Easton, MD  21601
Highway and Railway Products 1-800-637-7807
CHIMFEX and ORION Marine Products: 1-800-851-5260

 

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