BRASSO METAL POLISH

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

1. Product and Company Identification

Product Name BRASSO® Metal Polish

This MSDS is designed for workplace employees, emergency personnel and for other

conditions and situations where there is a greater potential for large-scale or prolonged

exposure, in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Government's Occupational

Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This MSDS is not applicable for consumer use of our products. For consumer use, all

precautionary and first aid language is provided on the product label in accordance with

the applicable government regulation.

Product Use Metal Polish

Distributed by Reckitt Benckiser

Morris Corporate Center IV

399 Interpace Parkway

P.O. Box 225

Parsippany, NJ 07054-0225

In Case of Emergency: 1-800-338-6167

Transportation Emergencies: 24 Hour Number:

North America: CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300

Outside North America: 1-703-527-3887
LEGEND HMIS/NFPA* 2 2 Flammability 2 2 0 Physical Hazard 0

Personal Protection B

2. Hazards Identification

Emergency overview CAUTION

EYE IRRITANT. May be irritating to skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.

Potential short term health effects

Routes of exposure

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Eye, Skin contact, Inhalation, Ingestion

Eyes Severely irritating to eyes. Risk of serious damage to eyes.

Avoid eye contact.

Skin Slightly irritating to the skin. Not expected to be a skin sensitizer.

Avoid skin contact.

Inhalation Exposure to decomposition products may cause a health hazard. Serious effects may be

delayed following exposure.

Ingestion Health injuries are not known or expected under normal use.

Target organs Blood. Eyes. Liver. Respiratory system. Skin.

Chronic effects The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

Signs and symptoms Symptoms may include redness, edema, drying, defatting and cracking of the skin.

Symptoms of overexposure may be headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and vomiting.

OSHA Regulatory Status This product is a "Hazardous Chemical" as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication

Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.

Potential environmental effects See section 12.

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3. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Ingredient(s) CAS # Percent

Ammonium hydroxide

Limestone

Ammonium oxalate

Isopropanol

1336-21-6

1317-65-3

6009-70-7

67-63-0

2.5 - 10

10 - 20

1 - 2.5

1 - 2.5

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4. First Aid Measures

First aid procedures

Eye contact

In case of contact with eyes, rinse eyes IMMEDIATELY with plenty of water. If persistent

irritation occurs, seek medical advice. Check for and remove any contact lenses.

Skin contact In case of skin contact, wash area thoroughly with water. Wash clothing before reuse.

Obtain medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation  - Move exposed person to fresh air. Get medical attention immediately.

Ingestion  - Call medical doctor or poison control center immediately. Wash out mouth with water.

DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Notes to physician Treat patient symptomatically.

General advice Keep away from sources of ignition. No smoking. If you feel unwell, seek medical advice

(show the label where possible). Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Keep out of reach of children.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Flammable properties Combustible by OSHA criteria.

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media Dry chemical. Carbon dioxide. Foam. Fog.

Unsuitable extinguishing media Not available

Protection of firefighters

Specific hazards arising from the chemical

Not available

Protective equipment for firefighters

Firefighters should wear full protective clothing including self contained breathing apparatus.

Hazardous combustion products May include and are not limited to: Oxides of carbon. Oxides of nitrogen. Some metallic oxides.

Explosion data

Sensitivity to mechanical impact Not available

Sensitivity to static discharge Not available

6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions Keep unnecessary personnel away. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Do not

touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

Environmental precautions Do not discharge into lakes, streams, ponds or public waters.

Advise authorities if product has penetrated drains, sewers or water pipes.

Methods for containment Stop leak if you can do so without risk. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements

or confined areas.

Methods for cleaning up Remove sources of ignition. Before attempting clean up, refer to hazard data given

above. Small spills may be absorbed with non-reactive absorbent and placed in suitable,

covered, labelled containers. Prevent large spills from entering sewers or waterways.

Contact emergency services and supplier for advice. Never return spills to original

containers for re-use.

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7. Handling and Storage

Handling Ensure adequate ventilation.

Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.

Avoid breathing mists or vapors. Use good industrial hygiene practices in handling this

material.

When using do not eat or drink.

Wash thoroughly after handling.

Remove sources of ignition.

Not for use on silver, lacquered, painted or antiqued-finished surfaces.

Storage Keep out of reach of children.

Keep from freezing.

Do not store at temperatures above 120°F (49°C).

Keep container tightly closed.

Store away from direct sunlight and incompatible materials.

8. Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Exposure limits

Ingredient(s)

Ammonium hydroxide

Exposure Limits

ACGIH-TLV

Not established

OSHA-PEL

Not established

Ammonium oxalate ACGIH-TLV

TWA: 1 mg/m3

OSHA-PEL

TWA: 1 mg/m3

Isopropanol ACGIH-TLV

TWA: 200 ppm

STEL: 400 ppm

OSHA-PEL

TWA: 400 ppm

Limestone ACGIH-TLV

TWA: 5 mg/m3

OSHA-PEL

TWA: 15 mg/m3

Engineering controls General ventilation normally adequate.

Personal protective equipment

Consult the product label for special protection or precautions that have been identified

for using this product under directed consumer use conditions. The following

recommendations are given for workplace employees, emergency personnel and for

other conditions and situations where there is a greater potential for large-scale or

prolonged exposure.

Eye / face protection Avoid contact with eyes. If splashing is likely to occur or for occupational

exposures, wear appropriate eye protection.

Emergency responders should wear full eye and face protection.

Hand protection Wear impervious gloves where the potential for contact with the liquid is possible.

Emergency responders should wear impermeable gloves.

Skin and body protection As required by employer code.

Usual safety precautions while handling the product will provide adequate

protection against injury or irritation.

Follow label directions carefully.

Respiratory protection No special requirements under normal use conditions. Where exposure guideline levels

may be exceeded, use an approved NIOSH respirator.

Emergency responders should wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to avoid inhalation of vapours generated by this product during a spill or other clean-up operations.

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General hygiene considerations Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

When using do not eat or drink.

Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

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Appearance Liquid

Color Light tan

Form Liquid

Odor ammoniacal

Odor threshold Not available

Physical state Liquid

pH 9.6 - 10.2

Freezing point Not available

Boiling point Not available

Pour point Not available

Evaporation rate Not available

Flash point 105 °F (40.55 °C) Tag Closed Cup

Auto-ignition temperature Not available

Flammability limits in air, lower, % by volume

Flammability limits in air, upper, % by volume space

Not available

Not available

Vapor pressure Not available

Vapor density Not available

Specific gravity 1.104 - 1.140

Octanol/water coefficient Not available

Solubility (H2O) Insoluble

VOC (Weight %) Not available

Viscosity Viscous

Percent volatile Not available

10. Stability and Reactivity

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Reactivity DO NOT MIX WITH BLEACH or use in conjunction with other household products.

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Possibility of hazardous reactions Hazardous polymerization does not occur.

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Chemical stability Stable under recommended storage conditions.

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Conditions to avoid

Avoid high temperatures.

Do not mix with other chemicals.

Excessive heat and moisture.

Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

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Incompatible materials Not for use on silver, lacquered, painted or antiqued finished surfaces.

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Hazardous decomposition products May include and are not limited to: Oxides of carbon. Oxides of nitrogen. Some metallic oxides.

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11. Toxicological Information

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Component analysis - LC50

Ingredient(s)

Ammonium hydroxide

LC50

Not available

Ammonium oxalate Not available

Isopropanol 16970 mg/l/4h rat

Limestone Not available

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Component analysis - Oral LD50

Ingredient(s)

Ammonium hydroxide

LD50

350 mg/kg rat

Ammonium oxalate 70 mg/kg human

Isopropanol 4396 mg/kg rat

Limestone 6450 mg/kg rat

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Effects of acute exposure

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Eye Severely irritating to eyes. Risk of serious damage to eyes.

Avoid eye contact.

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Skin Slightly irritating to the skin. Not expected to be a skin sensitizer.

Avoid skin contact.

Inhalation Exposure to decomposition products may cause a health hazard. Serious effects may be

delayed following exposure.

Ingestion Health injuries are not known or expected under normal use.

Sensitization The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Chronic effects The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Carcinogenicity The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Mutagenicity The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Reproductive effects The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Teratogenicity The finished product is not expected to have chronic health effects.

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Name of Toxicologically Synergistic

Products

Not available

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12. Ecological Information

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Ecotoxicity Components of this product have been identified as having potential environmental

concerns.

Ecotoxicity - Freshwater Algae - Acute Toxicity Data

Isopropanol 67-63-0 96 Hr EC50 Desmodesmus subspicatus: >1000 mg/L; 72 Hr EC50 Desmodesmus

subspicatus: >1000 mg/L

Ecotoxicity - Freshwater Fish - Acute Toxicity Data

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 96 Hr LC50 Pimephales promelas: 8.2 mg/L

Isopropanol 67-63-0 96 Hr LC50 Pimephales promelas: 9640 mg/L [flow-through]; 96 Hr LC50 Pimephales

promelas: 11130 mg/L [static]; 96 Hr LC50 Lepomis macrochirus: >1400000 μg/L

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Ecotoxicity - Water Flea - Acute Toxicity Data

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 48 Hr EC50 water flea: 0.66 mg/L; 48 Hr EC50 Daphnia pulex: 0.66 mg/L

Isopropanol 67-63-0 48 Hr EC50 Daphnia magna: 13299 mg/L

Persistence / degradability Not available

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Bioaccumulation / accumulation Not available

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Mobility in environmental media Not available

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Environmental effects Not available

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Aquatic toxicity Not available

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Partition coefficient Not available

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Chemical fate information Not available

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13. Disposal Considerations

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Disposal instructions Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Empty container can be disposed of as household trash or rinsed and recycled where

appropriate.

Waste from residues / unused products space

Not available

Contaminated packaging Not available

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14. Transport Information

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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

UN1987, Alcohols, n.o.s. (propan-2-ol), Class 3, PG III, Limited Quantity

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG - Canada)

UN1987, ALCOHOLS, N.O.S. (propan-2-ol), Class 3, PG III, Limited Quantity

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IMDG (Marine Transport)

UN1987, ALCOHOLS, N.O.S.. (propan-2-ol), Class 3, PG III

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IATA/ICAO (Air)

UN1987, Alcohols, n.o.s. (propan-2-ol), Class 3, PG III

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15. Regulatory Information

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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29 CFR 1910.1200 hazardous chemical

Yes

US Federal regulations This product is a "Hazardous Chemical" as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication

Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.

U.S. - CAA (Clean Air Act) - Reactivity Factors for VOCs in Aerosol Coatings

Isopropanol 67-63-0 0.71 G Ozone/g VOC Reactivity Factor

U.S. - CAA (Clean Air Act) - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in SOCMI

Isopropanol 67-63-0 Present

U.S. - CERCLA/SARA - Hazardous Substances and their Reportable Quantities

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 1000 Lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 5000 Lb final RQ (listed under Ammonium oxalate); 2270 kg final RQ (listed under

Ammonium oxalate)

U.S. - CERCLA/SARA - Section 313 - Emission Reporting

Isopropanol 67-63-0 1.0 % de minimis concentration (only if manufactured by the strong acid process, no

supplier notification)

U.S. - CWA (Clean Water Act) - Hazardous Substances

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 Present

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 Present

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CERCLA (Superfund) reportable quantity

Ammonium hydroxide: 1000.0000

Ammonium oxalate: 5000.0000

Benzene, ethyl-: 1000.0000

Naphthalene: 100.0000

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Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)

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Hazard categories

Section 302 extremely

hazardous substance

Immediate Hazard - Yes

Delayed Hazard - Yes

Fire Hazard - Yes

Pressure Hazard - No

Reactivity Hazard - No

No

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Section 311 hazardous chemical No

Clean Water Act (CWA) Hazardous substance

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State regulations This product is not subject to warning labeling under the California Proposition 65

regulation.

U.S. - California - 8 CCR Section 339 - Director's List of Hazardous Substances

Ammonium hydroxide

Ammonium oxalate

Isopropanol

1336-21-6

6009-70-7

67-63-0

Present (refers to solutions >=4%)

Present

Present

U.S. - Louisiana - Reportable Quantity List for Pollutants

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 1000 Lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 5000 Lb final RQ (listed under Ammonium oxalate); 2270 kg final RQ (listed under

Ammonium oxalate)

U.S. - Massachusetts - Right To Know List

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 Present

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 Present

Isopropanol 67-63-0 Present

Limestone 1317-65-3 Present

U.S. - Minnesota - Hazardous Substance List

Isopropanol 67-63-0 Present

Limestone 1317-65-3 Present (dust)

U.S. - New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous Substance List

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 sn 0103

Isopropanol 67-63-0 sn 1076

Limestone 1317-65-3 sn 4001

U.S. - New York - Reporting of Releases Part 597 - List of Hazardous Substances

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 1000 Lb RQ (air); 100 lb RQ (land/water)

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 5000 Lb RQ (air); 100 lb RQ (land/water)

U.S. - Pennsylvania - RTK (Right to Know) List

Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 Environmental hazard

Ammonium oxalate 6009-70-7 Environmental hazard

Isopropanol 67-63-0 Environmental hazard

Limestone 1317-65-3 Present

U.S. - Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance List

Isopropanol 67-63-0 Toxic; Flammable

Limestone 1317-65-3 Toxic

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Inventory status

Country(s) or region Inventory name On inventory (yes/no)*

United States & Puerto Rico Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Yes

A "Yes" indicates that all components of this product comply with the inventory requirements administered by the governing country(s)

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16. Other Information

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Disclaimer This product should only be used as directed on the label and for the purpose intended.

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However,

neither the above named supplier nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any liability

whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Final

determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All

materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although

certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only

hazards that exist.

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Further information BRASSO® Metal Polish, 8 fl oz - 8043677v1.0

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Issue date 28-May-2013

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Effective date 15-May-2013

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Prepared by Reckitt Benckiser Regulatory Department 800-333-3899

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Other information For an updated MSDS, please contact the supplier/manufacturer listed on the first

page of the document.