Material Safety Data Sheet

CO Check Carbon Monoxide Detector Tester

Using ZestoTherm Gas Tablet

Model No. COT-97

Revision: 6/14/02

Manufactured for Home Safeguard Industries, LLC at :

ZestoTherm, Inc.
311 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Information Telephone No: (513) 772-3066 (weekdays 8am 5 pm)

Emergency Telephone No:    Chemtrec (800) 424-9300 

 


SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Ingredients 
(all are non-toxic material)   

Weight 

Magnesium (Mg) - Iron Alloy   

15 grams per pad 

Silica, Wetting agent   

Plastic Pad (Matrix)   

Polyethylene Matrix
(ingredients dispersed throughout pad)   

15 grams per pad


SECTION III - PHYSICAL_DATA 

Boiling Point (F):   

N/A 

Vapor Pressure:   

N/A 

Vapor Density:   

N/A 

Solubility in Water:   

N/A

Specific gravity:   

N/A

Melting Point (F):   

1202(Mg) 

Evaporation Rate:   

N/A 

Percent Volatile by Weight:   

N/A

Appearance and Odor: The heater pad is a flat, grayish metal-imbedded plastic pad consisting of the above described ingredients. The pad is packaged in a white, non-woven, fiber bag. 


SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flash point:   

N/A

Flammability Limits:   

N/A

LEU:   

N/A

UEL:   

N/A

Extinguishing media: Use extinguishing agents intended for Type A, B, or C fires. 

If Mg is burning (extremely Intense fire with white sparks):

  1. Flood the fire with large amounts of water with a fog nozzle (not a solid stream) or foam. 
  2. Move burning material outdoors if possible, allow to bum completely or spread material out to extinguish. Individual pads are self extinguishing. 

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Fire Fighters should use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus due to hazardous off-gassing from burning fiberboard and polyethylene. 

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Individual pacts are self extinguishing. If cases of pads are ignited, plastic will bum initially as a class A fire. Bulk packs will sustain initial fire due to the fiberboard and plastic packing. Bulk packing will transition from initial class A fire to flammable solid fire (class D) if fire is not brought under control in initial stages. 


SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Acute Effects: (Requires exposure to pad to damaged or no packaging causes eye irritation. Causes skin irritation with prolonged contact. 

Emergency First Aid Procedures: In case of contact: Eyes - Flush eyes with waiter for 15 minutes. Broken skin - Wash skin with soap and water. 

Carcinogenicity: Unknown 

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Irritation of the eyes, nose or throat. Dermatitis of the skin. 

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Small cuts, abrasions 

Other: Manufacturer certifies that all pad Ingredients are non-toxic, and by-products of reacted pads are non-toxic and harmless. See Section VII for list of byproducts. 


SECTION VI - REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Salt Water Activated 

Incompatibilities: (Specifically Magnesium contained within pad):    Acids, Acid Chlorides, Strong Oxidizing agents. 

Reacts Violently With:  Halogens, Chlorinated Solvents, Ammonium nitrate, Carbonates, Arsenic, Cupric oxide, Cupric Sulfate. Mercuric Oxide, Inorganic Phosphates

Hazardous Decomposition or By-products: All non-toxic. Hydrogen is released when reacted-with salt water (max 15 liters). 

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur 


SECTION VII - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to be taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Collect spilled pads and inspect non-woven bags:

Waste Disposal Method: Used Pads (i.e. heaters reacted with salt water) may be disposed of as ordinary waste. Unused and undamaged pads may:

  1. Be reacted with salt water In accordance with instructions, then disposed of as ordinary waste, or
  2. Be incinerated in a waste facility, ensuring that all material is burned thoroughly. 

Unused but damaged pads should be disposed of in accordance with (1) or (2) directly above. In all circumstances, pads must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable municipal, state and federal waste disposal regulations. 

Pad by-products (reacted with salt water): Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia - common Antacid, FDA listed food additive), Elemental Iron (food enrichment graft - FDA listed food additive), Polyethylene Silicon Dioxide (FDA listed food additive), Wetting agent (Trace amounts only - alcohol derivative, has been shown to cause diarrhea and hypoactivity)


SECTION VIll - SPECIAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Fire Fighters should use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus due to hazardous off-gassing from burning fiberboard and polyethylene.


SECTION IX - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage: Warehouses where large quantities of pads are stored should provide: 

Other Precautions: This MSDS shall be made readily available to the local Fire Department or Emergency Response Crew in case of emergency. 


DISCLAIMER: The information, data, and recommendations contained herein are believed to be correct at the time of witting. All materials and mixtures may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution, When necessary or appropriate, independent opinions regarding the risk of handling or exposure should be obtained from trained professionals.

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