Material Safety Data Sheet


1. Chemical Product and Company Identification

     DESCRIPTION:     ELMER'S FIX IT MYSELF WALL PATCH
     PRODUCT TYPE:    ACRYLIC BASED COMPOUND
     APPLICATION:     E-853


  • Manufacturer/Supplier Information
     MSDS Prepared by:
     Elmer's Products, Inc.                           Emergency Phone Number
     1000 Kingsmill Parkway                          Poison Control Center
     Columbus, OH  43229                             1-800-228-5635 ext 22
     For additional health, safety or regulatory information, call 614-225-7695.
     Call 1-800-848-9400 to place an order or request additional MSDSs.


2. Composition, Information on Ingredients

     The ingredients listed below have been associated with one or more
     immediate and/or delayed(*) health hazards.  Risk of damage and effects
     depends upon duration and level of exposure.  BEFORE USING, HANDLING, OR
     EXPOSURE TO THESE INGREDIENTS, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MSDS.
                                                                     % by weight
        546-93-0 Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3)                                5-10
       1317-65-3 *Limestone                                                50-70
       1318-59-8 Chlorite (Mineral Class)                                   1-5
      13397-26-7 *Calcite (Ca(CO3))                                         1-5
      13463-67-7 *Titanium Dioxide                                          1-5
      14807-96-6 *Talc                                                      5-10
      14808-60-7 *Quartz (SiO2)                                           0.1-0.99


3. Hazards Identification



3.1 Emergency Overview

     Appearance                          Off white putty
     Odor                                Mild acrylic
     CAUTION!
     Not a significant fire hazard.
     May cause eye irritation


  • HMIS Rating
           HEALTH = 1 (slight)
     FLAMMABILITY = 0 (minimal)
       REACTIVITY = 0 (minimal)
          CHRONIC = *


3.2 Potential Health Effects



  • Immediate Hazards
     INGESTION:   Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
                  use.
     INHALATION:  Not expected to be harmful under normal conditions of
                  use.  However, if allowed to become airborne, may cause
                  irritation of nose, throat and lungs.
     SKIN:        May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.
     EYES:        May cause irritation on prolonged or repeated contact.
     


  • Delayed Hazards
     Limestone      1317-65-3     
     Can cause lung damage.  Pre-existing respiratory disorders may be
     aggravated by exposure.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Calcite (Ca(CO3))     13397-26-7     
     Can cause lung damage.  Pre-existing respiratory disorders may be
     aggravated by exposure.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Titanium Dioxide     13463-67-7     
     Inhalation at approximately 50 times the level permitted in an
     occupational environment caused a slight increase in lung tumor
     incidence in laboratory animals.  No tumors were found at lower
     exposure levels.  This material is not listed by NTP, classified by
     IARC nor regulated by OSHA as a carcinogen.
     Can cause lung fibrosis.  Pre-existing respiratory disorders may
     be aggravated by exposure.
     Talc     14807-96-6     
     Can cause lung damage.  Pre-existing respiratory disorders may be
     aggravated by exposure.
     -- See Footnote C.
     Quartz (SiO2)     14808-60-7     
     CANCER HAZARD.  Can cause cancer.  Use of this product may
     generate silica dust (which may be invisible).  Inhaled silica has
     been classified by IARC as a human carcinogen.
     Footnote C:  As of the date of issuance of this document, this
     material has not been listed by NTP, classified by IARC nor regulated
     by OSHA as a carcinogen.


4. First Aid Measures

     INGESTION:   If accidentally swallowed, dilute by drinking large
                  quantities of water.  Immediately contact poison control
                  center or hospital emergency room for any other
                  additional treatment directions.
     INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air.
     SKIN:         In case of irritation, flush with water.
     EYES:        Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water.  Call
                  a physician if irritation persists.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

     Autoignition Temperature            Not available
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not applicable
     Flash Point                         Not applicable
     Will not burn unless water has evaporated.  Dried material may
     burn.
     In case of fire, water should be used to keep fire-exposed
     containers cool.


6. Accidental Release Measures

     Sweep (scoop) up and remove to a chemical disposal area.  Prevent
     entry into natural bodies of water.


7. Handling and Storage



7.1 Handling

     Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety
     practices.  These practices include avoiding unnecessary exposure and
     removal of the material from eyes, skin and clothing.
     Wash thoroughly after handling.  Always use appropriate Personal
     Protective Equipment (PPE).
     INHALATION:  Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor.
     SKIN:  Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin and clothing.
     EYES:  Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with eyes.


7.2 Storage

     Keep from freezing.
     Store in a cool, dry place.
     Keep containers tightly closed.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection



8.1 Exposure Controls

     If airborne contaminants are generated when the material is heated or
     handled, sufficient ventilation in volume and air flow patterns should
     be provided to keep air contaminant concentration levels below
     acceptable criteria.


8.2 Personal Protection

     Where air contaminants can exceed acceptable criteria, use NIOSH/MSHA
     approved respiratory protection equipment.  Respirators should be
     selected based on the form and concentration of contaminants in air
     in accordance with OSHA laws and regulations or other applicable
     standards or guidelines, including ANSI standards regarding
     respiratory protection.  Use goggles if contact is likely.  Wear
     impervious gloves as required to prevent skin contact.


8.3 Exposure Guidelines

     Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3)       546-93-0     
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA, inhalable particulate
     OSHA PEL: 5 mg/m TWA, particulates respirable; 15 mg/m TWA
     total dust
     Limestone      1317-65-3     
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA, inhalable particulate
     OSHA PEL: 5 mg/m TWA, respirable particulates; 15 mg/m TWA
     total dust
     Chlorite (Mineral Class)      1318-59-8     
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA, (as Al2O3)
     OSHA PEL: 5 mg/m TWA, respirable dust (as Al2O3); 15 mg/m TWA,
     total dust (as Al2O3)
     REMANDED PEL: 5 mg/m TWA, respirable dust (as Al2O3); 10 mg/m TWA,
     total dust (as Al2O3)
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Calcite (Ca(CO3))     13397-26-7     
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA, inhalable particulate
     OSHA PEL: 5 mg/m TWA, respirable particulates; 15 mg/m TWA
     total dust
     
     Titanium Dioxide     13463-67-7     
     ACGIH TLV: 10 mg/m TWA
     OSHA PEL: 15 mg/m TWA, total dust
     REMANDED PEL: 10 mg/m TWA, Total dust
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Talc     14807-96-6     
     ACGIH TLV: 2 mg/m TWA (containing no asbestos) inhalable
     particulate, < 1% crystalline silica
     OSHA PEL: 20 mppcf (no asbestos)  respirable particulate, < 1%
     crystalline silica
     REMANDED PEL: 2 mg/m TWA (no asbestos)  respirable particulate, < 1%
     crystalline silica
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     Quartz (SiO2)     14808-60-7     
     ACGIH TLV: 0.05 mg/m TWA, respirable fraction, A2 - See Appendix A
     OSHA PEL: 10/(%SiO2 + 2) mg/m TWA, respirable dust;
     30/(%SiO2 + 2) mg/m TWA, total dust
     REMANDED PEL: 0.1 mg/m TWA, respirable dust
     OSHA 1989 PEL remanded, but in effect in some states
     OTHER: NIOSH has recommended a permissible exposure limit of 50 micrograms
     respirable free silica per cubic meter of air (0.05 mg/m) averaged
     over a workshift of up to 10 hours per day, 40 hours per week.  NIOSH
     publications, including the NIOSH Criteria Document for Crystalline
     Silica, should be consulted for more detailed information.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

     Percent Volatiles                   21.5
     pH @ 25 C                           9.0
     Specific Gravity                    1.71
     Appearance                          Off white putty
     Autoignition Temperature            Not available
     Boiling Point                       100 deg C
     Vapor Density (Air=1)               < 1
     Vapor Pressure, mm Hg @ 20 C        17.5
     Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1)  < 1
     Upper/Lower Flammable Limits        Not applicable
     Flash Point                         Not applicable
     Freezing Point                      0 deg C
     Odor                                Mild acrylic
     Odor Threshold, ppm                 Not available
     Solubility in Water                 Dispersible
     Coefficient of Water/Oil Distrib.   Not available


10. Stability and Reactivity

     Normally stable as defined in NFPA 704-12(4-3.1).


  • Incompatibilities:
     None known to company.


  • Decomposition products may include:
     Oxides of carbon.


  • Hazardous polymerization:
     Will not occur.


  • Other Hazards:
     None known to company.


11. Toxicological Information

     See Section 3 Hazards Identification information.
     Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3)       546-93-0     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Limestone      1317-65-3     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Chlorite (Mineral Class)      1318-59-8     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Calcite (Ca(CO3))     13397-26-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Titanium Dioxide     13463-67-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Talc     14807-96-6     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available
     Quartz (SiO2)     14808-60-7     
     LC50: Not available
     LD50: Not available


12. Ecological Information

     Not determined.


13. Disposal Considerations

     Dispose of according to local, state/provincial, and federal
     requirements.


14. Transport Information



14.1 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

     The data provided in this section is for information only and may not
     be specific to your package size.  You will need to apply the
     appropriate regulations to properly classify your shipment for
     transportation.
     Non-Regulated.


14.2 Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

     Non-Regulated.


15. Regulatory Information (Selected Regulations)



15.1 U.S. Federal Regulations



  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR1910.1200
     This material presents possible health hazards as determined when
     reviewed according to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and
     Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910.1200 "Hazard Communication"
     Standard.


  • SARA Title III: Section 311/312
     Delayed health hazard


  • SARA Title III Section 313 and 40 CFR Part 372
     This product contains the following toxic chemical(s) subject to the
     reporting requirements of Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund
     Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and Subpart C-Supplier
     Notification Requirement of 40 CFR Part 372.
     None required per SARA TITLE III SECTION 313.


  • TSCA Section 8(b) Inventory
     All reportable chemical substances are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
     We rely on certifications of compliance from our suppliers for
     chemical substances not manufactured by us.


15.2 Canadian Regulations



  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
     This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
     criteria of the Controlled Products Regulation (CPR) and the MSDS
     contains all the information required by the CPR.
          CLASS D, DIV 2A, 2B      


  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
     All reportable chemical substances are listed on the Domestic
     Substances List (DSL) or otherwise comply with CEPA new substance
     notification requirements.


  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
     This product contains the following chemical(s) subject to the
     reporting requirements of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
     (CEPA) subsection 16(1), National Pollutant Release Inventory.
     None required.


16. Other Information



  • User's Responsibility
     The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR 1910.1200 and the Workplace
     Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) require that the information
     contained on these sheets be made available to your workers.  Educate and
     train your workers regarding OSHA and WHMIS precautions.  Instruct your
     workers to handle this product properly.  Consult with appropriate experts
     to guard against hazards associated with use of this product and its
     ingredients.


  • Disclaimer
     SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE PRODUCT OR THE
     MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS THEREOF FOR ANY PURPOSE, except that the product
     shall conform to contracted specifications, and that the product does not
     infringe any valid United States or Canadian patent.  No claim of any kind
     shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of the quantity of
     product in respect of which damages are claimed.  In no event shall Seller
     be liable for incidental or consequential damages, whether Buyer's claim is
     based on contract, breach of warranty, negligence or otherwise.


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