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15 mm “Tru Flare” Signal Cartridges,
Signal Flares - red, white, green, comet red, comet silver,
UN Name: Cartridges, signal; UN No.: 0312; UN Classification Code: 1.4G
Date : 04.20.2012

Section I : Manufacturer’s name
“Ballista” Ltd.
Section II – Hazardous ingredients /Identity information
Hazardous components - contain pyrotechnical composition – a mixture of oxidizer and fuel that will rapidly burn when ignited.
Basic Materials:
Black Powder No data No data
Explosive. Dust may be irritant.
Potassium Perchlorate - 10mg/m3 Oral Rat: LD50: 2100mg/kg
CAS# 7778-74-7
Powerful oxidizer, highly irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Violent reaction with (Aluminum & Magnesium), charcoal, sulfur. Absorption can cause methemoglobinemia and kidney injury.
Barium Nitrate - 0.5mg(Ba)m3 Oral Rat: LD50: 355mg/kg
CAS# 10022-31-8
NIOSH: “A poison by ingestion, subcutaneous or pertongal routes”
Strontium Nitrate – 10 mg/m3 Oral Rat: LD50: 2750mg/kg
CAS# 10042-76-9
Magnesium powder - 15mg/m3 Oral Dog: LD50: 230mg/kg
CAS# 7439-95-4
Though rated as an ingestible poison, most serious hazard is from burns.
Aluminium powder - N/A Nuisance Dust
CAS# 7429-90-5
DOT lists aluminium powder as flammable solid
Polyvinyl Chloride , PVC - N/A N/A
CAS# 9002-86-2
Hazards, if any, would be associated with non-reacted Vinyl Chloride Monomer
Section III – Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Physical state – solid

Appearance and Odour : All pyrotechnic composition is contained in 18 mm plastic holes, placed in cardboard casing.

Boiling point: N/A Specific Gravity,(H20=1): N/A

Melting point: N/A Evaporation Rate: N/A

Solubility in Water: N/A
Section IV – Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point:
Pyrotechnical composition, Self Ignition Point approximately 180 C (350 F)

Extinguishing Media: Flood with water, if small number of spilled pieces is involved. Do not use suffocation methods, composition provide its own oxygen.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Devices burn quickly and contain their own oxygen. Clear the surrounding area and get away. Avoid fire extinguishing, if at least one shipping carton is involved.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Each item projects a flaming ball.
Contact with strong acids or bases may cause fire or explosion.

Section V - Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable under normal conditions of handling and storage.

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Long exposure to water may cause deterioration. Devices should not get in any contact with strong acids and alkali bases.

Conditions to Avoid : Heat and Open Flame, Other Sources of Ignition.

Hazardous Decomposition Products( Byproducts): Smoke, oxides of barium, nitrogen, sulfur, aluminum, magnesium, strontium, hydrogen monoxide.

Hazardous Polymerization : Will not occur.

Section VI – Health Hazard Data
Route(s) of entry : Inhalation Skin Ingestion
Combustion gases, if ignited only No No
Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic): Exposure to finished product does not pose any health hazard. Thermal burn hazard from accidental ignition is more significant.
Carcinogenicity : Non
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Prolonged exposure to smoke, generated during shooting of cartridges, may cause irritation of eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory problems.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Persons with pre-existing respiratory problems should avoid inhalation of smoke. Inhalation of combustion gases may result in an asthma syndrome.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Move to fresh air. Call MD if necessary.

Section VI – Precautions for Safe Handling and Storage
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: No smoking, open flames or sparking in vicinity of broken or spilled items. Sweep up carefully spilled items into cardboard container. Do not use vacuum cleaner.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose by burning in compliance with Local Regulations and Laws.
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Avoid near sources of high temperature, smoking or open flames. Avoid contact with strong acids and alkali bases. Keep shipping cartons cool and dry. Store in dry area, below 71 C (160 F).
Other Precautions: No chemical components are released during normal handling and storage. No health hazards are observed during normal handling.

Section VIII – Control Measures

Respiratory Protection: None required
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: N/A
Mechanical (General): N/A Special: N/A
Protective Gloves: Non Required
Eye Protection: Non Required
Other Protective Clothing and Equipment: N/A
Work/Hygienic Practices: No smoking in vicinity of items. Avoid exposure to open flame.

Section IX - Shipping Data

UN Name: Cartridges, signal, UN Class: 1.4G; C9ompatibility group: G;
Packing group: II; Packing instructions: 135; Label: 1.4G;

Information supplied by: Dipl. eng. Ganco Ganev
Expert in Pyrotechnics /signature/

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