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Material Safety Data Sheet Identity : (As Used on Label and List)
Product name: 12 Gauge “Tru Flare” Signal Cartridge with audible effect;
Trade Name: 12 Gauge Bearbanger
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.

Magnesium powder - 15mg/m3 Oral Dog: LD50: 230mg/kg
CAS# 7439-95-4
Heart beat alteration. Though rated as an ingestible poison, most serious hazard is from burns.

Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC - 1ppm 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 : A 70mm labelled shotgun shell, containing aluminium or paper core filled with pyrotechnical mixture.

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: Shells initiate quickly and contain their own oxygen. Clear the surrounding area and get away. Avoid fire extinguishing, if at least one shipping carton is involved. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus when cartridges are involved in fire.

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 nitrogen, sulfur, magnesium, hydrogen monoxide.

Hazardous Polymerization : Will not occur.

Section VI – Health Hazard Data
Threshold Limit Value: None Established
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; Compatibility 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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