Material Safety Data Sheet for O2 Sensors


SECTION 1 - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Oxygen Sensor

Other Names: Electrochemical Oxygen Sensors, FiO2 cells, Galvanic Fuel Cells

Manufacturer: Sensoronics, Inc.

Address: 4810 Pt Fosdick Dr. NW Suite 70 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: (877) 677-0816

Fax: (877) 677-0136

Email: sales@sensoronics.com

SECTION 2 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS AND COMPOSITION

Material or Component: Lead (Pb) - Anode

C.A.S. #: 7439-92-1

Quantity: 5-20 grams

OSHA PEL: 0.05 mg/m3

ACGIH: 0.15 mg/m3

Material or Component: Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) - Electrolyte

C.A.S. #: 1310-58-3

Quantity: 1.5 ml (10% potassium hydroxide in water)

OSHA PEL: 2mg/m3(cell)

ACGIH: 2mg/m3(cell)

SECTION 3 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Routes of Entry:

Inhalation: Unlikely.

Ingestion: Can be fatal if swallowed.

Skin: Skin contact can cause severe chemical burns.

Eyes: Eye contact can cause severe eye damage.

Acute Effects: The electrolyte (potassium hydroxide) is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. It is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes, stomach, mouth, upper respiratory tract, eyes, and skin.

Chronic Effects: Prolonged exposure with the electrolyte (potassium hydroxide) is destructive to tissue. Chronic exposure to lead can cause blood diseases and cause damage to the kidneys and liver, damage to the reproductive systems and decrease in fertility in men and women, and damage to the fetus of a pregnant woman. Chronic exposure from the lead contained in this product is extremely unlikely.

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Contact of electrolyte (potassium hydroxide) with skin or eyes will cause a burning sensation and/or feel soapy or slippery to touch. Other symptoms of exposure to lead include loss of sleep, loss of appetite, metallic taste, and fatigue. For additional exposure information refer to 29 CFR 1910.1025, Appendix A – Substance Data Sheet for Occupational Exposure to Lead.

Carcinogenicity: Lead is classified by the IARC as a class 2B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans).

OSHA: If airborne lead exposures exceed the OSHA action level, refer to OSHA Lead Standard 1910.1025.

NTP: N/A

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Lead exposure can aggravate blood diseases and blood-forming organs such as hypertension, kidneys, nervous and possibly reproductive systems. Those pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems may be more susceptible to the effects of the electrolyte (potassium hydroxide).

SECTION 4 - EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Inhalation: Relocate to fresh air and get medical attention immediately.

Skin and Eyes: Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes and remove all contaminated clothing. Get medical attention immediately.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth and drink large amounts of water. DO NOT induce vomiting and get medical attention immediately.

SECTION 5 - FIRE HAZARD DATA

Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.

Special Fire Fighting Equipment: Wear NIOSH/OSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Fire Protection Classification: B1 (DIN 4102)

SECTION 6 - CLEANUP PROCEDURES

Use a fresh paper towel to wipe down the area several times. Contaminated paper towels are considered hazardous waste.

SECTION 7 - SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Note: The lead anode and potassium hydroxide electrolyte are sealed and under normal circumstances do not present a health hazard. These guidelines are given in the event that an oxygen sensor leaks electrolyte.

Protective Measures During Cell Replacement: Before installing a new oxygen sensor, inspect the polyethylene bag for electrolyte leakage. If the sensor cell leaks, do not open the bag. If there is liquid around the cell while in the instrument, wear eye and hand protection.

SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Eye Protection: Chemical splash goggles.

Skin Protection: Rubber or Latex gloves. Gloves must be resistant to corrosive materials. Do not use cotton or leather gloves.

Other Protective Clothing: Face shield, Apron.

SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Material or Component: Lead (Pb) - Anode

Boiling Point (°C): 1744

Specific Gravity: 11.34

Vapor Pressure: N/A

Melting Point (°C): 328

Evaporation Rate: N/A

Density: N/A

Solubility in Water: Insoluble

Odor/Appearance/Physical State: Odorless, solid, silver-gray

Material or Component: Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) - Electrolyte

Boiling Point (°C): 1320

Specific Gravity: 2.04

Vapor Pressure: N/A

Melting Point (°C): 360

Evaporation Rate: N/A

Density: N/A

Solubility in Water: Complete

Odor/Appearance/Physical State: Odorless, crystals, white or slightly yellow (When combined with H2O - odorless, clear liquid)

SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable under normal circumstances.

Incompatible materials: Aluminum, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, organic materials, copper, magnesium. Avoid contact with acids and hydrogen peroxide > 52%.

Hazardous Decomposition: Toxic fumes.

Reactivity: Hazardous Polymerization will not occur.

SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2730 mg/kg (rat) (Calculated value for the Potassium hydroxide solution).

Mutagenicity: Lead tested positive as a mutagen in the Ames test.

SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: The LC50 of lead for the Daphnia magna is 3.6 mg/l, and 5.1 mg/l for the Daphnia pulex.

Environmental Fate: Lead is bioaccumulative in most aquatic life and mammals. It is highly mobile as lead dust or fume, yet forms complexes with organic material which limits its mobility.

SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State and Local environmental control regulations. If discarded in its purchased form, this product is hazardous by its characteristics of toxicity and corrosivity under RCRA.

EPA Waste Number: D008, D002.

DOT Information: Corrosive liquid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s. (lead, potassium hydroxide), 8, UN 3266, II. Must follow all State and Local regulations.

SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT: Regulated. Refer to Small Quantity Exceptions: 49 CFR 173.4. Contains Potassium Hydroxide, Solution, UN1814, Hazard Class 8.

IATA: Regulated. Refer to IATA Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities, Sec. 2.7.

SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

US Federal Regulations:

OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Haz Com Std. 29 CFR 1910.1200.

SARA TITLE III

Sec 302 (40 CFR Part 355): Not applicable as to “chemical name”: CAS #, %, TPQ lbs, RQ.

Sec 311 & 312: Lead: Acute/Chronic Health Hazard: Yes. Fire/Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard, Reactivity: No.

Sec 313 (40 CFR Part 372): This product contains the following toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313, of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372. Lead: CAS # 7439-92-1, Content 5 – 13 gms.

TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act):Components of this product are listed on the TSCA inventory.

CERCLA Section 102(A) (40 CFR Part 302) Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities Lead: CAS # 7439-92-1, Content 10 lbs.

State Regulations:

California Proposition 65: WARNING: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Massachusetts: Potassium Hydroxide is a listed chemical.

Pennsylvania: Potassium Hydroxide is a listed chemical.

SECTION 16 – DISCLAIMER

All chemicals may pose unknown hazards and should be used with caution. While the information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is believed to be correct and is offered for your investigation, Sensoronics, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein.