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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
1. Product and Company Identification
LABEL IDENTIFIER: Oxygen–Generating Canister
PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: P/N 92908 Canister, Navy Oxygen Breathing Apparatus, Type ll Quick Starting
P/N 95710 Canister, One Hour Oxygen Breathing Apparatus, Chemox®, Quick Starting
P/N 10012477 Canister, One Hour Quick Starting with One Candle for MSA Canada
P/N 10065537 Canister, Chemox® International
This device is an oxygen generating escape breathing apparatus containing
potassium superoxide and a chlorate candle for ignition.
COMPANY IDENTIFICATION: MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES
P.O. Box 439
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1-800-MSA-2222 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm, local US time )
EMERGENCY: 1-800-255-3924 (CHEM-TEL, INC.)
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
Canister Body Contents: Approx. 1100 grams
Potassium superoxide (CAS 12030-88-5)
Oxygen Candle (In lower part of canister): 50 grams
Sodium chlorate (CAS 7775-09-9)
Barium peroxide (CAS 1304-29-6)
Flash Powder (CAS 7778-74-7)
OSHA REGULATORY STATUS: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
3. Hazards Identification
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Canister is kidney shaped, approximately 8.72 inches high, 6.88 inches wide and 2.75
inches thick, weighing about 4.5 pounds with no odor. Material in canister is a strong oxidizer, contact with
combustible material may cause fire. Material reacts vigorously with water generating heat, oxygen and corrosive
solution. Material causes eye and possible skin burns.
KO2: Strong water reactive oxidizer, reacts violently with water generating oxygen heat and caustic potassium
hydroxide solution. Some organics (such as ethyl alcohol) will spontaneously combust on contact with KO2.
Candle: oxidizer; candle primer assembly is supplemented with flas