Material Safety Data Sheet
Identity : (As Used on Label and List)
Product name: 15mm “Tru Flare” Signal Cartridge with audible effect;
Trade Name: 15 mm Bearbanger
UN Name: Cartridges, signal;
UN No.: UN0312;
UN Classification Code: 1.4G
Section II – Hazardous ingredients /Identity information
Hazardous components - contain pyrotechnical composition – a mixture of oxidizer and fuel
that will rapidly burn when ignited.
OTHER LIMITS %
Explosive. Dust may be irritant.
Potassium Perchlorate -
Oral Rat: LD50: 2100mg/kg
Powerful oxidizer, highly irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Violent reaction with
(Aluminum & Magnesium), charcoal, sulfur. Absorption can cause methemoglobinemia and
Magnesium powder -
Oral Dog: LD50: 230mg/kg
Heart beat alteration. Though rated as an ingestible poison, most serious hazard is from burns.
Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC -
Hazards, if any, would be associated with non-reacted Vinyl Chloride Monomer
Section III – Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Physical state – solid
Appearance and Odour : A plastic container having aluminium or paper core insert filled
with pyrotechnical mixture.
Specific Gravity,(H20=1): N/A
Solubility in Water: N/A
Section IV – Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
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: Cartridges 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