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Electrochem Battery Division
Wilson Greatbatch Ltd.
10,000 Wehrle Drive
Clarence, New York 14031 USA
Tel 716-759-5384 Fax 716-759-2562
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Section 1 – IDENTIFICATION
LITHIUM SULFURYL CHLORIDE
CELLS AND BATTERIES
Hermetically-Sealed Lithium Sulfuryl Chloride Cells & Batteries
All Electrochem CSC & PMX Cells and Batteries
Section 2 – COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
ACGIH: 1.5 mg/m3 TLV/TWA
ACGIH: 3.5 mg/m3 TLV/TWA
Section 3 – HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
**DANGER** INTERNAL CONTENTS ARE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. LEAKING FLUID IS CORROSIVE.
BATTERY MAY BE EXPLOSIVE AT HIGHER TEMPERATURES.
Do not expose to temperatures above the maximum rated temperature as specified by the manufacturer due to leak hazard.
If cell or battery leaks or vents
Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation
Carcinogenicity: Not listed by NTP, IARC, or regulated by OSHA.
Acute – Vapors are very irritating to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Inhalation of thionyl chloride
may result in pulmonary edema.
Chronic – Overexposure can cause symptoms of non-fibrotic lung injury
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Eye and mucous membrane irritation.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Asthma, other respiratory disorders, skin allergies, and eczema.
Section 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Contact: Flush with running water for at least 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart. Seek immediate medical attention. Contact
results in acidic burns.
Skin Contact: Rinse with large amounts of running water. Avoid hot water and rubbing skin. If burns develop, seek medical
attention. Contact results in acidic burns.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. May
result in pulmonary edema.