DEN-CO-FUME CARBON MONOXIDE FUMIGANT CARTRIDGE

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
CHARCOAL - ACTIVATED; SODIUM NITRATE
Available from:
Animal Control Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd
INN (International Name):
sodium nitrate(65%)+charcoal - activated(35%)
Pharmaceutical form:
CARTRIDGE
Composition:
CHARCOAL - ACTIVATED FILLER Active 35.0 %; SODIUM NITRATE MINERAL-SODIUM Active 65.0 %
Units in package:
#10x240g; #Cartridge; *3x240g; *Cartridge; 240g
Class:
A - Agricultural
Therapeutic group:
FOX DEN | FOX HOLE | NATAL DEN
Therapeutic area:
VERTEBRATE POISON
Therapeutic indications:
FOX
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: WHP: N/A; Host/pest details: FOX DEN: [FOX]; Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: FOX DEN: [FOX]; For the control of foxes in natal dens.Do not use in dens which have evidence of occupancy by non-target animals, or which have no evidence of occupation by foxes. Do not use this cartridge where there is an unacceptable fire risk.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
48242
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Safety Data Sheet: DEN-CO-FUME®

Date of Issue: 04 August 2016

© Animal Control Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd

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IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product Name:

DEN-CO-FUME®

Recommended use of the

chemical and restrictions

on use:

For the control of foxes.

For the control of foxes in natal dens

DO NOT use in dens which have evidence of occupancy of non-target animals or

that lack evidence of occupancy of foxes.

DO NOT use where there is a risk of igniting any combustible materials, including

grass, haystacks or buildings.

DO NOT use where there is a risk of direct exposure to any animal to the

combusting products (flame).

Supplier:

Animal Control Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd

ABN:

25 137 868 449

Street Address:

46-50 Freight Drive Somerton Vic 3062, Australia

Telephone No:

+61 3 9308 9688 (Monday to Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. EST)

Fax:

+ 61 3 9308 9622

Email:

enquiries@animalcontrol.com.au

Emergency Telephone:

Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 (24 hours)

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the

cartridge:

Classified as Dangerous Goods according to the Australian Code for the Transport

of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. (7th edition).

This material is hazardous according to Safe Work Australia; HAZARDOUS

SUBSTANCE.

Classification of the substance or mixture:

Explosive - Division 1.4

Eye Irritation - Category 2

SIGNAL WORD:

WARNING

Hazard Statement(s):

H204 - Fire or projection hazard

H319 – Causes serious eye irritation

Precautionary Statement(s):

Prevention:

P210 - Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.

P250 - Do not subject to grinding/shock/sharp blow/friction (

when not in use

P264 – Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

P280 - Wear eye/face protection.

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Response:

P370+P380 - In case of fire: Evacuate area

P372 - Explosion risk in case of fire.

P373 - DO NOT fight fire when fire reaches explosives.

P374 – Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance.

P305+351+338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.

Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P337+313 – If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

Storage:

P401 – Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well ventilated area

out of direct sunlight in accordance local/regional/national/international

Regulations. Keep away from sources of ignition and heat.

Disposal:

P501 - Dispose of container by soaking in water, crush and dispose of in approved

landfill or bury below 0.5 metres of loose soil, in accordance with

local/regional/national/international Regulations.

COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Components

CAS Number

Proportion (w/w)

Sodium Nitrate

7631-99-4

Other components are not considered hazardous in this formulation and therefore are not required to be

disclosed according to the WHS Regulations.

FIRST AID MEASURES

Upon ignition, cartridges produce smoke containing high quantities (>50%) the toxic gas, carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous, odourless and tasteless gas. Fumes may be harmful if inhaled. Inhalation

overexposure can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness, unconsciousness and death.

Inhalation:

If headache or drowsiness occurs transfer victim from contaminated area to fresh air and

give oxygen if available. If unconscious, give artificial respiration and get to a hospital or

doctor quickly.

Skin Contact:

If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap

and water. Take care to thoroughly cleanse area including fingernails and scalp (if

applicable).

Eye Contact:

Flush thoroughly with copious amounts of running water. Remove contact lenses, if

present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical

advice/attention.

Ingestion:

If poisoning occurs seek medical attention.

First Aid Facilities:

Eyewash and normal washroom facilities.

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:

Speed in treatment is essential. If poisoning occurs with carbon monoxide occurs, immediately move person to

fresh air, IF SAFE TO DO SO. Contact a doctor of Poisons Information Centre, phone 131126.

Safety Data Sheet: DEN-CO-FUME®

Date of Issue: 04 August 2016

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FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable Extinguishing Media:

Extinguish by covering with water, foam, dry chemical or soil to cool and

exclude air.

Hazchem Code:

Specific hazards arising from

the substance or mixture:

Designed to burn once ignited, producing a flame and burning vigorously,

though cartridges are unlikely to explode.

Hazards from combustion include carbon monoxide gas.

Special protective equipment

and precautions for fire-

fighters:

On burning will emit toxic carbon monoxide gas. Wear self-contained

breathing apparatus when operating in confined spaces.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Emergency procedures/

Environmental precautions:

Shut off all possible sources of ignition is safe to do so. Clear area of all

unprotected personnel. If contamination of sewers or waterways has occurred

advise local emergency services.

Personal precautions/

Protective equipment:

Avoid accidents, clean up immediately. Wear protective equipment to prevent

skin and eye contact and inhalation of carbon monoxide gas. Work up wind or

increase ventilation.

Methods and materials for

containment and cleaning

Contain - prevent run off into drains and waterways. Collect the spilled cartridge

contents. Soak the empty cartridge in water, crush and dispose of in approved

landfill or bury below 0.5 metres in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for

this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Wash any

contaminated areas with soapy water and bury rinsate from washed areas.

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe

handling:

The fuse can be ignited by a sharp blow or friction, thus storage and handling

should protect against contact with ignition causing factors. Keep fire away and do

not allow smoking in the presence of the fuse. DO NOT cut or tamper with the

fuse. Transport and store upright. Keep out of reach of children. Do not eat, drink

or smoke in contaminated areas. Always remove contaminated clothing and wash

hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated

clothing and other protective equipment before storage or re-use.

Conditions for safe storage,

including any

incompatibilities:

Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well ventilated area out of

direct sunlight. Store away from sources of heat or ignition. Store away from

foodstuffs. Store away from incompatible materials described in Section 10.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Control Parameters:

No value assigned for this specific material by Safe Work Australia. However, there

are exposure standards for the carbon monoxide gas produced.

The Exposure Standard for Carbon Monoxide:

TWA = 30 ppm; 34 mg/m

STEL 15 min exposure = 200ppm, never exceeding 400ppm.

As published by Safe Work Australia Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne

Contaminants.

Appropriate engineering

controls:

Use only in a well ventilated area outdoors and do not breathe smoke generated

by the cartridge on combustion. Cartridges should only be ignited either once

inside a fox den, or once inside a fumigator combustion chamber designed for this

purpose. DO NOT handle cartridges once ignited as residues are extremely hot.

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Individual protection measures, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

The selection of PPE is dependent on a detailed risk assessment. The risk assessment should consider the work

situation, the physical form of the chemical, the handling methods, and environmental factors.

Observe good standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Always wash hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using

the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storage or re-use.

Respiratory Protection:

Respiratory protective equipment is not necessary when fumigation is conducted

in the open air however if ventilation is not adequate then a respirator meeting

the requirements of AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716. It is essential to have

adequate fresh air available to operators during use of cartridges.

Eye and Face protection:

Wear protective glasses. Face protection is not needed under normal and

intended conditions of product use. However if protection is required consult

AS/NZS 1336 and AS/NZS 1337 for further information.

Skin Protection:

Keep hands well away from ignited cartridge or fuse.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical state:

Cardboard tube filled with approximately 240g of grey coloured, hard

–compacted granular material and fitted with cardboard end caps. A

fuse, 50cm long, is inserted in one end of the cartridge.

Colour:

Not applicable.

Odour:

Practically odourless.

Vapour pressure:

Not applicable

Vapour density:

Not applicable.

Melting Point/Freezing Point:

Not applicable.

Boiling Point/range:

Not applicable.

Flammability:

Combustible and burn with high energy for about 3 minutes.

Flashpoint:

No information available

Solubility:

Negligible

Auto-ignition Temperature:

No information available

Decomposition Temperature:

No information available

Viscosity:

Not applicable

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity:

Non-reactive under normal conditions. However upon ignition will

product toxic carbon monoxide gas.

Chemical stability:

Stable under normal ambient and anticipated dry storage and

handling conditions of temperature and pressure.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:

Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will

not occur. However upon ignition will product toxic carbon monoxide

gas.

Conditions to avoid:

Heat, sources of ignition, and open flame.

Incompatible materials:

Oxidising agents.

Hazardous decomposition products:

Carbon monoxide.

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Date of Issue: 04 August 2016

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TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute toxicity:

Contents of un-combusted cartridge has very low acute oral toxicity (LD50 > 3,000

mg/kg body weight in rats).

Burns and exposure to carbon monoxide gas are the potential health hazards.

Carbon monoxide gas is very toxic.

The absorption and resulting symptoms are

dependent on the concentration of carbon monoxide in the inspired air, the time

of exposure and the state of activity of the person exposed. Effects may be rapid if

exposed to high concentrations of carbon monoxide. Concentrations over 1,000

ppm (1%) cause unconsciousness, respiratory failure and death. Exposure to

carbon monoxide will cause conversion of haemoglobin to carboxyhaemoglobin

which is less able to carry oxygen to tissues.

Ingestion:

Available information indicates that it is not considered a risk from oral exposures.

Inhalation:

Available information indicates that it is not considered an inhalation risk for the

un-combusted cartridge. However, this product is designed to produce carbon

monoxide once ignited. Exposure to the product once ignited in a confined space

may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Skin:

Un-combusted cartridge is not considered a skin irritant however as a general

precaution PVC or nitrile rubber gloves may be worn as a general precaution.

Always check with the glove manufacturer or your personal protective equipment

supplier regarding the correct type of glove to use. Consult AS/NZS 2161 for

further information.

Eye:

Causes serious eye irritation.

Wear eye/face protection. Wash hands thoroughly

after handling

Respiratory or skin

sensitisation:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not considered

a skin sensitiser and not expected to be a respiratory sensitiser.

Germ cell mutagenicity:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not suspected

of causing genetic defects.

Carcinogenicity:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not considered

to be a carcinogenic.

Reproductive toxicity:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not considered

to be toxic to reproduction.

STOT-single exposure:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not expected to

cause toxicity to a specific target organ.

STOT-repeated exposure:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not expected to

cause toxicity to a specific target organ.

Aspiration hazard:

Available information indicates that the un-combusted cartridge is not expected to

be an aspiration hazard.

Chronic effects:

Severe anoxia from sub-lethal carbon monoxide absorption may cause central

nervous damage. Carbon monoxide does not accumulate in the body between

episodes of acute exposure.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity:

No information available.

Persistence/degradability:

The product is biologically degradable and will not accumulate in soil or water.

Bioaccumulative potential:

There is no risk of accumulation or secondary poisoning from a carbon monoxide

affected fox carcass.

Mobility in Soil:

Carbon monoxide is not readily absorbed by soil.

Safety Data Sheet: DEN-CO-FUME®

Date of Issue: 04 August 2016

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DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal methods:

Refer to Waste Management Authority. Dispose of the used container in

accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations. Soak the used

container in water, crush and dispose of in approved landfill or bury below 0.5

metres of loose soil in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose

clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Road and Rail

Transport:

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG

Code) for transport by Road and Rail; DANGEROUS GOODS

UN Number:

0431

Proper Shipping Name or Technical Name:

ARTICLES, PYROTECHNIC for technical purposes

Transport Hazard Class:

1.4G

Packaging Group:

Not assigned.

Hazchem Code:

Marine

Transport:

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods

Code (IMDG Code) for transport by sea; DANGEROUS GOODS.

UN Number:

0431

Proper Shipping Name or Technical Name:

ARTICLES, PYROTECHNIC for technical purposes

Transport Hazard Class:

1.4G

Packaging Group:

Not assigned.

IMDG EMS Fire:

F - B

IMDG EMS Spill:

S - X

Air Transport:

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Air Transport Association

(IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations for transport by air; DANGEROUS GOODS.

UN Number:

0431

Proper Shipping Name or Technical Name:

ARTICLES, PYROTECHNIC for technical purposes

Transport Hazard Class:

1.4G

Packaging Group:

Not assigned.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

Poison Schedule (SUSMP):

Not allocated

APVMA Approval No.:

48242

AICS:

All the constituents of this material are either listed on the Australian Inventory of

Chemical Substances (AICS), not required due to the nature of the chemical, or

have been assessed under the National Industrial Chemicals (Notification and

Assessment) Act 1989 as amended.

Safety Data Sheet: DEN-CO-FUME®

Date of Issue: 04 August 2016

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OTHER INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION:

None

ISSUE NUMBER:

ISSUE DATE:

04 August 2016

In any event, the review and, if necessary, the re-issue of an SDS shall be no longer than 5 years after the last date

of issue.

Reason(s) for Issue:

Second Issue.

Revised Primary SDS and updated to GHS requirements.

LITERARY REFERENCE:

ADG Code - Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and

Rail (7th edition)

AICS - Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

APVMA – Agricultural Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Australia

GHS - Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (3

revised edition) 2009

IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer

Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice

(December 2016)

STEL - Short term exposure limit means the average airborne concentration of a

substance calculated over a 15 minute period. The STEL should not be exceeded at

any time during a normal eight hour working day

SUSMP - Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines & Poisons

SWA - Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC

TGA – Therapeutic Goods Australia

TWA - 8-hour Time-weighted average means the average airborne concentration

of a particular substance when calculated over an eight-hour working day, for a

five-day working week.

WHS – Workplace Health and Safety

The physical values and properties described in this SDS are typical values based on scientific literature and material produced to date, and

are believed to be reliable. Animal Control Technologies provides no warranties, either expressed or implied and assumes no

responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the data contained herein. The information is supplied upon the condition that the

persons receiving information will make their own determination as to the suitability for their purposes prior to use of this product. Due

care should be taken to ensure that the use of this product and its disposal is in compliance with all relevant Federal, State and Local

Government regulations.

End of SDS

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