|Date of issue: 16 July
1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT/
-Product name: African
-Trade name: African Black Soap
-Producer: Agbanga Karite BP 548 Sokode, Togo or PO Box 11143, Olympia,
WA 98508 Tel: 001-1-800-664-8005 Fax: 001-360-252-8999
2 - COMPOSITION/INFORMATION
-General Description: Liquid soap, Shampoo concentrate
-Chemical description: Surfactant
-Substance presenting health hazard: None
Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii or Vitellaria paradoxa)
and Virgin palm kernel oil
3 - HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
-Environmental Hazards: None expected if handled and used properly.
-Human Health Hazards: None expected if handled and used properly.
4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
Effects and symptoms:
-Ingestion: No effect if ingested in small amounts. Relative to other
materials a single dose of this product is rarely toxic by ingestion.
Numbness of the mouth and/or irritation of the stomach can develop following
ingestion. -Inhalation: None known.
-Skin contact: Slight redness may develop on hands and forearms if individual
has a history of dermal allergic reaction. Dermatitis and skin sensitization
can develop after repeated and/or prolonged contact with human skin. -Skin
absorption: Systemically toxic concentrations will probably not be absorbed
through the skin in humans. -Eye contact: This material may cause eye
First Aid Measures:
-Ingestion: Drink water or milk to dilute. Induce vomiting only if advised
by physician or poison control center. Call poison control center.
-Inhalation: No vapors appear at normal working temperature.
-Skin contact: If irritation occurs remove contaminated clothing and footwear.
Wash material off the skin with plenty of soap and water. Wash clothing
and footwear before reuse.
-Eye contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
If irritation persists have eyes examined and treated by medical personnel.
5 - FIRE FIGHTING
-Suitable Extinguishing Media: Dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide, water
-Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Non known
-Protection of Firefighters: Wear self contained breathing apparatus and
other protective clothing.
6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
-Personal Precautions: Watch out for slippery conditions when spillage.
Avoid contact with eyes.
-Environmental Precautions: Keep away from drains and ground water.
-Methods of Cleaning Up: Where possible flush down drain to waste treatment
sewer; otherwise on small spills, use chemical absorbent and sweep up.
For large spills, contain and collect.
7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE
-Handling: Handle with care and avoid spillage on the floor ( slippage).
-Measures for safety handling: Consider normal working hygiene.
-Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Keep away from heat and direct light.
-Suitable packing materials: Coated steel drums, plastic containers, dark
-Non-suitable packaging materials: Direct contact with iron, bronze or
8 - EXPOSURE CONTROL
/ PERSONAL PROTECTION
-Further measures to the design of technical equipment: No special measures
-Respiratory protection: No special measures at normal room temperature
and indicated use.
-Hand protection: No special measures at normal room temperature and recommended
-Eye protection: Usage of safety glasses/ goggles is recommended.
-Skin protection: No special measures at normal room temperature and recommended
9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL
*Form: Solid at 20 °C or liquid at 20 °C (liquid form) . *Color:
Dark brown, mottled *Smell: Characteristic or Spice
-Information related to safety *Melting point: NA. *Boiling Point: NA
*Cloud Point: NA *Flash Point: >200 °C *Ignition Temperature: NA
*Autoinflammability: Not possible *Explosive properties: Not explosive
*Limits of flammability: NA *Vapor pressure: eqivalent to water (liquid
form) *Density at 20°C: eqivalent to water (liquid form) *pH -value:
10 - STABILITY AND
-Conditions to avoid: direct heat and light
-Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents
-Hazardous decomposition products: Only through thermal decomposition
products: H2O and CO2
11 - TOXICOLOGICAL
INFORMATION The product is considered non-toxic
.-Acute Toxicity: *Oral ( LD 50): Not tested on animals *Inhalation (
LC 50): Not to be expected *Skin irritation: No skin irritation. *Eye
irritation: Slightly irritant. *Sensitation: NA *Chronic Toxicity: Not
to be expected
12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
-Elimination ( persistency and degradability): Readily biodegradable
-Bioaccumulative potential: NA
-According to the chemical composition, does not contain heavy metals
and substances classified as dangerous for the environment
13 - DISPOSITIAL CONSIDERATIONS
-Product: Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. This material
is not considered Hazardous Waste.
-Contaminated packaging: Suitable waste-disposal site approved by local
14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
This product is not a hazardous material.
15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
- According to our information this product is not dangerous material.
-Symbols and phrases according to health hazards : None.
-Dangerous substances to label: None.
16 - OTHER INFORMATION
-This information is given in good faith and based on our current knowledge
of the product. The above information does not claim characteristics of
the product in term of legal claims of performance / guarantee. This information
only describes safety measures and no liability may arise from the use
or application of the product described herein.