MSDS - AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

Date of issue: 16 July 2004

1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT/ COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

-Product name: African Black Soap
-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 ON INGREDIENTS
-General Description: Liquid soap, Shampoo concentrate

-Chemical description: Surfactant
-Substance presenting health hazard: None
-Ingredients:
Saponified 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 irritation.

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 MEASURES
-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 MEASURES
-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 glass.
-Non-suitable packaging materials: Direct contact with iron, bronze or copper.

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 use.
-Eye protection: Usage of safety glasses/ goggles is recommended.
-Skin protection: No special measures at normal room temperature and recommended use.

9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
-Appearance
*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: 8-9

10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
-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
-Ecotoxicity: 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 authorities.

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.
-R-phrases: None
-S-phrases: 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.