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Consumer Product Symbols

Symbol Hazards Signal Words
Explosive

Explosive
Container can explode if heated or punctured - flying pieces of metal or plastic can cause serious injuries, especially to the eyes.
Caution Explosive
CAUTION EXPLOSIVE

Danger Explosive
DANGER EXPLOSIVE

Extreme Danger Explosive
EXTREME DANGER EXPLOSIVE
Corrosive
Corrosive
Product can burn skin and eyes – harmful if breathed.
Caution Corrosive
CAUTION CORROSIVE

Danger Corrosive
DANGER CORROSIVE

Extreme Danger Corrosive
EXTREME DANGER CORROSIVE
Flammable

Flammable
Product, or its vapour, can catch fire very easily.
Caution Flammable
CAUTION FLAMMABLE

Danger Flammable
DANGER FLAMMABLE

Extreme Danger Flammable
EXTREME DANGER FLAMMABLE
Poison

Poison
Product can cause illness or death if licked, eaten or breathed in.
Caution Poison
CAUTION POISON

Danger Poison
DANGER POISON

Extreme Danger Poison
EXTREME DANGER POISON