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Symbol of a flame in red diamond-shape warning borderThis is the symbol that will appear on chemicals that are flammable. Depending on the properties of the chemical(s) and the pesticide product, the flame can mean:

 


This chart summarizes the hazard criteria for the category(s) in each class for the flame pictogram to appear on a pesticide product label. It also lists the corresponding hazard statement and signal word that will accompany the pictogram. This information is forillustrative purposes only; please consult the official GHS text Exit EPA disclaimer for complete information.

Hazard Class/ Category

Criteria

Hazard Communication Elements

Flammable gases

Category
1

Gases and gas mixtures, which at 20 °C and a
standard pressure of 101.3 kPa:

(a) are ignitable when in a mixture of 13% or less by volume in air; or

(b) have a flammable range with air of at least 12 percentage points regardless of the lower flammable limit.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statement

Extremely flammable gas

Flammable aerosols

Category
1

On the basis of its components, of its chemical heat of combustion and, if applicable, of the results of the foam test, for foam aerosols, and of the ignition distance test and enclosed space test, for spray aerosols (see decision logic in 2.3.4.1 of Chapter 2.3). Exit EPA disclaimer

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statement

Extremely flammable aerosol

Flammable aerosols

Category
2

 

On the basis of its components, of its chemical heat of combustion and, if applicable, of the results of the foam test, for foam aerosols, and of the ignition distance test and enclosed space test, for spray aerosols (see decision logic in 2.3.4.1 of Chapter 2.3). Exit EPA disclaimer

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statement

Flammable aerosol

 

Flammable liquids

Category
1

Flash point < 23 °C and initial boiling point ≤ 35 °C.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statement

Extremely flammable liquid and vapour

Flammable liquids

Category
2

Flash point < 23 °C and initial boiling point >35 °C.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statement

Highly flammable liquid and vapour

Flammable liquids

Category
3

Flash point ≥ 23 °C and ≤ 60 °C.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statement

Flammable liquid and vapour

Flammable solids

Category
1

Burning rate test:

Substances and mixtures other than metal powders:

- wetted zone does not stop fire and<
- burning time < 45 seconds or burning rate > 2.2 mm/s

Metal powders:

- burning time ≤ 5 minutes.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statement

Flammable solid

Flammable solids

Category
2

 

Burning rate test:

Substances and mixtures other than metal powders:

- wetted zone stops the fire for at least 4 minutes and
- burning time < 45 seconds or burning rate > 2.2 mm/second

Metal powders:

- burning time > 5 minutes and ≤ 10 minutes.

Symbol

Symbol of a flame that will appear on chemicals that are flammable

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statement

Flammable solid

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