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Feb. 6th, 2010 | 02:28 pm

I was trying to fix a badly done phone patch job and acquired some of these

According to the instructions, the plastic connector may cause eye and skin irritation and if you poke your eye with it flush your eye with large quantities water.

If you inhale it, "no need for first aid is anticipated". However if you swallow it, don't induce vomiting but do drink two glasses of water.

Somehow I think inhaling a something roughly the size of peanut M&M might require a bit more than first aid.

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from: ext_271249
date: Sep. 30th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)

Hi Diane!

Having worked for a phone company, I'm pretty sure that those connectors are the ones with the anti-corrosion gel inside, and the warnings are for the gel. It can leak, especially if you get a little too enthusiastic when you crimp it. And yeah, it can sting a bit if you get it on your hands and then unthinkingly wipe your eyes (don't ask. . .)

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 30th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)

Huh... That makes a lot more sense now. Thank you for the explanation!

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