Frequently Asked Questions
QWHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FORMULAS?
OC Pepper: Oleoresin capsicum is a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. OC Pepper causes an intense burning sensation to the skin, eyes and throat upon contact. MaceÂ® Brand defense sprays are available in different strengths to satisfy virtually every requirement.
UV Dye: The majority of MaceÂ® Brand Defense Sprays include a UV Dye. This is an invisible marking dye which may help police identify you attacker using an ultraviolet light to show that the individual has in fact been sprayed by pepper spray.
QWHAT IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SPRAY YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE?
In case of accidental exposure to the contents of your pepper spray, follow these first aid instructions: Remove contact lenses and contaminated clothing immediately.
Flush contaminated area with large quantities of cool water or a diluted baking soda solution. 3) Expose the area to fresh air as soon as possible. Do not apply salves, creams, oils or lotions as they can trap the irritant agent against the skin and result in blisters or burns. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Contaminated clothing should be washed or dry-cleaned, as appropriate, prior to re-use to prevent skin injury. Caution: failure to follow these instructions may result in first or second degree burns, severe skin irritation, depigmentation or other skin injury.
QWHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO STORE PEPPER SPRAY?
Store your Pepper Spray in cool dry area away from heat, flame or strong light. Do not store it in an environment where the temperature may exceed 120 degrees F (50 degrees C) such as an enclosed vehicle. The Pepper Spray cartridge may leak from over pressurization and fail to function properly. Do not store unit in a cold environment under 32 degrees F (0 degrees C). This may cause depressurization and the loss of effective range.
QCAN I USE THE PEPPER SPRAY AFTER IT’S EXPIRED?
MaceÂ® Brand Defense Sprays have a shelf life of four years from the date of manufacture and each MaceÂ® Brand unit is labeled with an expiration date. An expired unit will not have the amount of pressurization needed to spray properly. Expired units should be disposed of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. We recommend purchasing a new unit every two to three years to make sure you are always safe!
QWHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACE AND PEPPER SPRAY?
MaceÂ® is actually a brand of pepper spray. MaceÂ® Brand pepper spray is created with OC, Oleoresin capsicum. Itâ€™s a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. The second biggest ingredient is triple filtered water! MaceÂ® Brand has a variety of safety products that include defense sprays, surveillance products and more!
QWHAT ARE THE EFFECTS & DURATIONS OF PEPPER SPRAY?
Upon direct contact with eyes, respiratory system and mucous membranes, the active ingredients in the pepper spray will cause eyes to slam shut, coughing, and an intense burning sensation to the skin. Effects will last up to 45 minutes to and hour.
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