Never expose canister/s to direct sun light or temperatures above 45 degrees. Never puncture canister. Never expose canister to open flame. Dispose of responsibly. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry cool place.
The active ingredient of pepper spray is oleo-resin capsicum (OC) which is derived from cayenne pepper.
OC is an inflammatory agent which, once it makes contact with the mucous membranes, lungs, eyes, nose and throat the immediate dilation of the capillaries takes place, normally resulting in temporary blindness and severe breathing difficulties.
Move out of the affected area as soon as possible. The symptoms will start to subside. If exposed to skin and eyes rinse with copious amounts of water. If symptoms persist after one hour consult a doctor. There will be no lasting after affects and it is not life threatening.