How non-toxic is CA glue?

Hi gang,

I know CA glue (Krazy glue, Cyanoacrylate) is solvent based, and inhaling the solvent is bad for you, but how safe is it after the glue cures?

As I understand it, after curing the glue is basically a plastic.  Can I use it in a baby's crib (Assuming it's allowed to cure)?

Thanks!

Kiteman3 years ago

CA glue is not solvent based, in as much as it does not dissolve the surfaces it contacts. Instead, there is a chemical reaction between the glue and trace amounts of water on the surfaces being bonded (which is why warm soapy water un-crazy-glues fingers).

So, no fumes to worry about.

As long as your youngling cannot chew/gum/suck on the glued surface, you're absolutely fine using it on a crib.