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)?


Kiteman2 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.