This product kills SARS-CoV-2
Effective immediately: Sani-Prime® Germicidal Spray has been discontinued.
SKU # X12309
Effective immediately: Sani-Prime® Germicidal Spray has been discontinued.
Sani-Prime® Germicidal Spray has been discontinued, effective immediately. Alternative recommendations include the following:
On March 13, 2020, the CDC updated their recommendations for EPA-registered disinfectants to refer to the EPA website for EPA’s List N entitled Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens and Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
- EPA-registered intermediate level disinfectant
- Ideal for Daily, General and Terminal room disinfection
- 1 minute
- 54 microorganisms, including C. auris, 5 MRSA strains, 8 CRE strains, and VRE
- Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal, Tuberculocidal
- A next generation proprietary blend of quaternary ammonium, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and ethanol
- Compatible with materials commonly used in healthcare environments
- Meets CDC, OSHA and infection control guidelines
- Easy-to-use trigger spray
- No mixing and measuring required
- May be used on hard nonporous surfaces of: bed railings, blood glucose meters (glucometers), cabinets, carts, chairs, counters, dental unit instruments trays, exam tables, gurneys, isolettes, IV poles, stethoscopes, stretchers, tables, telephones, toilet seats, diagnostic equipment, patient monitoring equipment, patient support and delivery equipment, and many more! Please refer to the product/master label to get the full listing of use sites.
- Point of care accessories and tools are available to help improve staff compliance to facility protocols
- One step cleaner and disinfectant
Do the PDI Sani-Cloth® products kill the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2?Show Answer
The EPA guidance states: “EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants. List N disinfectants work by chemically inactivating viruses. The difficulty of killing a virus depends on its physical features, and the recent mutations to SARS-CoV-2 have not changed the basic physical properties.”
The PDI Sani-Cloth products that are on List N and have a specific claim for SARS-CoV-2 are:
- Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-4)
- Sani-Cloth Bleach Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-8)
- Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-9)
- Sani-HyPerCide® Wipes (EPA reg #9480-16)
- Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #9480-14)
- Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-6)
- Sani-Cloth Prime Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #9480-12)
- Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #9480-10)
- Sani-24® Germicidal Spray (EPA reg #42182-9)
- Sani-24® Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg #42182-13)
Do you have any products effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus (formerly 2019 Novel Coronavirus)?Show Answer
The CDC updated their recommendations to refer to List N on the EPA website for EPA-registered disinfectants that have qualified under EPA’s emerging viral pathogens program for use against SARS-CoV-2. Per the EPA’s website, “List N includes products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV2 , the cause of COVID-19. This list includes products with emerging viral pathogen claims and those with human coronavirus claims.’ The following PDI products (Sani-Cloth® Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Prime® Germicidal Spray, Sani 24® Germicidal Spray,Sani 24® Germicidal Wipes, Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Spray, Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe, Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe can be found on List N entitled Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens and Human Coronavirus Claims for use against SARS-CoV-2. Learn more: https://pdihc.com/pdi-products-on-list-n-disinfectants-for-use-against-sars-cov-2/
Can PDI Germicidal Wipes and Sprays ship by air transportation?Show Answer
Most Sani-Cloth® brand products can be shipped via air transportation. However, Sani-24® and Sani-Prime sprays, as well as Sani-Cloth Prime wipes, Super Sani-Cloth wipes and Sani-Cloth Plus wipes cannot be shipped by air due to shipping regulations. These products are shipped via ground transportation only.
Can Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes be used on toys?Show Answer
Sani-Cloth wipes are available in EPA-Registered formulations that are approved and labeled for use on hard, non-porous toys. The products clean and disinfect in a one-step process, unless visibly soiled. Once disinfected, toys should be rinsed with potable water (tap water) to remove any residue and allowed to air dry. According to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the recommended procedure for disinfecting toys is “Toys should be cleaned/disinfected between patients, especially those that are visibly soiled, mouthed, or used by patients in isolation. Toys should be washed thoroughly; disinfected with a non-toxic, low-level disinfectant and air dried completely.” Infection control experts recommend only washable toys for sharing. Stuffed animals and toys that cannot be cleaned and disinfected should not be shared.
SOURCE: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Chapter 39, p. 14-15, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 2011. www.apic.org
Do PDI Germicidal Disposable Wipes and Germicidal Sprays contain any ingredient listed as carcinogenic?Show Answer
PDI disinfectants DO NOT contain any ingredients listed as a carcinogenic by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To register any disinfectant product with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the manufacturer is required to provide the EPA with the product’s manufacturing process, active and inactive ingredients, efficacy, chemistry, toxicity, and information about relevant impurities. The EPA conducts a thorough review of these materials and product’s ingredients. The agency would not register any product if it contained carcinogens without requiring relevant label warnings (40 CFR 156.10(g)(7)). As such, Sani-Cloth® Wipes and Sani-Prime™ Spray do not contain carcinogenic label warnings.
Does NFPA 30 apply to PDI disinfectants (Germicidal wipes and sprays)?Show Answer
NFPA 30 applies to the storage of flammable and combustible liquids. PDI products, including Sani-HyPerCide® wipes and spray, Sani-24® spray, Sani-Cloth® Prime wipes, Super Sani-Cloth wipes, and Sani-Cloth Plus cloth, as well as Easy Screen® Cleaning Wipe, are exempt from the requirements of NFPA 30. This is because the scope of NFPA 30 (Section 1.1) states that it applies to the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids. Even though our products contain liquids that have been classified as flammable on the SDS, the wipes themselves are not classified as liquid products. Rather, they are wipes impregnated with flammable liquids, even though there may be a small amount of free liquid in the bottom of the canister. According to the EPA, wipes are classified as a mixture product containing solids and liquids. The NFPA has also confirmed that wipes are not considered to be liquid for the purposes of NFPA 30. In addition, NFPA Section 9.1.4(4) states that it does not apply to “medicines, foodstuffs, cosmetics and other consumer products that contain more than 50 percent by volume of water-miscible liquids, with the remainder of the solution not being flammable where packaged in individual containers that do not exceed 5L (1.3 gallons) capacity.” For the above reasons, NFPA 30 does not apply to PDI products. Please verify these storage requirements against your insurance carrier requirements since they may be more stringent than NFPA 30.
What are the levels of disinfection for PDI EPA-Registered products?Show Answer
Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Disposable Spray (EPA reg number 9480-14), Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-16), Sani-Cloth® Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-12), Sani-Prime™ Germicidal Spray (EPA reg number 9480-10), Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-9), Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-4) and Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-8) have an efficacy claim against Mycobacterium bovis (i.e. Tuberculosis), qualifying these products as intermediate-level disinfectants. Each product exceeds the CDC’s recommendations for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities. Sani-Cloth® Plus wipes (EPA reg number 9480-6) and Sani-Cloth® HB wipes (EPA reg number 61178-4-9480) do not have an efficacy claim against Mycobacterium bovis, which classifies these products as low-level disinfectants.
All of PDI’s Sani-Cloth® brand products are EPA-Registered. Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Disposable Spray (EPA reg number 9480-14), Sani-HyPerCide® Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-16), Sani-24® Germicidal Spray (EPA reg number 42182-9-9480), Sani-24® Germicidal Wipes (EPA reg number 42182-13-9480), Sani-Cloth® Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-12), Sani-Prime™ Germicidal Spray (EPA reg number 9480-10), Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-9), Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-4) and Sani-Cloth® Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipes (EPA reg number 9480-8) have an efficacy claim against Mycobacterium bovis (i.e. Tuberculosis), qualifying these products as intermediate-level disinfectants. Each product exceeds the CDC’s recommendations for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities. Sani-Cloth® Plus wipes (EPA reg number 9480-6) and Sani-Cloth® HB wipes (EPA reg number 61178-4-9480) do not have an efficacy claim against Mycobacterium bovis, which classifies these products as low-level disinfectants.
What is contact time and what happens if the surface dries before the stated contact time on a Sani-Cloth® and Sani-Prime®product label?Show Answer
The contact time listed on the product label is the total amount of time that it takes to inactivate ALL of the microorganisms listed on the product label. This time is typically referred to in minutes, and should be communicated to staff members that are utilizing the disinfectant. In certain geographies and also in settings where temperature, relative humidity, and air changes may vary, it is possible that the surface may not remain visibly wet for the designated contact time. Current EPA guidance requires that the treated environmental surface or equipment remains wet for the contact time stated on product label. Additional wipes may be needed in order to comply with the EPA guidance, however the overall contact time does not change.
While the EPA requires the treated environmental surfaces to remain wet for the stated contact time, leading researchers in infection prevention offer an alternate view. In a commentary published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (March 2018, vol. 39, no. 3, pp 229-331), Dr. W.A. Rutala and Dr. D. J. Weber suggest that contact time and treatment time are mutually exclusive. They suggest that treatment time, irrelevant of wet time, should be followed by healthcare workers for wipes and sprays (except bleach products.) PDI will continue to monitor the science closely and provide their customers with the latest information as federal law permits.
What personal protective equipment (PPE) is required when using PDI Germicidal Wipes and Sprays?Show Answer
For all PDI products, according to the label instruction, the use of gloves or other PPE is not required to handle the product, particularly in non-clinical settings. Therefore, the routine use of PPE is not required unless potentially infectious blood or bodily fluids are present. If bloodborne pathogens are present, such as HIV, HBV, and HCV, follow label instructions. You should, however, wear PPE as appropriate in accordance with your facility protocol. Also, in compliance with good industrial and health hygiene, you should wear gloves when cleaning and disinfecting in a patient setting.
Where can I find the expiration date for PDI's Germicidal Wipes and Sprays?Show Answer
The expiration date is stamped directly on the product. Sani-24® Spray, Sani-Prime® Spray, Sani-Cloth® AF3, Super Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Cloth® Plus, and Sani-Cloth® HB products have a shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture. Sani-Cloth® Prime Wipes, Sani-HyPerCide® Spray, and Wipes have a shelf life of 12 months. And, Sani-Cloth® Bleach wipes have a shelf life of 11 months from date of manufacture.
Please NOTE: Product can be used until the expiration date, even after being opened.
Are eye wash stations required for areas where Germicidal Disposable Wipes and Germicidal Sprays are utilized?Show Answer
Eye wash stations are not required for areas where Germicidal Disposable Wipes and Germicidal Sprays are utilized as intended for surface disinfection. Although these products are classified as eye irritants, there is no OSHA or ANSI regulation that requires an eye wash station for eye irritants and therefore one not needed for these products. Handling of any chemical product, whether category 1, 2, 3, or 4, include using PPE when required, engineering controls if appropriate, and safe work practice controls to minimize any risk of exposure