Claims & Disclaimers
Antimicrobial Copper bactericidal copper surfaces continuously kill bacteria left behind by dirty hands, killing more than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours.
Laboratory testing has shown that when cleaned regularly Antimicrobial Copper surfaces demonstrate effective antibacterial action against MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteraerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli O157:H7,VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis).
Laboratory testing has shown that when cleaned regularly Antimicrobial Copper surfaces:
*MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteraerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli O157:H7,VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis).
Clean and sanitize Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces according to standard practice. Users and healthcare facilities must maintain the Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces in accordance with infection control guidelines.
The use of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces.
Antimicrobial Copper surfaces have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination.
DO NOT WAX, PAINT, LACQUER, VARNISH OR OTHERWISE COAT THIS PRODUCT.
Routine cleaning to remove dirt and filth is necessary for good sanitation and to assure the effective antibacterial performance of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces. Cleaning agents typically used for traditional hard, non-porous touch surfaces are permissible. The appropriate cleaning agent depends on the type of soiling and the measure of sanitization required. Normal tarnishing or wear of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces will not impair the antimicrobial effectiveness.
Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces are not approved for direct food contact or food packaging uses.
Antimicrobial Copper surfaces exposed to outdoor environmental conditions are not representative of indoor laboratory test conditions, and therefore, may impart reduced efficacy if not cleaned when visibly soiled.
If used as intended Antimicrobial Copper bactericidal copper surfaces are wear-resistant and the durable antibacterial properties will remain effective for as long as the product remains in place and is used as directed.
Results of clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of antimicrobial copper relative to bacteria levels on common touch surfaces and infection rates in active Intensive Care Units or healthcare facilities are preliminary and will be submitted to the U.S. EPA for review and approval when final. Furthermore any claims related to clinical trials have not been approved and are not permitted at this time in the U.S. market. The clinical trial information should in no way be interpreted as an antimicrobial claim specific to Antimicrobial Copper products nor should it be implied that Antimicrobial Copper products are making such claims.