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The pandemic has greatly impacted the perception, use, demand and manufacturing of products that offer sanitizing benefits for both hands (skin) and hard surfaces. As familiar brands became unavailable or limited, new products and manufacturers for these products quickly emerged, bringing skepticism to the marketplace and increased regulation by the FDA & EPA.
EMCO Electric International, the manufacturer of Grime STOPPERS® Heavy Duty Hand Wipes and Hand Sanitizer has been manufacturing quality and dependable products for over 40+ years.
With that being said, we recommend that you always read product labels, whether for use on skin or hard surfaces. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Grime STOPPERS® Heavy Duty Hand Wipes and Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel. Although we have made efforts to clarify our products and their use, you should refer to FDA, CDC, and EPA information regarding your questions about sanitizing and disinfectant products, including those questions regarding COVID-19.
A. Customers may elect to use Grime STOPPERS® Heavy Duty Hand Wipes to clean surfaces, tools, and equipment. Not recommended for use on glass, mirrors, plexiglass, granite or other stone countertops, stainless steel, or wood surfaces that are painted, stained or unfinished. Always test a small, hidden area first before using on any surface.
A. Grime STOPPERS® Heavy Duty Hand Wipes contain Benzalkonium Chloride and is defined on the product label as an Active Ingredient for the purpose of decreasing bacteria not viruses, on skin not surfaces. Sanitizing or disinfectant cleaners for hard surfaces commonly make claims against killing both bacteria and viruses on a surface and must be registered and follow strict labeling regulated by the EPA.
A. Please reference the product's label for list of ingredients.
A. Both Grime STOPPERS® Hand Sanitizers and Hand Wipes contain moisturizers to help prevent hands from drying. See product page and label for list of moisturizers used in each product.
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, you should clean your hands by immediately washing your hands with soap or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer to avoid spreading germs.
A. Follow the instructions on the Grime STOPPERS® Hand Sanitizer label. It states that, "If swallowed, get medical help or contact the Poison Control Center right away.
A. Grime STOPPERS® Heavy Duty Hand Wipes have the ability to reduce bacteria NOT viruses on skin, including Coronavirus. For more on details on Hand Hygiene, visit the CDC HERE.
A. Grime STOPPERS® Instant Hand Sanitizer have the ability to kill germs on hands. It is still unknown if hand sanitizers kill the Coronavirus. Visit the CDC HERE for more information about Hand Hygiene and the Coronavirus.