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Manufacturer: Metrex

disinfecting towelettes





CaviWipes Disinfecting Towelettes are non-woven disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide®. CaviWipes are intended for use in health care settings such as hospitals, dental offices, laboratories, clinics, ophthalmic offices, veterinary facilities and in kitchens** and bathrooms. CaviWipes are effective against the following microorganisms on hard, non-porous surfaces when used as directed:

- Mycobacterium tuberculosis var: bovis (BCG)

- Staphylococcus aureus

- Pseudomonas aeruginosa

- Salmonella enterica

- Clostridium difficile (vegetative cells only)

- Trichophyton mentagrophytes

- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

- Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)

- Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin

- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)*

- Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)*

- Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2*

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1)*

- Influenza A2 Virus*

Active Ingredients

Diisobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride








Does not include the weight of the dry towelette.


CaviWipes Caution

EPA Reg. No. 46781-8

EPA Est. No. 075272-WI-001



Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

CaviWipes® Disinfecting Towelettes are non-woven disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide®. CaviWipes are intended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces in health care settings such as hospitals, emergency medical settings, neonatal units, surgical centers, isolation areas, out-patient surgical centers, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, dental offices, ophthalmic offices, eye surgical centers, patient care areas, dialysis centers, donation centers (blood, plasma, semen, milk, aphaeresis), veterinary facilities, salon settings, emergency vehicles, correctional facilities, schools, health club facilities, tanning salons, kitchens**, non-food contact surfaces in food preparation areas**, bathrooms, day care centers, police and fire vehicles, morgues, cadaver processing areas, funeral homes, laundry rooms, pet areas and other critical care areas where control of cross contamination between treated surfaces is required.

CaviWipes will clean and disinfect, when used as directed, such items as interior and exterior surfaces of infant incubators, bassinets, cribs and warmers, infant/child care equipment surfaces, diaper changing stations, oxygen hoods, operating room tables and lights, laboratory equipment and surfaces, physical therapy equipment surfaces, spine back boards, ambulance equipment surfaces, slit lamps, eye glasses (do not use on contact lenses), hard, non-porous exterior surfaces of ultrasound transducers or probes, exam tables, gurneys, IV poles, dental unit instrument trays, operatory light switches, exterior surfaces of amalgamators and dental curing lights, exterior surfaces of anesthesia machines and respiratory therapy equipment, SilkPeel™ with DermalInfusion™, workstations, dental countertops, loupes, exterior surfaces of endodontic equipment, such as apex locators, pulp testers and motors, stools, nail/hair care implements, tanning beds, salon surfaces, non-food contact surfaces**, exterior surfaces of refrigerator units**, exterior surfaces of appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, food processors and stoves**, vanity tops**, floors, walls, handrails, door knobs, bed railings, tables, chairs, faucets, bathroom fixtures, exterior toilet surfaces, garbage cans, computers, keyboards, carts, baskets, shopping carts, weight-lifting surfaces, drained whirlpool tank surfaces, cabinets, lights, telephones, which are made of plastic (i.e., polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride, polystyrene), and use sites listed on the label consisting of non-porous vinyl, stainless steel, painted surfaces, Plexiglas®, Formica® and glass.

Kitchen** and Bath Wipes for Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

Cleans, Deodorizes and Kills Common Household Germs

Packet Directions:

Open packet, remove towelette and unfold.

Dispenser Directions:

To start feed, remove cover and discard seal. From center of towelette roll, pull up a towelette corner, twist it into a point and thread it through the hole in the container cover. Pull through about one inch. Replace cover. Pull out first towelette and tear off at a 90° angle. Remaining towelettes feed automatically, ready for next use. When not in use, keep center cap closed to prevent solution loss.

Cleaning Instructions:

Use one CaviWipes towelette to completely preclean surface of all gross debris.

For use as a virucide*, including HIV-1, HBV and HCV applications and effectiveness against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) and Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin:

Use a second CaviWipes towelette to thoroughly wet the surface. Repeated use of the product may be required to ensure that the surface remains visibly wet for 2 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C).

For use as a disinfectant:

Use a second CaviWipes towelette to thoroughly wet the surface. Repeated use of the product may be required to ensure that the surface remains visibly wet for 3 minutes at room temperature (68 °F/20 °C) for Tuberculocidal activity and effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Salmonella enterica.

To disinfect external surfaces of ultrasound transducers:

Pre-clean ultrasound gel from external transducer to be disinfected. Then thoroughly wet the probe with a CaviWipes towelette. Repeated use of the product may be required to ensure that the surface remains visibly wet for 3 minutes at 20 °C.

**A thorough rinse with potable water is required for surfaces in direct contact with food.

CaviWipes effectively kills Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) on precleaned environmental surfaces/objects previously soiled with blood/body fluids in healthcare settings or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood/body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects can be associated with the potential for transmission of HIV, HBV and HCV.

Special Instructions for Cleaning and Decontamination Against HIV-1, HBV and HCV of Surfaces or Objects Soiled With Blood or Body Fluids:

Personal Protection: When using this disinfecting towelette, wear appropriate barrier protection such as disposable protective gloves, protective gown, face mask and eye covering.

Cleaning Procedure: Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and objects before application of this disinfecting towelette. A CaviWipes towelette can be used for this purpose.

Contact Time: Thoroughly wet surface with a new CaviWipes towelette. Repeated use of the product may be required to ensure that the surface remains visibly wet for 2-3 minutes. This contact time will not be sufficient for some of the organisms listed on the label. Refer to label for contact times against other organisms.

Disposal Of Infectious Materials: Cleaning materials used that may contain blood or other body fluids must be autoclaved and disposed of in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations for infectious materials disposal.

This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high-level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. This product may be used to preclean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization/high-level disinfection.

Precautionary Statements

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

CaviWipes Caution

Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or clothing. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.

First Aid

If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing. Call a poison control center or doctor for further advice.

If on skin: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

For Chemical Emergency ONLY (spill, leak, fire, exposure or accident), call CHEMTREC at 1-800-424-9300. For ALL other inquiries about this product, call Metrex Customer Service at 1-800-841-1428, Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Storage And Disposal

Towelette - Do not reuse towelette. Dispose of used towelette and empty packet in trash.

Dispenser - Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available.

For product or technical information, contact Metrex at 800-841-1428 or visit our web site at

Packed For: METREX® RESEARCH, 28210 Wick Road, Romulus, MI 48174


Patent # US 7,228,968 B1

Patent # US 7,600,641 B2

Patent # US 7,789,236 B2

Net Contents:



12.6 oz. - 45 Pre-Saturated Towelettes (7” x 9”) - Flat Pack





1 lb. 13 oz. - 160 Pre-Saturated Towelettes (6” x 6.75”)




NAC No.: 13400186

Telephone:   800-841-1428
Order Desk:   800-841-1428
Fax:   714-516-7904
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Copyright © 2018 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2018-03-29