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Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner

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Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Clorox Healthcare


E. faecium

S. aureus

K. pneumoniae

A. baumannii

P. aeruginosa

E. aerogenes


Active Ingredients

n-Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides


n-Alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides









Fast • Effective • Unscented

Ready-to-use cleaner and disinfectant

Kills Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, HIV-1, MRSA, VRE and TB

Removes odors

Powers through tough messes

Directions For Use

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

DISINFECTION: TO CLEAN AND DISINFECT HARD, NONPOROUS SURFACES: Spray 6-8 inches from surface until it is thoroughly wet. Let stand for contact time listed on label. Wipe excess. Allow to air dry. Rinse with potable water for food-contact surfaces. For all others, no rinsing is required. Gross filth should be removed prior to disinfecting.

MOLD AND MILDEW: To control mold and mildew: Apply to precleaned hard, nonporous, inanimate surfaces. Allow to air dry. Repeat application weekly or when growth reappears.

Special Instructions for Use Against HIV-1, HBV and HCV: This product kills HIV-1, HBV and 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 or body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood or body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS), Human Hepatitis B (HBV) and Human Hepatitis C (HCV).

Special instructions for using this product to clean and decontaminate against HIV-1, HBV and HCV on surfaces/objects soiled with blood/body fluids: Personal Protection: When handling items soiled with blood or body fluids, use disposable impervious gloves, gowns, masks and eye coverings. Cleaning Procedure: Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and other objects before applying this product. Contact Time: Allow surface to remain wet for HBV, HCV and HIV-1 for 1 minute. These contact times will not control other common types of viruses and bacteria. Disposal of Infectious Materials: Use disposable impervious gloves, gowns, masks and eye coverings. Blood and other body fluids must be autoclaved and disposed of according to local regulations for infectious waste 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 semicritical medical devices prior to sterilization or high-level disinfection.

Use Sites:

This product is designed specifically as a general cleaner and disinfectant for use in:

● Operating rooms

● Radiology areas

● Public areas

● Emergency rooms

● Pediatric areas

● Dialysis facilities

● ICU areas

● Nurses’ stations

● Laboratories

● Patient rooms

● Long-term care facilities

● Physicians’ offices

Medical Surfaces:

● Bedrails

● Commodes

● Bedside tables

● Carts

● Chairs

● Coated mattresses

● Counters

● Mattress covers

● Stretchers

● Walls

● Wheelchairs


This product is formulated to disinfect hard, nonporous, inanimate environmental surfaces:

● Enamel

● Chrome

● Formica

● Glass

● Glazed ceramic

● Glazed porcelain

● Laminated surfaces

● Plastic surfaces

● Stainless steel

For plastic and painted surfaces, spot test on an inconspicuous area before use.

Using approved AOAC test methods (under Good Laboratory Practices) in the presence of 5% blood serum, unless otherwise noted, this product kills the following organisms on hard, nonporous, inanimate surfaces:


BACTERIA: 2-minute contact time:

Acinetobacter baumannii

Acinetobacter calcoaceticus

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Burkholderia cepacia

Citrobacter freundii

Corynebacterium ammoniagenes

Enterobacter aerogenes

Enterobacter cloacae

Enterococcus faecalis


Enterococcus faecium

Enterococcus hirae

Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli resistant to tetracycline

Escherichia coli with ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase) resistance Escherichia coli O157:H7


Haemophilus influenzae

Hafnia alvei

Klebsiella oxytoca resistant to ampicillin

Klebsiella oxytoca

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Legionella pneumophila

Listeria monocytogenes

Micrococcus luteus

Kytococcus sedentarius

Pasteurella multocida

Proteus mirabilis

Proteus vulgaris

Pseudomonas (Brevundimonas) diminuta

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas fluorescens

Pseudomonas putida

Pseudomonas stutzeri

Salmonella enterica

Salmonella enteritidis

Salmonella gallinarum

Salmonella paratyphi B

Salmonella pullorum

Salmonella typhi

Salmonella typhimurium

Serratia liquefaciens

Serratia marcescens

Shigella dysenteriae

Shigella flexneri serotype 1B

Shigella sonnei

Staphylococcus aureus



Staphylococcus aureus resistant to erythromycin, penicillin, tetracycline

Staphylococcus aureus resistant to vancomycin

Staphylococcus aureus toxic shock toxin (TS)

Staphylococcus epidermidis resistant to methicillin

Staphylococcus haemolyticus

Streptococcus agalactiae

Streptococcus mutans

Streptococcus pneumoniae resistant to penicillin

Streptococcus pyogenes (gp A)

Xanthomonas maltophila

Yersinia enterocolitica

Tuberculocidal Activity: 5-minute contact time: Mycobacterium bovis (BCG)

VIRUSES: 30-second contact time:

● Rabies virus

● Feline Calicivirus (Norovirus [Norwalk] virus surrogate)

VIRUSES: 1-minute contact time:

● Avian Influenza A (H5N1) on precleaned environmental surfaces

● Duck hepatitis B virus (Human hepatitis B surrogate)

● Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus (Hepatitis C surrogate)

● Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1

VIRUSES: 2-minute contact time:

● Avian infectious bronchitis

● Cytomegalovirus

● Feline viral rhinotracheitis

● Herpes simplex virus type 1

● Herpes simplex virus type 2

● Human Coronavirus

● Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus

● Influenza A virus

● Newcastle disease virus


Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner Caution

Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Avoid contact with foods. 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 eye. If on skin or clothing: 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. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: Do not reuse or refill this container except as described in the directions for use. Refill only with this product. Recycle empty container or discard in trash.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Call 1-800-234-7700.

For MSDS information please go to

Mfd. for & © 2011 Clorox Professional Products Company, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.

Clorox is a registered trademark of The Clorox Company.

Made in the USA.

EPA Reg. No. 67619-20. EPA Est. No. 5813-CA-3, -4, -5, GA-2, 8251-WI-1, -2, -3, -4, -5; 58455-IN-1, -2; 71681 -GA-1, IN-1, -2 (actual EPA Est. No. in code above or below).

1 QT (32 FL OZ) 946 mL spray

CPN: 1969001.1

Clorox Professional Products Company

Telephone:   1-800-234-7700
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