Cleaning Guide for Waterproof Computer Keyboards and Mice

Cleaning Guide for Waterproof Computer Keyboards and Mice
Cleaning Guide for Waterproof Computer Keyboards and Mice
WetKeys Washable Keyboards
Cleaning
Guide for
Waterproof
Computer
Keyboards
and Mice
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FAQ: What are the suggested cleaning instructions
for waterproof computer keyboards and mice?
If you know how to wash your hands with soap and water, washing your
keyboard and mouse can be just as easy – as long as they are waterproof.
Keyboards and mice are the dirtiest surfaces you and your colleagues
touch and share all day – if you wash your hands, shouldn’t you wash your
keyboard and mouse too?
WetKeys Washable Keyboards (www.WetKeys.com) offers many brands
of waterproof and washable computer accessories to assist in equipment
protection, disease prevention and health compliance. Please refer to the
specific product manufacturer’s information for details on how best to clean
a particular item. Always observe the proper use instructions for all cleaning
fluids and wear the appropriate protective clothing, rubber gloves or safety
glasses as necessary.
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Cautions:
Known material incompatibilities exist
between certain plastics, silicones and
their solvent counterparts. Silicone
lubricants must be immediately
washed off of silicone-rubber
keyboards or permanent damage will
occur and void your product warranty.
If in doubt, contact
WetKeys Customer Service
(customerservice@wetkeys.com).
Remember, even though a WetKeys
keyboard and mouse are among the
most durable computer products
made, they still contain delicate and
sensitive electronics and switches
inside that can be damaged through
inappropriate handling.
These Cleaning Instructions are
SUGGESTIONS ONLY and are provided
to guide appropriate cleaning
methods for typical use. WetKeys
Washable Keyboards does not
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Topics:
• General Washing Instructions –
Spray-Wipe-Spray Method
• Wash Procedure for Healthcare Facilities –
Sanitizing Dip Method
• Cleaners and Disinfectants to Use
• Dishwasher Machine Washing
(if applicable)
• Healthcare Environments
• Food Safety
• Cautions
warrant or assume responsibility
for damages resulting from the
application of these cleaning
instructions. No cleaning procedures
can absolutely guarantee sterility or
effectiveness of removing biohazards
or chemical residues. IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS, please contact
WetKeys Washable Keyboards or
your local health department before
following these cleaning instructions.
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General Washing Instructions
to remain on the product for at
least 90 seconds to continue killing
remaining bacteria.
Spray-Wipe-Spray Method
1. If your computer or tablet does
not support “hot-swapping” a
USB keyboard or mouse, log out
and turn OFF the POWER to your
computer or tablet.
2. To avoid accidental keystrokes,
entering or deleting important
data, DISCONNECT the product
from your computer or tablet by:
a.Removing the keyboard or
mouse USB plug from the
computer or tablet (If you are
using a USB - PS/2 adapter,
please remove it completely
before cleaning.)
b.Turning off the keyboard or
mouse if equipped with an ON/
OFF or “cleaning mode” switch
3. Before you wash a CORDED
product, be sure that the USB
Plug (connector) is kept safely
away from the sink and remains
dry. DO NOT place the USB or
PS/2 connector into liquid. Battery
powered WIRELESS products can
be washed with batteries inside.
4. Clean the surface of the item by
wiping, gently brushing, dipping
it or by following the “spray-wipespray” protocol outlined by the
CDC1. For the spray-wipe-spray
method, spray the product and
cord heavily with disinfecting spray,
wipe away dirt and organic solids
with a cloth then spray the product
completely again with disinfecting
spray allowing the disinfectant
5. Either wipe with dry cloth or
shake gently and allow to air
dry. Never hang a keyboard or
mouse by its cord or damage to
the cable and watertight seal can
occur.
6. Once the product and USB
connector are completely dry,
reconnect to computer or tablet.
7. Turn ON the computer.
Resources: (1)Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC) Infection Control Guidelines for
Dental Healthcare Settings (December 2003)
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NOTE: DO NOT “SOAK” Units
or damage may result. Use
only cloth towels, sponges or
soft bristle brushes. DO NOT
USE ANY BUFFING PADS,
SCRUBBING PADS OR OTHER
ABRASIVE CLEANSERS WHICH
MAY DAMAGE THE FINISH OR
COVER AND SEALS.
Wash Procedure for Healthcare Facilities
Sanitizing Dip Method
1. Follow the instructions above
to power OFF and disconnect
the keyboard or mouse from a
computer or tablet.
2. A washbasin should be filled
with an approved anti-bacterial
/ cleaning solution suitable
for sterilizing in a healthcare
environment.
3. Sterilize by completely immersing
and shaking keyboard and mouse
in the sterilizing solution. Actively
agitate it around so that the liquid
reaches every recess on all surfaces.
!
4. The process of agitated immersion
should require no more than 30
seconds to be effective. DO NOT
“SOAK” units for several minutes
or longer. Soaking is unnecessary
and may void your product
warranty.
5. On a drain board, allow the
disinfectant to remain on the
product for at least 90 seconds
to continue killing remaining
bacteria.
6. Shake gently to drain excess liquid
and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
7. Once the product and USB
connector are completely dry,
reconnect to computer or tablet.
8. Turn ON the computer.
NOTE: In order to maintain medical-grade sanitary conditions, your keyboard and mouse should be washed and
sanitized prior to initial use. It is also important to wash a keyboard and mouse on a regularly scheduled interval
appropriate for your use environment. Always follow your facility’s infection prevention and hygiene protocols
under the supervision of your governing body, local health department or Centers for Disease Control.
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Cleaning Fluids &
Disinfectants:
Dishwasher Machine Washing
Most common or commercially
available cleaning fluids and
disinfectants can be safely used,
including:
Some Seal Shield™ and iKey
waterproof keyboards and mice
are designed to be washed in
a dishwasher using standard
automatic dishwasher detergent.
4. Wash in dishwasher using
dishwasher detergent and
standard wash cycle – NEVER
“High-Temp” or “Sanitize”.
Disable “Heated Drying.”
1. Unplug keyboard or mouse from
Quick-Connect™ cable, EZ-2Connect cable or computer USB
port.
5. Remove from dishwasher. Shake
dry. Wipe away excess surface
moisture.
• Chlorine based (max 10% solution)
- e.g. Clorox®, Nolvasan®, etc.
• Formaldehyde based - e.g.
Formaldehyde Solution 37%, etc.
• Glutaraldehydebased - e.g.
Wavicide-01®, Aldacide® 200, etc.
• Phenol based - e.g. Lysol® I.C.,
Magnaclean Bacteriacide, TekTrol® Disinfectant, etc.
• Alcohol based - e.g. CaviCide®,
Isopropyl Alcohol, Medicide™
(POL-0.3), etc.
• Oxidizing - Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
Solution, Vikron® S, etc.
(select Seal Shield™ & iKey Products ONLY)
2. Plug keyboard or mouse USB
connector into the included Seal
Cap™ or protective USB cap
to insure a tight connection to
prevent water intrusion.
3. Place keyboard or mouse on top
rack of dishwasher keeping cords
wrapped and safely away from all
moving parts and door gaskets.
6. Remove the protective cap from
USB connector. Be sure to shake
and wipe all excess moisture from
USB connector.
7. Once the product and USB
connector are completely dry,
reconnect to computer or tablet.
8. Turn ON the computer.
• Quaternary Ammonium –
Roccal®-D, Bacto-Sep®, Ascend®,
SaniZene®etc.
• Soap and warm water
!
DO NOT USE any Petroleum
based solvents (e.g.,
Gasoline, Mineral Spirits,
Turpentine, etc.), Acetone or
cleaning solution containing
in excess of 10% bleach.
Product damage voiding
warranty will result.
Application-specific Suggestions
Healthcare Environments:
Food Safety:
Your facility’s infection control
procedures always take precedence
over any of the above procedures.
Consult your local health
department, industry governing
body or the Centers for Disease
Control (www.cdc.gov) for more
information on proper medical
hygiene.
Local Health codes or industry
protocols must be followed.
Contact the National Sanitation
Foundation (www.nsf.org) for
additional recommendations. Any
governing body with jurisdiction
over sanitation and sterilization
requirements for your industry
or geographic location must be
followed over any of the above
procedures.
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