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    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - 16 oz Concentrate

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    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - 16 oz Concentrate

    Manufactured by Maril Products.

    Product Features

    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - 16 oz Concentrate is a concentrated disinfectant and germicide formulated for use on pre-cleaned surfaces and is used extensively in sleep labs and hospitals.

    Now you can have the same cleaning power at home for your CPAP mask and parts or other respiratory equipment.

    Control III kills a broad-range of pathogens in 10 minutes of soaking.

    • HIV-1
    • Pseudomonas aeuginosa
    • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Salmonella choleraesuis
    • E. Coli
    • Herpes Simplex virus type 1
    • Herpes Simplex virus type 2
    • Influenza virus type A
    • Influenza A2 virus
    • Vaccinia viruses
    • Adenovirus type 5

    The benzyl ammonium chloride blend found in Control III is an effective disinfectant against biological agents such as hepatitis, HIV, and Influenza. Maril Products received EPA approval for their label to include Control III as an active agent against Pandemic 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu Virus).

    Using the Non-Critical Disinfection solution (1 ounce per gallon of water), Control III can be applied to disinfect and clean CPAP equipment and accessories against H1N1 (Swine Flu).

    This 16oz bottle is concentrated and will make up to 16 gallons once diluted.

    You can store any diluted solution up to 14 days.

    Please follow the directions on the Control III label for effective use: Control III label Instructions

    Please read our Important Tips tab and the Learning Center tab for more information.


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    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • 16 oz Container of Control III

    Product Specifications

    Control III is EPA approved and safe for the environment.

    Please follow the directions on the Control III label for effective use: Control III label Instructions

    Active ingredients:

    • dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 10%
    • ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride 10%

    Volume: 16 Fluid Ounces of Concentrate

    Dilution Mixing Ratio: Mix one (1) ounce of Control III concentrate to one (1) gallon of drinking quality water

    Storage Temperature of Mixed Solution: 50 to 120 Degree Fahrenheit

    Maximum Storage Time of Mixed Solution: 14 Days

    Concentrate Shelf Life: 5 Years in Original Container

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    Important Tips

    After extensive in-house testing and comparison of CPAP cleaning products, we found this to be the most effective and longest lasting. It is also the most cost-effective cleaner on the market. For instance, it is more effective and less expensive than vinegar and water.

    It can be used to disinfect and clean mask cushions, mask parts, hoses or tubing, humidifier chambers, etc.

    Since you can store any diluted solution for up to 14 days, we recommend getting a small spray bottle, follow the directions for dilution, and use the spray bottle for everyday cleaning needs.

    You can also store any diluted solution that has been used for disinfecting, in a small container or bucket with a lid, and re-use for up to 14 days.

    Items must soak for 10 minutes to actually disinfect. It is recommended to pre-clean your items first with a little baby shampoo or some other very mild soap and water before using Control III as a disinfectant.

    Please follow the directions on the Control III label for effective use: Control III Label Instructions

    Cautionary Tips for Discarding Control III

    Use proper care when disposing of the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Dilute the mixture before throwing away the container or pouring out the liquid. The water decreases the potential harmful effects of the solution. Then, rinse and dispose of the container.



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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How long will Control III last?
    The concentrated form, in the original container, has a 5 year shelf life.

    However, once the diluted solution of one ounce of Control III to one gallon of water has been mixed, it can be used for up to 14 days. If the diluted solution becomes noticeably dirty then it should be changed sooner, even if 14 days has not passed. The Home Care Kit comes with Control III Test Strips which once immersed in the diluted solution will change color to indicate if the solution is still active and effective.
    What is Control III Disinfectant Germicide?
    This is a hospital grade germicide and disinfectant. It contains an extremely effective formula that has two unique quaternary compounds that act as a broad-spectrum disinfectant.
    Is Control III used extensively for respiratory therapy home care?
    Nationally, Control III is the trusted product of choice for disinfecting home care respiratory supplies and equipment.
    Is Control III environmentally friendly?
    Yes, it is. Control III breaks down quickly when released in septic or sewer systems and does not cause harm to human, plant or animal life.
    Is it effective against spores?
    No, it does not kill any spores.
    How does Control III kill bacteria without being highly toxic?
    Toxicity does not determine bactericidal effectiveness. The active ingredients in Control III attack the core structure of the bacterium by a chemical method of action while simultaneously having a low toxicity level.
    Is it effective in killing Tuberculosis?
    No, it does not kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, it is effective against many other common bacterium.
    Does it irritate the eyes and skin?
    The concentrated form of Control III, as it comes straight out of the bottle, is a primary irritant to the eyes and skin. Direct contact of the eyes or skin with the concentrated form of Control III Disinfectant should be avoided.

    However, once mixed with water per the instructions, the diluted solution is not an irritant to the skin or eyes.

    If you do get it in your eyes, rinse thoroughly for 15 minutes with water. If redness or irritation continues, please contact a doctor.
    Does the equipment need to be pre-cleaned prior to disinfecting?
    The most vital step in the disinfection of your equipment is proper pre-cleaning. It removes the initial dirt and grime or other matter which may have caused contamination of the equipment. Once pre-cleaned, all items should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water before disinfection.
    What should be used as a pre-cleaning agent?
    A mild detergent such as regular baby shampoo or a liquid dishwashing detergent without moisturizers or anti-bacterial ingredients should be used to pre-clean the equipment. Do not use bar or liquid hand soap. After the pre-cleanse, rinse all of the items to be disinfected with fresh water and then immerse in the diluted Control III solution. The proper dilution ratio for disinfecting home care respiratory equipment or supplies is one ounce of Control III concentrate per one gallon of water.
    What kind of container should be used to soak the equipment?
    It is recommended to use a polyethylene plastic container for the soaking required for disinfection. This type of bucket is available in the Control III Home Care Kit. When not in use, the solution should be kept in an air tight container to reduce the chance of evaporation and contamination. PVC containers are not recommended because after extended exposure to the Control III solution they may become tacky feeling.
    How long is it advised to soak the items for proper disinfection?
    The soak time required by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is 10 minutes. Soaking the items longer will not provide any greater levels of disinfection but will also not cause harm to the equipment. If natural rubber or PVC materials are soaked longer than 20 minutes undesirable results may occur such as a tacky feeling to the items. This is not harmful in and of itself but is probably something that would be displeasing.
    Is it necessary to rinse the items after disinfecting?
    After a 10 minute immersion in the Control III solution the equipment should be rinsed with hot tap water and allowed to air dry. If not using the disinfected equipment shortly afterwards, it should be covered with a clean towel until use or stored in a sealed container or a plastic bag.
    Is Control III concentrate harmed by temperature extremes?
    No, exposure to excessive heat or cold will not harm the Control III Disinfectant. If such exposure occurs, then naturally allow the concentrate to return to room temperature and then shake vigorously before use.
    How do I care for my mask?
    Masks should be washed daily with warm water and gentle soap or baby shampoo. Let the mask air dry. Never use antibacterial soap as it will break down the silicone of the mask cushion. Avoid soaps that include lotion which can coat the mask and cause it to lose its seal. A safe cleaner is the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Remember, going to bed with a clean face will improve your seal and protect the lifespan of your mask. Citrus Mask Wipes
    The best time to clean your mask is in the morning after use. This removes the oils left behind from your skin which can reduce the lifespan of your mask. We recommend using Mask Wipes to make daily morning cleaning easy. The mask wipes are made from materials that will not break down your mask.
    Citrus Mask Wipes
    How long will Control III last?
    The concentrated form, in the original container, has a 5 year shelf life.

    However, once the diluted solution of one ounce of Control III to one gallon of water has been mixed, it can be used for up to 14 days. If the diluted solution becomes noticeably dirty then it should be changed sooner, even if 14 days has not passed. The Home Care Kit comes with Control III Test Strips which once immersed in the diluted solution will change color to indicate if the solution is still active and effective.
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