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Windex® Disinfectant Cleaner - Citrus Fresh

COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Windex® product kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the direction for use against Rhinovirus Type 37 on hard non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website for additional information.Learn more

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Directions for Use:
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

To Clean: Spray surface and wipe with a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth.
NOTE: Do not use on glass, utensils or dishes. All food contact surfaces such as appliances and kitchen counter tops must be rinsed with water.

To Sanitize Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces: Pre-clean heavily soiled areas. Spray surface until thoroughly wet. Let stand for 10 seconds. Wipe.

To Disinfect Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces: Prep-clean heavily soiled areas. Spray surface until thoroughly wet. Let stand for 10 minutes. Wipe.


The scientific and regulatory communities have adopted a hierarchy that ranks viruses, from harder to kill on surfaces (high on the hierarchy) to easier to kill on surfaces (low on the hierarchy). If a disinfectant kills a virus higher on this scale, experts have demonstrated it will kill a virus lower on the scale. When used as directed, this product has efficacy against a virus higher on the scale than SARS-CoV-2. Based on this hierarchy, we believe that they will be effective against SARS-CoV-2.

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Can I use disinfectant products on products not listed on the label?
We do not recommend using disinfectant products to sanitize materials or surface areas not outlined on the product label. Using products as recommended by the label is central to ensuring that the product sanitizes appropriately. It is also important to carefully read the label to ensure that the selected product is appropriate for disinfecting areas, surfaces and materials from specific bacterium or viruses. 


What testing was done to now make this claim?
To date, public health organizations have provided guidance on which disinfectant products will work against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Laboratories have now obtained samples of SARS-CoV-2 and companies like SC Johnson have started testing disinfectants against this virus. Laboratory testing is the first step in determining disinfectant products’ effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 followed by approval from regulatory agencies such as, [INSERT REGULATORY AGENCY] a process that can take several months.

Registered Product

Products that are designed to control a specific pest - for example antimicrobial products that kill microorganisms or insecticides for use against bugs - are regulated in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

These are called "registered products" and include a wide variety of items such as disinfectants, antibacterial cleaners, insecticides and repellents.

Registered products include one or more "Active Ingredient" - the substance that controls the specific pest - as well as inert ingredients such as stabilizers, propellants, fragrance or other items that complete the formula.

To be as clear as possible about registered products, as well as consistent with government requirements, descriptions of registered products within this site use the format you see above. The active ingredient is listed at the top, with the other (inert) ingredients below.

Always remember that registered products are designed for specific and important uses. It's against the law to use a registered product in a way that's inconsistent with the label.