Evaluation: ClorDiSys Solutions Flashbox-mini Countertop UV Disinfection Device
June 21, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance
The Flashbox-mini is a poor choice for a countertop UV disinfection device. The device generates sufficient ultraviolet C (UVC) dosage to achieve a 3-log (99.9%) reduction in Clostridium difficile(C. diff) spores on a clean surface within the default 60-second disinfection cycle. It also met our criteria for workflow, maintenance, and total cost of ownership. However, the device has several significant safety issues, including that it can operate with the door ajar and/or bottom open, posing a UVC exposure hazard to nearby personnel; it has not been tested according to established International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) standards to ascertain the basic safety and performance of medical electrical equipment; and it does not have an indicator light to alert users to the need for bulb replacement prior to bulb burnout.
The Flashbox-mini**UV Disinfection Chamber. (Image courtesy of ClorDiSys Solutions.)