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PRICING

What is included in the price?

The price you see is the price you pay, only the shipment cost will be calculated and added at checkout. There are no added extras or nasty surprises. The price includes the product, taxes, duties, handling fees.

You can try it for 30 days, then if you’re not completely satisfied, return it and we’ll give you a full refund. Products bought without discount code can be returned internationally free of charge from the countries listed in our web store www.bombol.com. For products bought with discount code, we will help you to get the best rate for the return shipment.

Do you offer financing on purchases?

No we don’t.

SHIPPING

Where does Bombol ship?

At the moment we ship to the U.S., Canada, Europe (all countries, but unfortunately not yet to U.K. and Ireland), Asia Pacific (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam), Australia and New-Zealand. (The only exception is the bamboo bouncer which we currently don't ship to the U.S. and Canada.)

But we want to bring Bombol to the whole world as soon as we can. So if your country’s not shown here, email us at shop@bombol.com and we’ll give you the best rate we can find.

All prices are listed in USD unless indicated differently.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated based on normal courier fees and is traceable on all orders from our e-shops to the U.S., Canada, Europe (all countries, but unfortunately not yet to U.K. and Ireland), Asia Pacific (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam), Australia and New-Zealand. We will always ship from the warehouse closest to you.

Please allow one to two full business days for us to process your order before shipping.

Do I have to pay duties & taxes on my order?

No you don’t. We want to make concerns about duties and taxes a thing of the past and we’ve worked hard to make this a reality. Duties, taxes and handling fees are included in the cost of your order. The price you see is all-in - no nasty surprises.

Do you ship to P.O. Boxes?

Sorry, no. Because we ship with various courier services, we can’t deliver to a P.O. Box address.

When will I receive my order?

Your order will arrive within 7-15 business days, depending on your location. Please expect delays to delivery time due to the large volume of orders during Black Friday and Christmas period.

How do I track my order?

You can track your order using the Order Tracking Code that we’ll send you. If your delivery service doesn’t have a record of your order, it may not be in the system yet. We recommend waiting and trying again the following business day.

How do I send items to multiple addresses?

If you’re ordering multiple quantities of the same item and want to send them to different addresses, please make sure you add each item to your cart separately. You’ll then be able to specify the different addresses on the Shipping page in Checkout.

How will my order be packed?

All items will be shipped in a standard Bombol gift box. Each product is carefully packed to give you peace of mind and shipment insurance is included.

Can I cancel my order if I change my mind?

Any items that are in stock normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed. We will accept cancellation of your order for items that have not shipped. Just email us at shop@bombol.com.

Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. Custom and special order items cannot be cancelled.

Can Bombol change my delivery address after the order is paid and confirmed?

No we cannot. Once the order has been paid and confirmed, the order is sent automatically to our logistics partner. At this point it is not possible for us to change the address anymore. If the parcel is returned due to a wrong delivery address, shipment costs will be deducted from the refund.

So please make sure you insert correct information at the checkout page.

RETURN

What's this I hear about a 30-day trial? And what's your return policy?

It’s pretty straightforward: once you receive your Bombol product you have 30 days to try it out, Instagram it, travel with it, tell all your friends about it and generally get to know it. If at any point during those first 30 days you decide it’s not for you, just send it back and we’ll give you a refund – no questions asked.

Products bought without discount code can be returned internationally free of charge. For products bought with the “Welcome” discount code, we will help you to get the best rate for the return shipment. Discounted products such as warehouse clearance sales or special promotion campaigns will not be taken back.

How do I return it?

First, send us an email at shop@bombol.com.

For products bought without discount code, the international return is free of charge and we’ll send you a free shipping label. For products bought with discount code, we will help you arrange the pickup at the best rate we can get for you.

Then, just pack the product back in its original packaging and attach the label. After receipt, we’ll inspect it, and if the goods are not damaged and in a state for re-selling, your money will be refunded to the original account from which you paid within 30 days.

Are any products excluded from your return policy?

Yes. Unfortunately we can’t offer refunds on discounted goods bought during promotion campaigns, goods ordered outside our web store www.bombol.com or bespoke goods.

We also can’t offer a refund on parts of a product, for example, the New Born Kit (NBK) cannot be refounded seperately unless it is returned with the bouncer.

What if I have a return from a country that Bombol’s shop does not ship to?

If you want to return an order that’s not from a country on our delivery list during the 30-day period, please email shop@bombol.com and we’ll do all we can to find you the cheapest rate possible. Original shipping fees are non-refundable.

Please clearly mark that this is a return on the Commercial Invoice and send to:

BOMBOL LIMITED;Unit 602, 6/F, Kowloon Centre;33 Ashley Road;Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 999077 Hong Kong

POP-UP™ BOOSTER

Can I use Pop-Up in the car?

No! Pop-Up is not a car seat. It has been designed and tested for domestic use when mounted on an adult chair.

From when can my child start using the booster?

You can start using the Pop-up booster from the moment your child can sit up by himself or herself, which on average is 6 months old.

Is it safe enough to sit also bigger children?

Yes! The secret lies in the triangular geometry of our origami design. The triangle is the only geometric shape that cannot be deformed even when the corners are hinges. When the booster is opened, a whole lot of triangles are locking into place to create a construction that’s similar to a crane or a bridge.

As a matter of fact, to develop the origami we made countless samples out of 1.2 mm paper and adhesive tape. Once we had a paper sample that was collapsible and our adult designer could stand safely on it when opened, we had proof the mechanical design was sound.

Then we submitted Pop-Up to the toughest booster safety norm ASTM F2640 which requires a booster to resist a 25kg drop test 500 times. And to give you peace of mind, we dropped 75kg onto Pop-Up, not 500, but 20,000 times to comply with the international safety standard for furniture, EN1728:2012. It didn’t break.

Until what age can my child use the booster?

The age limits are prescribed by the safety norms that are applicable in your area. The Pop-Up booster is compliant with the EU booster safety norms which puts a limit of 3 years old or 15kg. The Pop-Up booster is equally compliant with the U.S. booster safety norms which put a limit of 5 years. They are different because the mechanical tests used to certify the product are different. The toughest one is the US where a booster needs to survive 500 poundings with 22.7kg (50 lbs). To be on the safe side, we tested the Pop-Up booster with 20.000 poundings of 75kg, in other words it was submitted to the same test as an adult chair. It passed!

Is Pop-Up certified?

Yes. Pop-Up complies with the international safety standard for boosters, EN 16120:2014 and ASTM F2640.

The toughest booster safety norm ASTM F2640 requires a booster to resist a 25kg drop test 500 times. To give you peace of mind, we dropped 75kg onto Pop-Up, not 500, but 20,000 times to comply with the international safety standard for furniture, EN1728:2012. It didn’t break.

How portable is Pop-Up?

We don’t know about any other padded booster seats that weight just 1.2 kg and you can slide into your bag and pop open when you need it. It is like Mary Poppins’ magical bag.

Is the booster easy to clean?

Yes. The fabric has a non-toxic coating that resists water and even tomato sauce and olive oil. The seat and backrest are a continuous surface, so no food can get trapped in the seams. Just a rinse and a wipe, and the booster is good as new.

Mess tends to go everywhere, so we also made the belt entirely detachable so you can wash it in the washing machine.

Can Pop-Up be mounted on all chairs?

On pretty much all chairs, yes. The large shoulder strap of the bag double up as large safety belts which run under and behind the chair. So as long as it’s not a closed-in sofa-like chair, Pop-Up can be safely mounted.

Does Pop-Up have a five-way or a three-way safety harness?

Pop-Up comes with a super-safe five-way harness. The shoulder straps are elastic to guarantee maximum comfort and you don’t need to adjust the shoulder straps when the booster is used by more children.

BAMBOO 3DKNIT™ BOUNCER

Bamboo 3Dknit™ Bouncer looks so simple. What’s so different about it?

First, Bamboo 3Dknit™ is not just a traditional bouncer for babies. It transforms from a cradling hammock with bespoke support for newborns that prevents slumping, to a comfy chair that stimulates a baby`s wriggling skills, to a lounger for 5-year-old toddlers, extending Bamboo’s lifetime by a couple of years.

Second, it does not just bounce gently to soothe your baby; the patented Dynamic Backrest (DBR) gives your baby the freedom to change position from playing to resting without your help.

Third, you can adjust the bouncer in an infinite amount of positions without removing your baby or disturbing their rest. And a nice bonus is the minimal and elegant design that blends seamlessly into any contemporary interior.

I’m choosing between the Bamboo™ and Bamboo 3Dknit™ bouncer. Which is more recommended?

Bamboo 3DKnit™ is an improved updated version of our Bamboo™ bouncer. Bamboo 3DKnit™ can be used from new born and up. Bamboo™ on the other hand needs a separately sold New Born cushion to be used from the beginning. The 3D knitted Dynamic Backrest™ is more comfortable and totally breathable.If you look for better performance and longer use, we would recommend the Bamboo 3DKnit™.

What are the main differences between the Bamboo™ bouncer with NewBorn Kit™ and the Bamboo 3Dknit™ version?

Bamboo 3DKnit™ is an improved updated version of our Bamboo™ bouncer. Bamboo 3DKnit™ can be used from new born and up. Bamboo™ on the other hand needs a separately sold New Born cushion to be used from the beginning. The 3D knitted Dynamic Backrest™ is more comfortable and totally breathable.If you look for better performance and longer use, we would recommend the Bamboo 3DKnit™.

The frame bounces so gently but holds up a five years todler. How is that possible?

Aluminium is a very elastic and very resistant lightweight material. The thin design of the upper part allows Bamboo to translate even the smallest movements of the baby into gentle bouncing. The patented 3D curves make the thin aluminium bar mechanically sound and extremely resistant. The result of this delicate mix is a frame with amazing precision mechanics. Plus, because there’s no regulating mechanism, there are fewer parts to potentially break.

What exactly is the patented Dynamic Backrest (DBR)?

A traditional bouncer traps your baby into one of 3 inclanations of the fixed sitting position you choose for her or him. Bamboo 3Dknit™ gives your baby freedom of movement thanks to the Dynamic Backrest (DBR). This patented feature works a bit like an articulated office chair that follows your movements while giving you good support. In other words the chair adapts to the child, not vice versa. This very ergonomic solution helps your baby actively discover his or her body and develop muscles and movement coordination.

How do I use Bamboo 3Dknit™?

Bamboo 3Dknit™ has no regulating mechanisms, buttons or electronic gadgets. It is designed to operate autonomously to give your child maximum comfort, and give you peace of mind.

The only thing you can operate is the lock for the Dynamic Backrest (DBR). And should your baby want to rest while sitting up, all you have to do is unlock the DBR and bring your baby gently to the resting position without disturbing them.

Why the name Bamboo?

During our research we considered bamboo as a material, which is widely used in Asia for its combination of low weight, strength and flexibility. Although bamboo alone didn’t prove adequate for our bouncer’s construction, it became the reference point of what we wanted to achieve with our design.

My kid is a bit on the wild side, how much can the frame take?

It’s virtually impossible for a child to break the frame because of the absence of a delicate regulating mechanism. When your child jumps onto Bamboo, it can fold in two without the risk of breaking. The 3D curve makes sure that the frame returns right back to the same position.

Can I store Bamboo 3Dknit™ easily?

If you wish to store Bamboo 3Dknit™ you can quickly take teh frame apart and pack it away. Please do not recommend keep Bamboo 3Dknit™ forcefully deformed as it causes permanent deformation of the frame.

How to clean the bouncer if it gets dirty?

The seat cover is machine washable with cold water and mild detergent. Do NOT use softener.

When can my child start sitting in Bamboo?

Bamboo is suitable for babies from about 3.5kg or 7.7 lbs.

How long can my child sit in the baby rocker each time?

Your child can sit in the Bamboo 3Dknit™ bouncer as long as he or she is happy. Rests are also fine as long as it is not for extended periods of time. Please remember, a baby bouncer does not substitute a bed. For this reason we recommend keeping an eye on your child’s needs and regularly taking them out of the baby bouncer for sleeps.

Is Bamboo 3Dknit™ certified?

Absolutely! Bamboo 3Dknit™ has been fully and exclusively tested by Intertek, the renowned and accredited external safety institute. Bamboo 3Dknit™ complies with the strict European safety norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles. Reclined cradles.) and North American ASTM F2167-19, and is probably the only bouncer that also complies with EN1728:2012-clause 6.17 for adult furniture, meaning it can be safely used by children up to five years old. Every single component is compliant with the CPSIA and REACH, one of the strictest norms to date regulating chemical substances.

Bombol says that Bamboo 3Dknit™ is certified up to a five years old toddler, but the label on the bouncer says it is only up to 9kg. How come?

Don’t worry, Bamboo 3Dknit™ is fully certified. The reason for this odd difference lies within the nature of the certifications. The norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles, reclined cradles) is designed for tradtional bouncers and only allows certification for 6 kg or 9kg, full stop. Part of the requirements to get the certification is that the maximum weight is indicated permanently on the product. So Bombol has to carry the 9kg limit on the label. Bamboo’s innovation lies in the fact that it’s not only a plain baby bouncer, but that it can be transformed into a sturdy chaise longue. So, Bamboo has a second certification - EN 1728:2012 - as furniture in order to “upgrade” its weight limit to 18kg.

What kind of test guarantees that my child can use Bamboo 3Dknit™ up to a five years old toddler?

Bamboo 3Dknit™ went through some serious testing before claiming to be the toughest of its kind. The EN 1728:2012 requires the bouncer to withstand 20,000 drop cycles of 100 kg on the seat and 30 kg on the backrest without any damage.

How should I wash the fabric seat of my bouncer?

The fabric is easy to take off and should be machine-washed separately (30°C). Please remove the inserted rigid supports from their internal pockets before washing. We recommend a gentle, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. It would damage the 3D spacer.

Are any accessories available for Bamboo 3Dknit™?

No, Bamboo 3Dknit™ comes all in. There is no need for add-ons to extend the functionality.

How ecological is How can you clean the bouncer if it gets dirty ?

We’ve taken several steps to reduce the environmental footprint of Bamboo 3Dknit™.

First, we’ve extended the lifetime of the product as much as possible because what is not thrown away does not pollute. We encourage you to pass on the bouncer frame (after checking it’s still in good working order) and only change the fabric seat if needed.

Second, by counting on you to do part of the assembling of the frame, we reduce the packing size. Smaller packaging reduces shipping air, and thus reduces the carbon emission from transportation.

And third, what happens with Bombol when you don’t need it anymore? Bamboo is almost entirely made of recyclable materials. The materials are unified as much as possible to make differentiated recycling easy: the frame is almost entirely aluminium, the seat fabrics and 3D spacer are entirely polyester, and the supports are 100% PE, which can be recycled with your plastic bottles.

BLAST UV™ DISINFECTOR

Why not just use disposable wipes?

A quick wipe with sanitizing or disinfecting wipes does not disinfect an object. They only work on hard surfaces and not on soft ones like fabric.

Disinfecting wipes contain chemical solutions that need time to work, generally a few minutes. During this “contact time”, you should leave the disinfectant on the surface without drying or rinsing it. After the contact time is up, you can rinse off the chemical residue.>

These chemical solutions, including disinfecting alcohol, can also damage certain surfaces like touch screens. All mobile device companies prohibit the use of disinfectants on their screens. Some allow for a ‘gentle application’ of 70% isopropyl alcohol (70% IPA), but this concentration is not strong enough to kill all the germs.

Disposable wipes are also, well, disposable. After usage, they are thrown away and they end up on landfills, clog up our sewage systems and contaminate our seas and oceans.

Why is UV-C light the best way to disinfect your belongings?

UV-C light disinfection utilizes the shortest wavelength of the ultraviolet light. At these wavelengths, the high-energy light waves destroy the nucleic acids and break apart DNA and RNA of any living organism, preventing bacteria and viruses to reproduce.

In nature, the ozone layer of the atmosphere protects us from the dangerous UV-C exposure by absorbing the UV-C light emitted by the sun. That is why all living organisms on earth never had to develop a natural defence mechanism against the high-energy UV-C rays, making bacteria, viruses and even superbugs defenceless against the deadly efficiency of UV-C light.

UV-C light does not leave chemical residues behind, does not produce harmful smelly ozone and produces no waste. It kills the nasties without hurting the planet.

Can all UV light disinfect?

No, not all UV light is capable of sanitizing. UV light can be divided in 3 major categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C based on their wavelengths.
• UV-A (315 nm to 400 nm) gives you that nice summer tan.
• UV-B (280 to 315 nm) is less friendly and responsible for sun burns.
• UV-C (100 nm to 280 nm) is the most dangerous because it is extremely effective at disrupting the genetic makeup of any living organism.
This is why only UV-C light is highly effective in killing bacteria and inactivating viruses.

Is UV-C light harmful to humans?

It can be. UV-C light is harmful to all living organisms, including humans, when the UV-C dose is big enough. So please stay away from any UV-C devices that can expose you to direct UV-C light. If they are strong enough to kill germs, they are strong enough to damage your cells as well.

How does Blast UV™ compare to a normal UV-C sanitizer?

Blast UV™ has a disinfection rate of 99.9998% for the tested bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli (SGS Test Report n. GZF20-026061-01) and 99.9921% for the Human Coronavirus 229E (SGS Test Report n. XMF20-007600-01), compared to the average disinfection rate of 99.9% for bacteria of most UV-C disinfecting or sanitizing devices out there.

To compare, you should not look at the UV-C source power output, but the “UV-C dose”. It means that to be fully disinfected, an object needs to be exposed by strong enough UV-C radiation for a long enough period of time from all sides.

Thanks to the combination of the 3 ultra-powerful UV-C LEDs to make sure the UV-C radiation is still strong enough when it reaches the bottom of Blast UV™ and the ultra-reflective UV-C lining to make the most of the emitted UV-C light, Blast UV™ delivers a blistering UV-C dose of 80mJ/cm2 in 5 minutes. That’s almost 10 times what is needed to kill common bacteria in lab test conditions.

Why does Blast UV™ use such strong UV-C LEDs?

Lab tests are often performed by putting the germs up close to the LEDs, but inside any UV-C disinfection device, the objects are actually further away from the UV-C source and therefore the UV-C radiation is less intense at the surface of the object resulting in inferior disinfection performance. To guarantee enough UV-C radiation everywhere - even at the bottom of Blast UV™ - we use 3 ultra-powerful, sapphire, gold-plated 20mW UV-C LEDs.

What is so special about the Porex Virtek® lining?

It is common believe that mirror or metallic surfaces reflect all light, but the truth is they absorb quite a bit of the UV-C light. To make the most from the all the UV-C light from the powerful LED’s, Blast UV™ uses the high-tech Porex Virtek® lining that reflects more than 80% of the UV-C light, thus intensifying the UV-C dose at the surface of the object.

Unlike metallic or reflective surfaces, Porex Virtek® is also UL-F2 certified, meaning it cannot oxidize or be altered by UV-C light so it will remain efficient over time.

And last, the UL-F2 certification means that Porex Virtek® is a guaranteed barrier against the high energy UV-C radiation. A bit like lead for radioactive radiation. In other words, it makes sure no harmful UV-C light can escape.

How does Blast UV disinfects from all angles?

First, the Porex Virtek® lining has a 360° Lambertian reflective effect. It means that it scatters the reflected UV-C light in all directions, reaching every corner inside Blast UV™. Second, your object sits suspended on a transparent surface, so the UV-C light can reach the underside of your object.

These two design features means that you don’t need to flip your object over for a second disinfection cycle.

How long does Blast UV™ take to disinfect?

One disinfection cycle takes 5 minutes. Other disinfectors might boast shorter cycles, but because the UV-C dose is directly related to the exposure time, it also means that shorter disinfection cycles will be by definition less efficient.

How can I be sure that Blast UV™ really disinfects?

Don't just take our word for it. Blast UV™ was tested by SGS International to certify the efficacy against bacteria and viruses. The test was not performed with the pathogens up close to the LEDs, but 75 mm distance which is the furthest point an object can be from the LEDs inside Blast UV™.

And even at that distance, Blast UV™ delivers a blistering UV-C Dose of 80mJ/cm2 that is 10 times the amount of energy you need to inactivate common bacteria.

Is Blast UV™ effective in inactivating the Sars-Cov-2 virus that cause Covid-19?

At this moment, we cannot test against the Sars-Cov-2 virus because there are very few Biosafety Labs with Level 3 clearance, and they are largely busy with the fight against the pandemic.

Following the guidelines of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and TGA (Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration), we tested Blast UV™ against the internationally recommended Sars-Cov-2 surrogate which is the Human Coronavirus 229E. SGS International independently tested and certified that Blast UV™ inactivated 99.9921% of the virus Human Coronavirus 229E (SGS Test Report n. XMF20-007600-01).

According to the SGS and Harrens Laboratories test reports, Blast UV™ has a killing log value of up to 8 for bacteria and 4.1 for viruses. What does it mean?

“Log” is the abbreviation for Logarithmic reduction. It’s the standard used by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) for quantifying disinfection rate. It is an exponential scale that ranges from 1 to 6 where an increase of one Log means killing 10 time more nasties. This means that a Log-2 device leaves 100 times more bacteria alive to breed and infect than a log-4 device.

Let’s have a look at what this means to a colony of 1 million bacteria.
• Log-1: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 100,000 bacteria so 90% reduction;
• Log-2: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 10,000 bacteria so 99% reduction;
• Log-3: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 1,000 bacteria so 99.9% reduction;
• Log-4: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 100 bacteria so 99.99% reduction;
• Log-5: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 10 bacteria so 99.999% reduction;
• Log-6: the 1M bacteria are reduced to 1 bacterium so 99.9999% reduction.

With a reduction rate of 99.9999%, Log-6 is the highest disinfection reduction rate and is considered surgical grade. Blast UV™ has a killing log value of up to 8, or 99.999999% reduction of bacteria, and a killing log value of 4.1 or 99.9921% reduction of virus.

Is my phone really that dirty?

The most touched objects are often the dirtiest. An average person looks at their phone 96 times per day and only washes their hands 8.6 times per day. In between each pick up you are constantly touching doorknobs, tables, chairs, keyboards, mouses, etc. All the nasties we touch are transferred to our phone. In addition, our phones are warm and stored in dark places like purses and pockets, creating the perfect conditions for germs to multiply at an accelerated rate. This makes your phone home to more germs than an average public restroom.

Blast UV™ uses harmful UV-C light. Is it safe and was it independently tested and certified?

Yes! Blast UV™ was tested by UL and SGS International to certify the compliance with:
• The safety international standards such as American UL499, Canadian CSA 22.2 n64, European EN 60335-1
• The electromagnetic standards EMC and FCC.
• The chemical substance regulations REACH and ROHS standards that means it is free of lead, phthalate, and other banned, harmful substances.
• Blast UV™ doesn’t create or release harmful ozone.

SGS Laboratories tested the efficacy against bacteria such as Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli and virus such as Human Coronavirus 229E (ASTM and TGA Sars-Cov-2 recommended surrogate). Inactivation rate was more than 99.999% for bacteria and more than 99.99% for the virus tests.

Is it okay to expose my phone, my credit card and other objects to UV-C rays?

Yes. While it is true that prolonged exposure to UV rays can discolour certain materials,the level of UV-C exposure during a disinfection cycle is enough to destroy germs, bacteria and inactivate viruses but not nearly enough to damage your devices or objects in any way.

UV-C light is not it corrosive unlike many disinfecting chemicals, making UV-C disinfection by far a safer alternative for your objects.

What items can I disinfect with Blast UV™?

If it fits, you can disinfect it. Some of the most common items you can disinfect are pacifiers, baby bottles, cutlery, phones, face masks, keys, jewellery, watches, remote controls, eyeglasses, pens, wallets, credit cards, and makeup.

Blast UV™ can also fit the largest models of the most popular brands including Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi as well as an 11 ounces baby milk bottle.

How can I be sure that Blast UV™ LEDs are turned on during the disinfection cycle?

UV-C light is harmful to all living organisms, including humans. So never check by looking at a working LED as UV-C light is invisible anyways.

That is why we designed a clever way to show you safely on the outside that the UV-C LEDs on the inside are working correctly. Each of the 3 LED’s has a corresponding black thermochromic dot on the outside of top lid. When the UV-C LEDs are switched on, they warm up, which in turn makes the thermochromic dots change from black to red. Once the cycle is finished, the LED’s cool instantly, and the thermochromic dots slowly turn back to black. It’s a simple yet reliable way for Blast UV™ to make the invisible visible, safely.

What is the difference between a UVC fluorescent lamp and the UV-C LEDs?

While UV-C tube lamps are still used in many UV-C sanitizers today, it’s an old technology with many downsides. They are not power-efficient, contain lots of mercury, are fragile and can take up to 30 minutes warm up time resulting in long disinfection times. They can also produce heat and harmful ozone. They’re also short lived with a maximum operating life of around 1000 hours, meaning they are likely to stop working after only a few months of use. Lastly, they will be globally banned soon because of the mercury toxicity thanks to the Minamata Convention.

UV-C LEDs on the other side - like those used in Blast UV™ - have high efficiency and low power consumption, are mercury-free and shock-resistant, activate instantly and last up to 10,000 hours or approximately 10 years of normal daily use. This makes them the best choice for a portable UV-C disinfector.

Are all UV-C disinfectors or sanitizers safe?

No. Many UV-C disinfectors or sanitizers like the wand models can accidentally expose the user to direct UV-C light. These cannot pass the safety regulations, and therefore cannot be certified.

Blast UV™ is safe and certified because it is designed to turn on ONLY when the 3 safety interlocks are all engaged so the disinfection chamber is completely sealed. If the box is accidentally opened when the UV-C LEDs are on, they will be instantly switched off. This safety mechanism is independently certified by UL. The UVC disinfection process will resume once the box is closed again.

In addition, the Porex Virtek® is one of the few high-tech UL-F2 certified materials, meaning it acts as a barrier to UV-C light.

These two features combined guarantee there is no risk to accidental high-energy UV-C light exposure.

How is Blast UV™ powered?

Blast UV™ comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable and requires a USB-C power input of 5V/1A. Blast UV™ can be powered by a USB-A wall adapter, car charger, computer or any power bank, so it is easy to use anywhere, any time.

Can I carry Blast UV™ in my carry-on bag while traveling and passing through airport security checkpoints?

Yes. Blast UV™ does not contain a battery, so you can drop it either in your carry-on bag or check-in baggage.