With each and every interaction throughout the day, the products we use can be exposed to bacteria, which can double in number every twenty minutes. Kwikset safety knobs and hardware with Microban antimicrobial product protection stops
microbes at the door.
Microbes, such as harmful bacteria, can be found on the surface of products used throughout the home. Kwikset door hardware featuring Microban technology has an added layer of protection against the growth of bacteria to protect the hardware.
99.9% cleaner than unprotected surfaces.
Bacteria can double every 20 minutes on unprotected surfaces, but Kwikset Door Hardware with Microban protection works to continuously fight off microbes and protect the hardware.
Microban technology works around the clock to protect the hardware you use everyday. The antimicrobial coating is incorporated into the finish during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. Microban lasts for the lifetime
of the hardware finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
An antimicrobial is a substance that acts to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and suppresses microorganism reproduction. This provides an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria that can cause stains, odors
and product deterioration.
Microban® technology is available on select Kwikset® products. Look for the Microban® sticker on Kwikset® packaging.
Microban® protection is incorporated into the finish of select Kwikset® knobs and levers during our manufacturing process. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban® protection penetrates the cell wall
of the microorganism and disrupts the cell, making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce.
Microban® protection continuously prevents the uncontrolled growth of microbes that cause stains, odors
and product degradation. Microban® protection makes the products in your home easier to clean and keeps them cleaner and fresher between cleanings.
Microban® antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria that cause stains, odors
and product degradation. Microban® technology is not designed to protect users from
disease causing microorganisms.
Consumer safety is a fundamental concern for us. The Microban® antimicrobials used in Kwikset® finishes are approved by the US EPA and have a history of safe use in door hardware. Because Microban®’s antimicrobial additives
are built into our products themselves, using our products does not result in consumer exposures or transmission directly into the environment in the way that products like disinfectants or liquid antibacterial soaps do during use.
Additionally, Kwikset® products never contain triclosan or triclocarban.
No, Kwikset® does not manufacture any products that contain triclosan or triclocarban. Kwikset® is committed to delivering unmatched quality to our consumers and puts the safety of our customers above all else.
Microban® protection is incorporated to the finish of select Kwikset® products during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. The effectiveness of Microban® is contingent on the life of the finish. If
the finish is degraded in the future, the Microban® efficacy may be compromised. Kwikset® offers a lifetime finish warranty on all products, in the
event the finish of your product is damaged Kwikset® would replace the product.