LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A dirty puddle. A city sidewalk. The bathroom floor. Any parent will tell you that babies tend to drop small items - like pacifiers or bottle nipples - in the dirtiest of places, at the most inconvenient of times. And with increasing concerns about children's exposure to bacteria, germs and viruses, families, now more than ever, are seeking solutions to protect their babies from resulting sickness. Global baby lifestyle brand, Munchkin, is revolutionizing how parents keep their little ones healthy with the introduction of its newest innovation, the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer. A "tiny but mighty" device, the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer packs a mean punch in the fight against germs, bacteria and viruses and, in a quick 59 seconds, provides parents and their little ones with a clean they can trust.
Munchkin has joined with 59S, a leader in UV-LED technology, to shine a light on virus and germ protection for little ones. In just 59 seconds, the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer harnesses the power of the sun and uses UV-C light to eliminate 99+% of bacteria, viruses and germs - including Staph, E. coli, RSV, Salmonella, Kleb, and Influenza - from small baby items like pacifiers and bottle nipples. The UV-C light utilized has been trusted in hospitals to kill bacteria and viruses by breaking down their DNA at the molecular level and powers the Munchkin 59s Mini Sterilizer to remove germs without the use of heat, harsh chemicals or water. Designed with today's families in mind, the product can be used at home or on-the-go as it easily fits into (or attaches on to) purses and diaper bags.
"We are very excited about what the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer means for the health and wellbeing of parents and their children," says Munchkin CEO & Founder, Steven Dunn. "We are taking the technology used to sanitize hospital operating rooms and are making it portable and affordable. This is just the beginning of our new wave of Munchkin tech products. We are working with the top designers and engineers around the world and in different industries to find and develop innovative solutions for parenting."
To demonstrate the efficacy of the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer, Munchkin recently collaborated with "Kate the Chemist," Dr. Kate Biberdorf, a popular science communicator, author and Associate Professor of Instruction in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Leveraging her science-savvy skills, and deep knowledge of the power of UV-C light, Dr. Biberdorf joined with the Munchkin team to create a video showing how the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer quickly and safely eradicates harmful bacteria, viruses and germs from everyday baby essentials.
"I am so excited to help Munchkin introduce the Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer, a product that truly brings to life the power - and coolness - of science," said Dr. Biberdorf. "As someone who utilizes UV-C technology in their teaching lab every day, I know what an effective tool it can be in combating germs and bacteria - a topic that is certainly relevant to all of us, especially parents, these days. The Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer might be tiny but it is certainly mighty and I think it's a great product for any family to have in their arsenal."
The Munchkin 59S Mini Sterilizer is now available for purchase online at Munchkin.com and Amazon.com, and through select retail destinations nationwide, including Target, Walmart, Meijer, Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath and Beyond.
California-based Munchkin has been providing parents with innovative products for 30 years. A global leader in children's feeding & care products, Munchkin has 261 patents to-date and has earned more than 180 product awards. Munchkin products are sold in more than 45 countries around the world. Munchkin is on a mission to be the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world.