Are Clorox Wipes Flammable?

Clorox Wipes are not flammable according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Clorox Disinfecting Wipes do not contain flammable liquids or vapors.

However, in the event of a fire where Clorox Wipes are present, the MSDS recommends extinguishing with alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder, or water fog, whichever fire-extinguishing media is suitable for the surrounding fire. Do not use a water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

What Makes Clorox Wipes Fire Resistant?

Clorox Wipes are made of water and chemicals such as fragrances, hexoxyethanol, alkyl dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride, and isopropyl alcohol, most of which are non-flammable ingredients.

Isopropyl alcohol is the only flammable chemical in Clorox Wipes; however, the large percentage of water (around 30%) counteracts the flammability of the isopropyl alcohol, making Clorox Disinfecting wipes not flammable or combustible material.

With that said, Clorox Wipes that dry out and lose their water protection, can catch fire. Therefore you should store them properly inside the manufacturer’s container and dispose of them safely by not tossing used wipes in a fireplace or placing them near open flames or heat sources.

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