Molten USA has received many inquiries regarding how best to clean and/or sanitize volleyballs, as the 2020 club volleyball travel season continues in the midst of the current virus unease.  In brief analysis, the use of sanitizing wipes inclusive of bleach or similar disinfectant have proven to be effective against emerging viral pathogens.  However due to the porous surface of the leather and composite volleyballs, tests have not confirmed the ability to kill the novel coronavirus.  When using the wipes, it is suggested to place the wipe in one hand while thoroughly rotating the ball to ensure cleaning of the entire surface. Once the entire surface has been cleansed, the ball will need to dry prior to being placed back in use.  Please note due to the chemical properties in the wipes, some of the ink on the ball may be removed.  Alcohol wipes have resulted in damage to the product and are not recommended at this time.

 

Always consult your doctor for medical advice. There are currently no vaccines to protect you against human coronavirus infections, For more information please refer to the CDC website at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.