Leading toy company Magformers UK today joined the global fight against Covid-19 with the launch of its new DOTHAMS™ UV-C Steriliser Storage Box.

Proven to kill up 99.9% of deadly germs and viruses using powerful ultraviolet light, the DOTHAMS™ steriliser box has been designed by Magformers’ owners, Gymworld Inc, a company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and with a proud 28-year history of working in the play and education markets.

Simply plug it in, load it up with toys or other household and workplace items, close the lid…and its UV-C LED light gets to work, helping to fight the threat from coronaviruses and other potentially fatal bugs, including e-coli and salmonella.

The box is available now to pre-order for £169.99 at with limited stock arriving in the UK in March.

Magformers UK Ltd managing director, David Kelly, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic will change our hygiene habits forever. The focus that the virus has made us all have on cleanliness – and the increased awareness it created in germ transmission – makes the DOTHAMS steriliser box essential in the home, workplace, nurseries, schools and leisure facilities.

“It is a highly-effective, useful tool in the fight against deadly viruses. Even with vaccines being rolled out, we will be living with Covid-19 for a long time, possibly forever. The DOTHAMS box provides a permanent and easy way for families to sterilise and store everyday items that are shared between family members, particularly mobile phones, tablets and laptops.” The DOTHAMS™ steriliser box is made from a rigid High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and is initially available in a large 50-litre size, making it considerably tougher and bigger than other collapsible fabric UV-C boxes.

The use of a premium UV-C lamp made in Korea (a world leader in semiconductors and the home of global electronic giants Samsung and LG) also distinguishes the DOTHAMS™ box from inferior competitors.

Added David Kelly: “Quality and safety were paramount in the design of the DOTHAMS steriliser box. It is a clear leader in the category when it comes to build quality, performance and size. And, aesthetically, it also looks great in any home when used as a storage box.

“We know that in the months to come consumers will see an influx of cheap, inferior steriliser boxes as demand for them increases. But none will give the peace of mind, or deliver the outstanding functionality and performance, of the DOTHAMS box.”

With safety at the forefront, the box features an automatic shutoff whenever the lid is opened, preventing users from being exposed to the strong UV-C light.

The DOTHAMS® box uses a continuous blast of far UV-C light at the 275nm wavelength to kill viruses, germs and bacteria. In the case of Covid-19, scientific research1 has shown that UV-C damages the genetic make-up of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s cells, which makes them unable to reproduce and therefore incapable of spreading infection.  

UV-C light has been fighting germs for more than a century and is widely used to sterilise surgical and medical equipment and rooms and drinking water.

Find out more here on how to Pre-order