Nintendo’s customer service in Japan has had to advise Nintendo Switch owners not to use alcohol to clean their Joy-Con. Their translated social media post reads:
“Recently, customers have been asking whether they can disinfect their Nintendo Switch consoles and Joy-Cons with alcohol. We are very sorry, but please avoid using alcohol as plastic parts may fade or deform.”
It’s understandable that due to the current global situation folk would want their electronics to be clean, but Nintendo has advised “for cleaning purposes, please use a soft dry cloth,”.