Sept 2017, Dublin, Ireland Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body (CB) for allergy labelling, today announced that certain products in the AllerCot bedding line from Indo Count have passed the relevant Certification Standards. The listed products will now be added to the certification product database (CPD) and will therefore be eligible to join one or more of the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Programs in association with the relevant national patient advocacy group. The products will also now be findable on the certification web site and the companion app which is available in the App store and Google play.
How did IndoCount obtain the certification for AllerCot?
This Certification Standard ASP:02:02 is targeted to bedding products that are scientifically proven to reduce exposure to asthma and allergy triggers. The Certification Standard utilizes an algorithm of proprietary and recognized scientific techniques to assess products for likely exposure to allergenic and irritant materials, both at the time of purchase and thereafter when in use. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular bedding item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:02:02 Certification Standard. Scientific Overview of Certification Testing ASL subjects the items to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that they do not have properties that is likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people. Different aspects are evaluated:
- The product must provide an effective barrier to the passage of allergen
- Allergen accumulating on the outer surface of the product must be removable by the recommended eradication techniques at stipulated intervals
- The product must have the ability to withstand the recommended eradication techniques at the indicated frequency
- The fabric of the product must be ‘breathable’ in order to ensure user comfort
- The product must not contain chemicals known to trigger allergenic or irritant
The AllerCot bedding line then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
AllerCot, a bedding line made by Indo Count
Indo Count is an aspirational bed linen brand in the Indian market known for its innovation, technology and for maintaining high quality standards. As their goal is to bring premium quality products to their consumers, certifying their products as asthma & allergy friendly® was a coherent step moving forward. The New-York Home Fashions Market that took place last week was the opportunity for Indo Count to expose its new certified bedding line for the first time. For the occasion, they met with Courtney Sunna, ASL’s Vice President of Sales and started promoting their certified bedding line. The certified items include pillow cases and sheets.
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About the Allergy Standards
Allergy Standards Ltd is an International Standards and Certification Body that prepares independent standards for a wide range of products to declare their suitability for people whose lives are affected by allergies and asthma. We produce scientific standards on a wide range of products and services and developed three different Certification Programs so far.