October 2017, Dublin, Ireland Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), the International standards and Certification Body (CB) for allergy labelling, today announced that three Kenmore Vacuums from Cleva North America have passed the relevant Certification Standards. The product will now be added to the certification product database (CPD) and will therefore be eligible to joint one or more of the asthma & allergy friendly®® Certification Programs in association with the relevant national patient advocacy group. The product 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 the three Kenmore Vacuums obtain the Certification?
This ASP:03:01 Certification Standard is targeted to Vacuum Cleaner 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 vacuums for their ability to reduce allergenic and irritant materials. Product samples that pass certification testing are granted a certificate stating that the particular vacuum cleaner item meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly® ASP:03:01 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:
- Evaluation of capability to remove allergen-containing test dust from carpets
- Evaluation of airborne allergen levels during vacuuming
- Evaluation of the integrity of the air filtration system
- Assessment of the performance of the Vacuum Cleaner immediately prior to activation of bag replacement / receptacle emptying signal and filter change signal
- Assessment of exposure to allergens during bag change or receptacle emptying
Cleva North America then obtained the certification after the products they sent for testing passed the tests and met the scientific requirements.
The Kenmore Vacuums, vacuum cleaners made by Cleva North America
Cleva North America, Inc. offers an award-winning portfolio of innovative wet/dry vacuums, outdoor power equipment, household floor care products and accessories. With award-winning, proven experience in engineering and motor technology, Cleva incorporates the latest processes and highest standards for engineering, design, and production. The result is high-quality products with exceptional performance and durability. Cleva takes pride in producing a premium product at a great value. 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.
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