CRI Seal of Approval Program: Does your vacuum make the list?In his column titled "Finding Seal of Approval vaccums" in the April 9, 2012 edition of Dalton’s Daily-Citizen, Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun discussed how to find a Seal of Approval-certified vacuum and why it’s important to choose a vacuum from the SOA list.
“Some machines do a pretty good job of sucking up the dust and dirt, but due to poor construction or filters they spew dust and particles back into the air. It’s important to use a vacuum cleaner that sucks up the dust, locks it into the machine, and keeps it out of the air.
Selecting a quality product is not easy, but CRI’s Seal of Approval program takes much of the guesswork out of choosing the right vacuum cleaner for your home. By following CRI’s suggestions, your carpet will not only look good, but your indoor air quality will improve.
Under the Seal of Approval/Green Label program, manufacturers must meet the highest performance standards and are rewarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings.
In order to be certified, vacuums must pass several independent laboratory tests, tests that evaluate soil removal, dust containment and surface appearance change.
It’s no simple feat to earn the CRI Seal of Approval/Green Label certification, so you can feel pretty confident about the choice you’ve made when you buy a machine that’s earned that distinction.
To find out more about Seal of Approval vacuums, you can always go to the CRI website and click on Seal of Approval Products.”