Stuffed toys are subjected to both physical and chemical testing to ensure that they do not have properties that are likely to irritate both asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible people. Allergen accumulating within a toy must be removable by an initial freezing process followed by laundering in a washing machine. The rate of house dust mite allergen accumulation in a toy item under defined conditions must be determined.
Before and after the recommended repeated laundering procedures, toys must meet or exceed the most stringent applicable international legal restrictions/directive standards for quality and safety. Toys are also tested for chemical content and emissions using chamber testing. Toys that meet the standard are granted asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification thus empowering the concerned consumer to make informed purchase decisions.
Manufacturers who currently carry certified toy products are:
To find out more about an asthma & allergy friendly™ Certified toy please click on one of the images below.