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CRI Seal of Approval adds Pet Stain and Odor category

August 9, 2010
DALTON, GA — The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is accepting product submissions for testing in its newly-implemented Pet Stain and Odor Removal category of the Seal of Approval (SOA) cleaning solutions testing and certification program, according to a press release.
The testing protocol for the Pet Stain and Odor category is designed to identify consumer market products that are effective on odors as well as stains, the release noted.
The new protocol will test products marketed specifically for pet stain and odor removal on their ability to remove stains such as tracked-in dirt, urine, feces, vomit stains and urine odor, the release stated.
According to the release, to perform the testing, trained personnel test carpet stain and odor products against a rating scale where 10 is odorless and one is "intolerable" odor.
Click here to learn how to submit a product for testing.
Click here to read the complete release.