ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SPRING AIR TO GIVE AWAY "ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FRIENDLY" MATTRESS
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 million American adults and children live with asthma or allergies, and the numbers are growing. These chronic respiratory diseases are characterized by sneezing, wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has teamed up with Spring Air, the makers of the first Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ mattress for their current "Clean Up and Win Sweepstakes" on the Foundation's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AAFACertified. One lucky winner will win a free mattress set in a size of their choice, a retail value of over $2,000 – but there's only one more week to enter!
Sweepstakes entries will be accepted through June 9, 2012, no purchase is necessary. The sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents including Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories, where permitted by law. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at time of entry. For the full sweepstakes rules, more information, or to find Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products, visit the entry page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AAFACertified.
Spring Air's Back Supporter® mattress line, called Breathe™, is the first to be Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ and was recently made available to the public at retailers nationwide. "We're very pleased that for the first time a mattress producer has stepped up to certify a line of sleep products that are effective in helping to reduce respiratory allergens and irritants indoors," states Mike Tringale, VP of External Affairs at AAFA, "our Certification Mark empowers consumers to make informed purchase decisions when choosing products to make a healthy home."
Only those mattresses that pass rigorous scientific testing protocols and meet strict standards are qualified to be Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by AAFA. The distinctive Certification Mark found on packaging informs consumers that products are more suitable for individuals with asthma and allergies. Each product is labeled to inform the consumer why it has been certified and includes a specific set of detailed cleaning and care instructions for maintaining them in a low allergen state.
ABOUT THE ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY™ CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The non-exclusive, independent asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program is a joint effort between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the oldest and largest nonprofit organization in the world fighting asthma and allergic diseases and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), an international research and testing organization. The program develops scientific testing protocols and standards for various types of environmental control products. Manufacturers submit products for laboratory testing to determine if they meet the standards and qualify for certification and displaying the Certification Mark on their product. Abstracts of the standards, lists of all products, retail locations and information about the program are available online at www.aafa.org/certified.
About Spring Air
Established in 1926, Spring Air has been widely recognized for its innovative mattresses and sleep sets. Since founder Francis Karr created the free-end offset coil design, the company has continued to innovate in the bedding industry. With $4 billion worth of Spring Air sleep sets sold at retail over the past 10 years, the brand has stayed true to quality, innovative design and value.
SOURCE The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America