A New Symbol Identifies Easy to Use Products

May 22, 2012, 10:51 ET from Arthritis Foundation

ATLANTA, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation today announced the release of a new symbol for products that are tested and proven to make daily tasks easier. Consumers who are looking for easy to use products will soon find a new Ease-of-Use logo on accepted products in retail stores and pharmacies nationwide. They can also find Ease-of-Use commended products on a new section of the Foundation's website: www.arthritis.org/easeofuse.

Consumers are encouraged to look for the Ease-of-Use logo, an encircled version of the "active person" icon of the Arthritis Foundation, on products this summer. That icon, along with the term Ease-of-Use, identifies products that have been tested and proven to make everyday tasks easier for people with physical limitations.

"The Arthritis Foundation's goal is to help people live active, pain-free lives," said Rick Bell, managing direct of Cause Development with the Arthritis Foundation. "We want them to know that products bearing the Ease-of-Use symbol can help them do just that."

Bell added: "We have learned that people who do not live with arthritis appreciate products that help keep things simple."

There are currently over 100 products that feature the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation, including grocery and office supplies, gardening tools, cooking utensils, exercise equipment, medication and other health aides.

The new Ease-of-Use logo will be phased in over the coming year. For information about Ease-of-Use and a full list of products that feature the commendation, visit arthritis.org/easeofuse.

About Ease-of-Use

The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation recognizes products proven to make life easier for people who have arthritis and other physical limitations. Independently tested by experts and evaluated by people with arthritis, Ease-of-Use products are easy to use by everyone. To learn more about the program and products that carry the Ease-of-Use Commendation, visit arthritis.org/easeofuse.

About the Arthritis Foundation

Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

SOURCE Arthritis Foundation