Oeko Tex Certification for Home Textiles
Look for this label of assurance on ALDI household textile products. All "Confidence in textiles" certified products have successfully passed tests for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent test and certification system for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances - from threads and fabrics to the ready-to-use items. The OEKO- TEX®Association works with a comprehensive catalogue of criteria when testing and certifying products. The catalogue contains more than 100 testing parameters to make certain that textiles used in products will not harm consumers.You can shop our "Confidence in textiles" labelled products confidently because they do not contain dangerous substances such as:
- Specially Prohibited AZO Dyestuffs - Some AZO dyestuffs may separate under certain conditions to produce carcinogenic & allergenic aromatic amines. These dyes can be absorbed through the skin with prolonged contact.
- Phthalates - Most popular plasticizers used to soften PVC. Studies have shown potentially hazardous effect (e.g. endocrine disruption) especially to children under age of 3.
- Formaldehyde - Causes harm to health by irritation to mucous membranes & respiratory tract. May trigger asthma symptoms. It's a known carcinogen.
- Extractable Heavy Metals - absorbed, heavy metals tend to accumulate in liver, kidneys, bones, heart & brain. If high levels of accumulation reached, effects on health can be detrimental.