June 4, 2015
Misleading and Improper Use of “AIHA Accredited Laboratory” Symbols on Formaldehyde Screening Kits Issued by Building Health Check and EDLab
AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC (AIHA-LAP) has become aware that the Building Health Check, LLC Model FM IAQ Screen Check Indoor Air Quality Formaldehyde Screening Kits that have been distributed improperly display certain “AIHA Accredited Laboratory” symbols on the product packaging.
Product inserts (sample test reports and instructions) as well as promotional materials associated with the kits may also mislead users into believing that EDLab is accredited by AIHA-LAP to conduct testing for methods covering formaldehyde. EDLab is not accredited by AIHA-LAP to conduct testing for methods covering formaldehyde.
AIHA-LAP is hereby notifying users and other interested parties that the use of these accreditation symbols and references to AIHA-LAP accreditation on the screening kits, inserts and promotional materials is misleading, improper and in violation of AIHA-LAP policies. AIHA-LAP accreditation does not apply to products, and AIHA-LAP does not certify, endorse or otherwise vouch for the quality and/or accuracy of screening test kits.
The display of any AIHA or AIHA-LAP accreditation symbol on the Building Health Check, LLC Model FM IAQ Screen Check Indoor Air Quality Formaldehyde Screening Kits, on the instructions inside the kits, language promoting the kits or on any EDLab formaldehyde laboratory test reports are improper and should in no way communicate or otherwise suggest that EDLab is accredited for formaldehyde testing by AIHA-LAP.
For more information on this Notice, please contact Cheryl O. Morton, Managing Director of AIHA-LAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (703) 846-0789.