A New Symbol Identifies Easy to Use Products

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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.

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.

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.