The Good Housekeeping Seal is an instantly recognizable symbol attached to products that have been tested and favorably reviewed by the Good Housekeeping Institute. Bath Planet has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal and today we learn just what that means to Bath Planet customers across the US and Canada.
Q: Do companies pay a fee to add the Good Housekeeping Seal to their packaging?
Bath Planet: A company cannot just “buy in” to the Good Housekeeping Seal. By contrast, products are submitted for review by Good Housekeeping, where they are subjected to multiple tests by scientists and quality assurance experts. If the product doesn’t perform, it doesn’t qualify.
Q: What does the Good Housekeeping Institute look for in the products they test?
Bath Planet: The Good Housekeeping Institute takes many things into consideration including the product’s ability to hold up against everyday use, safety, and user-friendliness. Products must meet or exceed Good Housekeeping Institute standards to earn the seal. Even if a product doesn’t earn the seal, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad product, per se, just that it isn’t up to the extremely high standards that Good Housekeeping expects from products that represent its name.
Q: What kinds of products does the Good Housekeeping Institute review?
Bath Planet: Good Housekeeping accepts submissions of virtually any product used by consumers but especially those that affect the quality of life for families. There are a few categories that Good Housekeeping excludes from testing. These include diet plans, home security systems, alcoholic beverages, summer camp programs, real estate, and contact lenses.
Q: How does the Good Housekeeping seal act as a layer of protection for consumers?
Bath Planet: Good Housekeeping standards are so high that, by putting its trusted name on a product, it offers consumers a limited two-year warranty against defects and false claims.