According to reports from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the 2012 holiday season was a busy time for the Seal of Approval program. By the close of the year, CRI had certified an additional 46 vacuums (43 from one manufacturer), one new extractor and one new system.

The SOA program begins 2013 with a total of 973 approved products.

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