The BIG WIPES™ brand is firmly established and out-performs other products in cleaning power, convenience and most importantly, compliance and health & safety.
Sadly there are wet wipes on the market that describe themselves as hand wipes, yet do not comply with the latest amendments of the relevant standards. This lack of compliance can put you and your staff at potential risk. The Sycamore Group invests in continual advice, review and verification from professional bodies to ensure our Big Wipes products remain both legal and safe as the regulations evolve. We insist on the following tests to be undergone on all our wipes:
Safety Assessment – Compliance with EU REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 – Cosmetic Products
Replacing the 1976 EU Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC) in July 2013, this regulation protects consumers and makes sure that all cosmetic products on the European market are safe. It requires cosmetics to cause no damage to human health when applied under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.
A Safety Assessment for a Cosmetic Product was carried out on 12 January 2018 by Stefanie Zgorzelski, Safety Assessor of KFT Chemieservice GmbH. It was duly authorized according to the Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on Cosmetic Products, to conduct and take responsibility for the safety assessment of cosmetic products.
‘Based on preliminary evaluation the product Big Wipes SYC MP 4-002 is safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use in accordance to the Regulation EC No. 1223/2009.’ Safety Assessment Statement by KFT Chemieservice GmbH.
Compliance with Dermatological Testing
We regularly and rigorously have our products tested on volunteers. The dermatology tests are carried out independently by SGS professional dermatologists on a cross-section of people to ensure that there are zero levels of irritation experienced across the entire volunteer group. After 48 hours of a single exposure, zero levels of reaction or irritation were recorded on all subjects.
Competitors, who make dermatology claims, often attempt to rely on inadequate replica tests on animals. They also claim unsubstantiated comparative testing against competitors’ products that only demonstrates that their products are “less irritating” than others.
Where stated, Big Wipes products also carry the additional benefit of an effective antibacterial accreditation. This provides added protection to users working in potentially hazardous environments, external or internal.
Big Wipes antibacterial wipes were tested by the Institute of Food Microbiology and Consumer Goods Ltd and were found to have excellent antimicrobial activity. Above all, Big Wipes completely eliminated the following tested strains:
- Escherichia coli, E. Coli
- Salmonella typhimurium
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Streptococcus faecalis
- Enterobacter aerogenes
- Aspergillus brasiliensis
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Saccharamyces cerevisia
Leptospira (Weil’s Disease) Testing
Big Wipes were tested as effectively preventing the incubation of Leptospira (Weils) interrogans strain RGA.
According to OIE Leptospiros Reference Laboratory, no Leptospira interrogans serovar icterhohaemorrhagiae strain was detected in the media which was inoculated with the Big Wipes sections which were exposed to leptospires. Read more about Weil’s disease here.
In conclusion, the health of our customers’ skin is imperative to us. It was, therefore, no surprise that Big Wipes was the only brand of wipes rated as EXCELLENT by independent product analysis company, Yuka App.