Products: Certifications, Patents and Trademarks
Arthritis Ease of Use
The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation program encourages products, services and packaging innovations that provide benefits and improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. Products that are awarded an Ease-of-Use Commendation provide greater accessibility or ease of use. In order to be considered for the program, the product, package or service must be reviewed and rated by a panel of health professionals and individuals with various forms of arthritis.
American Disabilities Act (ADA)
The NuStep qualifies as an eligible access expenditure and is therefore ADA compliant. Please consult your tax advisor to determine if your small business qualifies for this credit.
For more info, please view the following ADA documentation (PDF).
The CE mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in European Directives. The letters 'CE' are an abbreviation of Conformité Européenne, French for European conformity. The CE mark must be affixed to a product if it falls under the scope of the approx. 20 so called 'New Approach' Directives. Without the CE marking, and thus without complying with the provisions of the Directives, the product may not be placed in the market or put into service in the fifteen member states of the European Union and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. However, if the product meets the provisions of the applicable European Directives, and the CE mark is affixed to a product, these countries may not prohibit, restrict or impede the placing in the market or putting into service of the product. Thus, CE marking can be regarded as the products trade passport for Europe.
The CE mark is not a quality-mark. First, it refers to the safety rather than to the quality of a product. Second, most quality markings are voluntary opposite to the CE marking, which is mandatory for the products it applies to. CE indicates conformity with mandatory European safety requirements. European conformity is certified by following clear and understandable procedures, the so-called 'conformity assessment procedures'.
All NuStep recumbent cross trainers are CE certified.
NuStep, Inc. is a customer focused company. Our commitment to service excellence and industry leading product quality has led to the development of a highly efficient quality management system that ensures high standards for quality and customer satisfaction. On February 20, 2003, NuStep, Inc. attained registration to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 Standard for quality management systems. The ISO 9001 Standard provides a comprehensive quality management system model that emphasizes customer satisfaction and efficient processes that yield continuous improvement of products and services. The standard requires organizations to demonstrate a customer focus by understanding customer needs and requirements, and by striving to exceed customer expectations. The standard is recognized worldwide and represents the latest advances in quality management, quality expertise and knowledge.
NuStep, Inc. products are protected under the following patents and patents pending.
Patents 5,356,356; 6,042,518; 6,361,479; 6,666,799; 7,490,363; D359,777; D421,075; 7,540,830; D610,635; and U.S. and international patents pending.
NuStep®, Transforming Lives®, and WellGrip® are registered trademarks of NuStep, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan.