WHAT DO THOSE MATTRESS CERTIFICATIONS MEAN….???
When shopping for a new mattress there are certain things that you do want in your mattress and some things you definitely do not want.
If you are concerned about chemicals and retardants being in the surface that you are sleeping on you need to look for certain mattress certifications and assurances that indicate that your new mattress has been fully tested for any nasties that can sometimes be used as a filler in a new mattress to cut costs.
There are several mattress certifications and testing processes that manufacturers have to comply with before their products are stocked at The Back and Neck Bed Shop Perth.
ECO-INSTITUT PRODUCT TESTING
All of the Natural Latex products supplied by The Back and Neck Bed Shop Perth have the eco-INSTITUT product testing certification.
Eco-INSTITUT ranks among the leading providers for emission and pollutant testing of construction products and furnishings. The independent and accredited testing laboratory located in Cologne, Germany operates more than 85 stainless steel and glass chambers and evaluated products according to national and international requirements and criteria.
Eco-INSTITUT looks upon more than 25 years of experience in the analysis of traces and residues of hazardous materials
If you are shopping for a MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS look for a manufacturer that can provide the following assurances:
CertiPUR and CertiPUR-US
When you see these logos on a foam product is means the CertiPUR-US certified foam is:
- Made without ozone depleters
Ozone’s presence is important in our upper atmosphere, where it provides a shield from the sun’s radiant energy. The Montreal Protocol, adopted in 1987, mandated that industries eliminate ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the year 2000. U.S. foam producers were well ahead of schedule in complying with this regulation. Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, CFCs are still used to manufacture foam. The CertiPUR-US label prohibits the use of any CFCs, or other ozone depleters, in the foam manufacturing process.
- Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants
- Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
- Made without formaldehyde
- Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
CertiPUR-US® is a certification program administered by a
not-for-profit organization started in 2008 in the United States by foam producers who were concerned about substandard foam being imported into the country.
It was suspected that many of these foams were made with chemicals that were banned in the United States and which were identified on some chemical watch groups’ lists as possibly causing cancer, genetic defects, or damage to the unborn child. There was no way for consumers to know what was inside foam used in bedding and upholstered furniture.
The CertiPUR-US® program was developed to provide the comfort and confidence of knowing the flexible polyurethane foam meets standards for content, emissions and durability and are analysed by independent, accredited laboratories. Today, foam producers from all countries may participate in the program, as long as they meet the rigorous certification guidelines.
When you buy a Mlily Memory Foam Mattress from The Back and Neck Bed Shop Perth you have peace of mind that all products have been granted the CertiPUR-US certification.