Aren’t You Required to Have Flame Retardants By Law?
This happens to be a general misconception. It is required of us that we are certified by all state and federal testing, but not with the use of flame barrier.
The filling material primarily used in most mattresses polyurethane foam, a highly flammable petroleum-based material. The National Association of State Fire Marshals refers to it as “solid gasoline”. Polyurethane foam is typically treated or wrapped with fire retardants chemicals because of its high level of flammability. These chemicals are harmful to health, and most manufacturers don’t disclose their fire retardant ingredients.
Fire Retardant Law
At Natural Mattress Matters, harsh chemicals and fire retardants chemicals are not part of our materials. We make use of the best form of fire protection which is superior product design which will not make use these chemicals. For example, organic cotton is a far superior filling material and is less flammable compared to polyurethane. With wide range of research and creative product design, we’ve eliminated the use of fire retardant chemical as well as flame retardant barrier in our products.
Materials such as organic cotton, organic cotton, natural organic wool batting, and steel innersprings are used instead of memory foam and other foam and synthetic fabric that have high fuel content. Due to the materials used, instead of bursting to flames under a very high heat, they tend to smolder. With this special and innovative approach, it provides a simple and elegant solution that conforms to all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of any fire retardant chemicals or flame retardant barrier. After all, none of the fire chemicals can be regarded as safe.
We hold our head high as one of the few mattress retailers in the United States that does not use an added toxic flame barrier.