Naturepedic’s Non-Toxic and Safe Fire Protection

The primary filling material used in most mattresses is polyurethane foam – a highly flammable petroleum-based material. In fact, the National Association of State Fire Marshals refers to it as “solid gasoline.” Because of this, the U.S. government requires mattress manufacturers to meet strict flammability standards. Mattresses are typically treated or wrapped with fire retardant chemicals or barriers. Most of these chemicals have toxicity concerns. Every mattress purchased anywhere within the U.S. must pass federal fire and state laws. The only way you can buy a mattress that doesn’t pass fire standards is if you first present a doctor’s prescription for a chemical-free mattress.

Naturepedic has the best form of fire protection – a superior product design that avoids the need for these chemicals in the first place. Naturepedic does not use any fire retardant chemicals or fire barriers! Organic cotton is a far superior filling material and is significantly less flammable. Through extensive research and creative product design, Naturepedic has eliminated the need for fire retardant chemicals and FR barriers in their products. With this unique design, all their mattresses pass federal and state fire standards and there is no need for a doctor’s prescription!

Specifically, they use organic cotton fabric, organic cotton batting, PLA fiber, and steel innersprings in place of memory foam, other forms of polyurethane foam and synthetic fabrics. These natural materials tend to smolder instead of bursting into flames. This unique and innovative approach provides a simple and elegant solution that meets all Federal and State flammability standards without the need for any fire retardant chemicals or FR barriers. After all, the safest fire retardant chemicals are none at all!

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