CertiPur Non-Toxic Memory Foam

Memory Foams that feel good and you can feel good about

CertiPur Seal

About Our Seal

The CertiPUR-US seal is your assurance that the foam in your mattress or upholstered furniture has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory to meet specific criteria for physical performance, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship.

Here is why CertiPur Memory Foam is important for your dog:

  • Made without ozone depleters
  • Made without PBDEs, TDCPP, or TCP ("Tris" flame retardants)
  • Made without lead, mercury, or other heavy metals
  • Made without formaldehyde
  • Made without Phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Low VOC (Volitile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

Made without Ozone Depletors

Ozones presence is important in our upper atmosphere, where it provides a shield from the suns 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 TEP (Tris) Flame Retardants

Some PBDEs (polybrominated diphenylethers) were used in foam to meet certain state flammability requirements, but those PBDEs were effectively banned in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2005. Other flame retardants that have been identified by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as substances that may cause cancer, may cause genetic defects or may damage fertility or unborn child (1A, 1B) may not be used in certified foam. TDCPP or TCEP (Tris) are among these FRs.

Made without Mercury, Lead , or Other Heavy Metals

Though not common components of foam chemistry, heavy metals in food (mercury in fish) and in the home (lead paint in childrens toys) have made the entire heavy metal family an area of concern. CertiPUR-US laboratory testing subjects material extracted to molecular analysis capable of detecting even trace amounts of heavy metal content. CertiPUR-US verifies that registered foams are made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals.

Made without Formaldehyde

Like heavy metals, formaldehyde has never been used as a raw material in foam. Formaldehyde has been labeled as a cause of poor indoor air quality. The absence of formaldehyde in foam is verified in CertiPUR-US-certified foam by a small chamber emission test.

Made without Phthalates as Regulated by Consumer Product Safety Commission

Phthalates are mainly used as a softening agent in the manufacture of some consumer products. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (2009) eliminated the use of seven specific phthalates for use in childrens toy and child care items. CertiPUR-US goes a step further by requiring detailed laboratory analysis of foam extractions and prohibiting the use of phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in all CertiPUR-US certified foams.

Low VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds) Emission for Indoor Air Quality (less than 0.05 parts per million)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a major component of air pollution. VOC emissions from household products are also a concern for indoor air quality. CertiPUR-US certified foams are tested using a small chamber test standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).* In the test, foam samples are conditioned for 72 hours after which emissions of total organic compounds are measured. Results of this test verify that CertiPUR-US compliant foams have low emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

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