Fire Protection - Done The Right Way
When it comes to bedroom fires, a moment or two can mean the difference between life and death. Thousands of innocent people are killed
or severely injured from bedroom fires each year. Sadly, children comprise the majority of these casualties.
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.”
Due to its high flammability, polyurethane foam is typically treated or wrapped with fire retardant chemicals. Some of these
chemicals introduce health and toxicity concerns. In fact, most manufacturers don't even disclose their fire retardant ingredients.
At Naturepedic, we don't like chemicals, and we certainly don't like fire retardant chemicals! We consider the best form of
fire protection to be superior product design that avoids the need for these chemicals in the first place. Organic cotton, for example,
is a far superior filling material and is significantly less flammable. Through extensive research and creative product design,
we've eliminated the need for fire retardant chemicals and flame retardant barriers in our products.
In particular, we use materials such as organic cotton fabric, organic cotton batting, potato starch plant-based
PLA batting, and steel innersprings in place of memory foam, other forms
of polyurethane foam and synthetic fabrics. Our 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 flame retardant barriers. After all, the safest fire retardant chemicals are none at all!