Education Non-Toxic Fire Protection System for Crib Mattresses
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 nearly all
crib mattresses today is polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam is highly
it is essentially a petroleum product. In fact, the
National Association of State Fire Marshals refers to it as “solid
Due to its high flammability, polyurethane foam
is usually treated or wrapped with industrial fire retardant chemicals.
Some of these
chemicals introduce health and toxicity concerns. In
fact, most manufacturers don't even disclose their fire retardant
At Naturepedic, we take a different approach.
Organic cotton is a far superior filling material and is significantly
less flammable to begin with,
allowing for more creative solutions.
Our exclusive fire protection system is based on the
unique fire retardant properties of
baking soda and
permanently bonded to
This results in an inherently flame resistant barrier that does
not break down. The cellulose fiber used is derived
primarily from eucalyptus
and poplar trees and has a low carbon footprint. These
materials provide the best way to meet fire regulations without the use
of questionable chemicals
or allergenic wool.
Naturepedic does not use natural or synthetic latex/rubber in any of its baby products.