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Eco-Friendly? Not so Sure
on November 28, 2011
Well, I spent many hours researching to find a safe mattress for my little guy (on a budget) and was pleased that this foam mattress was soybean and latex instead of the usual petroleum based foam. But when it arrived the tag clearly states that it is polyurethane foam and after calling the company (Kolcraft) I discovered that only a very small percentage of the mattress is made with soybean instead of petroleum. I also learned that the company that certified this mattress as safe for babies (called Certipur-us) was created by polyurethane manufacturers. Polyurethane is known to release toxic emissions. I am so frustrated by all of the companies that try to sell themselves as being eco-friendly, non-toxic, safe, etc, why not just actually manufacture safe products!!!! I hate that consumers can not trust companies and have to work so hard to uncover the truth about their products. I returned this mattress and finally settled on the naturepedic foam mattress which is made with food grade polyethylene foam instead of petroleum based foam.