SEVERAL ON THIS LIST ARE ON THE CARCINOGENIC LIST, FOR CAUSING CANCER.
Under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, three mattress
manufacturers have agreed to stop making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of
harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Relief-Mart, Inc. The
FTC’s complaint alleges that Relief-Mart, based in Westlake Village,
California, did not have and rely upon a reasonable basis to substantiate its
claims that its Biogreen memory foam mattresses do not contain VOCs, have no
VOC off-gassing, and lack the odors commonly associated with memory foam
Natural Memory Foam Company, Inc. The FTC
allegesthat Essentia made unsubstantiated claims that its mattresses do not
contain VOCs, are chemical-free, have no chemical off-gassing or odor, and are
made from 100 percent natural materials. Moreover, the complaint alleges
that Essentia claimed that tests show that its memory foam is free of VOCs and
formaldehyde when, in fact, tests do not support these claims.
Organics, Inc. The complaint
against Ecobaby, based in San Diego, California, alleges that Ecobaby made
unsubstantiated claims that its mattresses are chemical-free;
formaldehyde-free; free of VOCs, such as toluene and benzene; and without toxic
substances. The complaint further alleges that the company misrepresented
that its mattresses are certified by an independent third-party certifier when,
in fact, the certifier is an alter ego of the company that awarded its seal to
its own products without applying objective standards. Finally,
according to the complaint, Ecobaby Organics claimed that tests show that its
mattresses are VOC-free, chemical-free, and Formaldehyde-free when tests do not
support these claims.
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