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What Is the Made Safe Certification?

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You’re a health-conscious consumer who cares about buying green products whenever you can. That means you’re also looking for ways to ensure that the green products you purchase are safe and free from all potentially harmful materials and ingredients.

The Made Safe certification is a rigorous consumer goods program that evaluates and verifies the safety of products and ingredients used in manufacturing. Upon becoming certified, product manufacturers are able to prove that their products are free from both known and potentially hazardous chemicals and have passed an exacting safety assessment.

What Does Being Made Safe Certified Mean?

Being Made Safe certified means that a product is free from any substances known to be hazardous to human health, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Made Safe certification is highly sought after by consumers and manufacturers alike, as it’s a comprehensive, independent assessment of product safety.

What Mattresses are Eligible to Be Made Safe Certified?

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In order to be eligible for certification, mattress manufacturers must prove their products are free of ingredients that are known or suspected to pose human health risks. Made Safe’s standards include a comprehensive assessment of each material in a mattress, as well as an evaluation of the mattress’s manufacturing process and environmental impact.

Made Safe’s Restricted List contains over 6,500 substances that are banned from use in products that they certify. Here are just a few toxins commonly found in conventional mattresses which cannot be present in any Made Safe-approved mattress:

  • Trichloroethylene
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • Polyol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzenes
  • Toluene diisocyanates
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

What Is the Process for Becoming Made Safe Certified?

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Mattress manufacturers are required to submit a detailed application that outlines their product’s manufacturing process and each material and substance they use. Their application is then reviewed by the Made Safe certification team, who evaluates whether or not their product and its details meet their stringent safety requirements.

If the product passes Made Safe’s assessment, the manufacturer is awarded the Made Safe certification. Once a product is certified, the manufacturer must continually adhere to Made Safe’s standards and guidelines.

Companies must also provide an updated version of their product documentation each year to maintain their Made Safe certification. Additionally, products must be fully reevaluated every five years to ensure that they continue to meet Made Safe’s standards.

What are the Benefits of Being Made Safe Certified?

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The Made Safe certification proves to customers that the products they purchase are free from all hazardous substances. This certification also confers credibility and authority to manufacturers in both physical and online marketplaces where consumers have more choices than ever before.

In addition to providing consumers peace of mind, the Made Safe certification also saves manufacturers both time and money. By adhering to the rigorous standards set forth by Made Safe, manufacturers are able to streamline their production processes and devote as much time as possible to making products customers love.

Why Made Safe Stands Out

The Made Safe certification is unique in that it provides a comprehensive assessment of a product’s materials, those materials’ safety levels, the materials’ environmental impact, and the company’s manufacturing process.

The Bottom Line

The Made Safe certification is one of the best certification seals consumers can expect when making a significant purchase like a mattress. If you’re looking for a mattress that meets the strictest of material standards without compromising on affordability or sustainability, our products are for you.

Not only are all hybrid mattresses made by My Green Mattress (including the Natural Escape, Kiwi Organic, and Emily Organic Crib mattresses) safe, healthy, and free from potentially hazardous chemicals, they are also GOTS, GOLS, and GREENGUARD Gold certified. This means everything from our naturally flame-retardant wool to our hand-tufted finishes is as organic as possible.

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