Baby Mattress Safety Tests & Requirements Performed By Pure Zees
Airmid – Test laboratory for AAFA Certification Program
Certification for bedding – Standard for waterproof infant mattresses
Test – Projection Microscopy Passed
Test – Allergen Barrier Assessment Passed
Test – Water Vapour Resistance Passed
Test – Passive Allergen Eradication Passed
Test – Physical Assessment Passed
Test – Chemical Assessment & Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) of Comfort cover Passed
Test – VOC screening of whole mattress in chamber Passed
Test – Assessment for resistance of fabric to water penetration Passed
European & USA Safety Standards and Requirements Testing
Test – Assessment of mattress firmness. Somers R.L (2012): method of safety test to reduce the risk of asphyxiation according to the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Passed
EN16890:2017 – New European Standard for Cot Mattresses Safety Requirements & Test Methods
This is the new safety standard to be met by baby mattress manufacturers who intend to sell into the Irish, UK and European Union markets and replaces BS 1877. All EU countries and UK must adopt this new standard.
The important aspects of this new testing are to check for mattress firmness, mattress structural integrity, entrapment hazards, suffocation hazards, chemical hazards EN 71-3:2013, correct & safe markings, packaging and instructions, thermal requirements i.e. fire resistance EN 597-1:2015 & EN 71-2:2011 + A1:2014, clause 5.4
BS 7177:2008 + A1:2011 – Specification for Resistance to ignition of Mattress
This is a British Safety Standard Test for fire resistance of a baby mattress carried out by SGS, a UKAS accredited testing laboratory.
USA Specification for Resistance to ignition of Mattress
16 CFR 1632:2013 Flammability of mattresses
16 CFR 1633:2013 – Flammability (Open Flame) of mattresses
This is the American Safety Standard Test for fire resistance of a baby mattress carried out by LAPI, a CPSC US accredited testing laboratory.
USA Children’s Product Certificate other safety & chemical testing requirements
15 U.S.C 2057c - Determination of Phthalates (CPSC US accredited testing laboratory - Centrocot – Italy)
15 U.S.C. 1278a - Ban on Total Lead Content in Children's Products in Excess of 100 ppm in Children's Products.
16 CFR Part 1303 - Ban of Lead containing paint.
(CPSC US accredited testing laboratory - Centrocot – Italy)
16 CFR 1501 – Test for small parts for articles Which Present Choking, Aspiration or Ingestion Hazards intended for children up to 3 years of age. (CPSC US accredited testing laboratory Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services New York)
16 CFR 1500.48 & 16 CFR 1500.49 - Testing for hazardous sharp points or edges in products intended for children under 8 years of age. (CPSC US accredited testing laboratory Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services New York)
US Voluntary Standard Consumer Specification for Crib Mattresses
ASTM Designation F2933 – 16
Establishes design and size requirements, testing requirements and methods and requirements for labelling for full size and non-full size crib mattresses. (CPSC US accredited testing laboratory Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services New York)