The CertiPUR-US® program is a voluntary testing, analysis and certification program for flexible polyurethane foam used as a cushioning material in home furnishings such as adult mattresses, crib mattresses, upholstered furniture and some accessory comfort products. Certified flexible polyurethane foams have been independently laboratory tested and certified to be:
Made without ozone depleters
Made without PBDE flame retardants
Made without mercury, lead and other heavy metals
Made without formaldehyde
Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
The CertiPUR-US® program is administered by a not-for-profit organization and is the most rigorous and comprehensive certification for polyurethane foam.
Why is certification important?
Responsible foam producers here in the U.S. were concerned that there was no way for consumers to know what was inside foam products used in bedding and upholstered furniture. Today, U.S. and foreign foam producers may participate in the program, as long as they meet the rigorous certification guidelines.
Based on Good Science and Developed in Cooperation with Environmentalists
The certification process was developed by the foam industry in close collaboration with leading environmentalists, chemists, accredited laboratory research scientists and bedding and furniture industry leaders. CertiPUR-US® emissions and analysis methods are compatible with other standards such as Eco-label (EU), LGA (Germany), OkoTex 100 (Class IV Mattress) EUI, Blue Angel (Netherlands), IKEA, AQS Greenlabel and BIFMA criteria.