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23rd June 2008

Mattress without Fire Retardants

Did you know all Essentia mattresses sold within Canada do not contain fire retardants?

Fire retardants are in practically every mattress on the market. Some companies even boric acid in their FR’s which is kinda frightening. Leaching into your body like hand cream many chemicals used in fire retardants accumulate in your body.

Luckly, Canada has not passed a law requiring us to use fire retardants. All our mattresses are made in Canada, by us, just outside Montreal Quebec. So all our mattresses shipped within Canada do not contain fire retardants.

However, all mattresses shipped to the U.S. are wrapped in a Kevlar fabric which is probably the most expensive FR on the market but it’s as clean as it gets.

It’s illegal to sell mattresses that don’t contain FR in the U.S. A doctors note stating you do not want a fire barrier is the only way for us to send fire retardant free mattresses to the U.S.

Check out the recent article in the Montreal Gazette entitled “We’re in Chemical Overload”. More info on toxic fire retardants¬†found in mattresses.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Tarra

    If we live in the US and buy an Essential mattress does it have to have the flame retardank chemicals?

    • Stefanie

      Hi Tarra, We can ship a mattress without the Kevlar non-toxic fabric to you as long as we have a doctor’s note. You can give us a call to discuss options 888-764-4116.

  2. marty

    Is the kevlar material that provides fire retardancy easily removed by customers?
    Do the kevlar molecules comprise the only non-organic component, or are there other non-
    organic chemicals embedded into the kevlar fabric?

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