OMI Focuses On Improving the Organic Crib Mattress Category

With recent reports on toxic chemicals in furniture products making national headlines, Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) is continuing its hard stance in supporting the growing number of customers who are seeking out safe, green bedrooms for the youngest organic consumers. The company has announced its no-chemical approach has set a new standard in the organic mattress category by passing its second crib mattress flammability audit in just eight years. The results of this third-party federal audit guarantees that OMI’s crib mattresses conform to the highest level anti-flammability standards.

The company says all models in its three-SKU crib mattress lineup meet the American Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission standards without the use of any toxic chemicals. In order to pass these standards, mattresses exposed to flame need to fall below a set “peak heat” rate. OMI’s mattresses fall at the extreme low end of the audit’s criteria and, notably, do this while remaining fire retardant chemical-free and fire barrier chemical-free.

“Retailers have to be careful with the quality of crib mattresses they put on their showroom floors. New parents have traditionally been concerned with providing a truly ‘green’ bedroom for their newborns, and it is important to recognize that children’s mattress safety standards highly differ from adult mattress standards,” said OMI’s President and Founder Walt Bader. “OMI was established on the principle that consumers should not have to choose between a safe mattress and a comfortable mattress. Our beds provide both safety and comfort, and we remain heavily invested in meeting and exceeding the safety guidelines needed for today’s market.”

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About OMI: OMI is a full-circle environmental company dedicated to supporting America’s organic and sustainable farmers. OMI’s handmade custom organic mattresses are manufactured in Northern California in the first and only large-scale GOTS-certified Eco-Factory™ created solely to manufacture organic products. OMI mattresses qualify under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s LEEDs indoor air-quality program. In 2013, OMI became the first mattress manufacturer to obtain the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), certifying the company’s latex mattress cores are fully organic.