State of the Market: Flame Retardant Chemicals in Furniture and Baby Products
See our rundown on which companies are now making flame retardant-free products, which products to avoid, and more. This information will be updated regularly, so please check back!
Companies Making Products Without Flame Retardant Chemicals
(Information current as of 8/27/14)*
Children’s Nap Mats Without Flame Retardant Chemicals:
Mattresses Without Flame Retardant Chemicals:
Changing Pads Without Flame Retardant Chemicals:
- Naturepedic- Naturepedic makes changing pads as well as mattresses, mattress pads and toppers without flame retardant chemicals.
Other Children’s Products Without Flame Retardant Chemicals
Furniture Without Flame Retardant Chemicals:
- Cisco Home
- Ekla Home
- The Futon Shop
- Green Sofas
- LEE Industries
*Some companies that have transitioned away from flame retardant chemicals may still have old models in showrooms or online. If a product’s label states it complies with TB117, the product likely still contains flame retardants. Look for products that do not have a TB117 label, or for products that carry a “TB117-2013″ label. You should also check by asking retailers and manufacturers if the product/model you are considering is flame retardant-free.
Companies that Are Making Some Products Without Flame Retardant Chemicals
- Room and Board: All special orders can be made flame-retardant-free except for one line. Products on floor are likely to still contain flame retardant chemicals. Company expects to have all products free of flame retardant chemicals before end of year.
- Endicott Home: Has a clear website helping you identify flame–retardant-free products.
Individual Products that We Found With Flame Retardant Chemicals: CEH tested a large number of products in 2013 for flame retardant chemicals. Click here for individual products that we found containing flame retardant chemicals (there are a lot!).