About the CertiPUR-US Certification
Memory foam mattresses made with CertiPUR-US® certified foams contain foams that are certified free from a number of potentially hazardous compounds, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. CertiPUR-US® certified foams are also low in volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, meaning they meet very specific criteria for both content and emissions.
About the CertiPUR-US® Certification
If you are in the market for a new mattress, you have probably asked your friends and family for recommendations – and warnings – about different mattress brands. We have all heard horror stories about poorly made mattresses - maybe a friend bought a cheap, imported mattress with a strong odor or a family member bought a mattress made with memory foam that made them feel a little sick after sleeping on it. At BedInABox®, our top priority is the health and safety of our sleep community. The wellness of our community is why we use high-quality materials in all of our mattresses and maintain high standards and strict regulations throughout our production process. In fact, we make our own memory foam in-house to ensure it meets our quality standards. All BedInABox® memory foams are made entirely in the USA and are CertiPUR-US® certified. What exactly does CertiPUR-US® certified mean? Keep reading to learn more about the CertiPUR-US® certification and the health and safety benefits it lends to the memory foam in our mattresses.
Free from Hazardous Chemicals
CertiPUR-US® certified foams are free from a variety of potentially hazardous compounds, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. CertiPUR-US® foams have also been thoroughly analyzed to contain low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Many of these unsafe materials have actually been banned by the United States or listed by regulatory groups as compounds that may cause serious health problems in adults, children, and even unborn children. On top of the health benefits of sleeping on certified foams, you are also doing a favor to the environment by choosing foams that are free of ozone depleting compounds.
These advantages carry over to memory foam mattresses made from CertiPUR-US® foams - BedInABox® mattresses being a prime example. When you buy a BedInABox® mattress, you can rest easy knowing that the memory foam inside is safer for you, your family and the environment.
Independent and Internationally Recognized
The CertiPUR-US® certification was established in 2008 to help consumers become better acquainted with the materials used in their everyday furnishings (and to avoid low-quality, imported memory foams). In order to be considered for the CertiPUR-US® program, memory foam components must be tested by an independent and accredited laboratory. The guidelines for the CertiPUR-US® certification are also updated regularly based on the most recent scientific evidence, requiring all certified foams to be re-certified every year. This means that consumers who buy memory foam mattresses made with CertiPUR-US® foam can be confident that the memory foam in their product is free from certain harmful compounds. Consumers can also check the official website for the most recent guidelines and for a comprehensive list of mattress brands with products containing CertiPUR-US® certified foams. (You can find BedInABox® on that list).
How to Know if Memory Foam is Certified
If you are wondering how to identify whether a mattress brand uses CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam, there are several ways companies may make this indication. Many, but not all, companies display the CertiPUR-US® logo with a label on their products or near the certified products on their website. Even if the logo may be present, we highly recommend visiting the CertiPUR-US® website just to double check. The CertiPUR-US® website maintains a complete and up-to-date listing of companies that sell products with CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam.
BedInABox®: Made in the USA and the CertiPUR-US® Certification
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your memory foam mattress is high quality is by making sure that it is both CertiPUR-US® certified and made in the USA. Imported foams can qualify for the CertiPUR-US® certification. While that certification does ensure the safety of the polyurethane foam, it does not guarantee the American-made quality you get with BedInABox®. In fact, every single BedInABox® mattress is 100% made in the USA. That means if you buy a BedInABox® mattress, we are delivering a safe, high-quality, American-made mattress backed by a 10-year or 20-year warranty (depending on the mattress model). On top of that, every memory foam used in our mattresses is CertiPUR-US® certified. So every BedInABox® mattress is free of compounds that could pose a hazard to your health.
Everyone deserves to sleep comfortably on a safe and long-lasting mattress. The best way to ensure that you do, is by committing to a mattress made with CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam.