Scientific Test Data

Many Crib Mattress Manufacturers Claim to Have “Breathable” Products with “Low Suffocation Risks” Based on Independent Testing.  Here is the Reality!

The Science of Safe Sleep Continues to Advance, and We are Pleased that We Have Been Able to Accelerate the Progress!

SafeSleep Crib Mattress Testing CO2-graph

CO2 Rebreathing Comparison

Based on scientific testing developed and conducted under the supervision of Dr. William W. Fox, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Thomas H. Shaffer, Department of Biomedical Research, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the SafeSleep™ Crib Mattress poses a significantly lower hazard for carbon dioxide rebreathing than the tested firm crib mattress with a tight-fitting cotton sheet.

While the firm crib mattress represents a known low hazard item and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reduce sleep related risks, the SafeSleep™ Crib Mattress demonstrates a significant decrease in carbon dioxide retention compared to the firm crib mattress and presents a significantly lower hazard level than the firm crib mattress currently recommended by the AAP.

Results:  The SafeSleep™ Crib Mattress has a 10 fold decrease in carbon dioxide accumulation compared to a firm crib mattress.  It takes 2 minutes for carbon dioxide to dissipate on a firm crib mattress with a tight sheet; it takes less than 1/2 a second for it to dissipate on the SafeSleep™ Crib Mattress.  An infant takes a breath every 1-2 seconds, meaning the carbon dioxide (poisonous gasses) would be gone before the infant takes their next breath of air – even if face straight down.

SafeSleep Crib Mattress firmness testing

Firmness Testing

“There is often an assumption that the firmness of baby sleep products is regulated but, alarmingly, it isn’t.  This is an oversight and an area of infant safety that has been neglected. The United States has been slow in recognizing this.”  Dr. Ron Somers.

Australia and New Zealand have adopted a standard for crib mattress firmness, known as AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 and the SafeSleep™ Crib Mattress is the only mattress in the United States that has passed the Australia and New Zealand crib mattress firmness test.

Australia and New Zealand’s standard, also known as “method 1: Crib Mattress – Test for firmness,” is the only standard to formally address the issue of minimum safe firmness for all infant sleep products.

 

Our testing is based on the most recent US ASTM standards. However, we pride ourselves that we go beyond, using more stringent international testing standards.

SafeSleep Crib Mattress air permeability testing

ASTM Air Permeability

A Consumer Product Safety Commission accredited lab, Intertek, tested the air permeability of the SafeSleep™ Breathe-Through Crib Mattress. This testing was conducted using the ASTM D737 – 04(2008)e1 Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics. The data is recorded in ft3/ft2.min of air. Based on this test data, the SafeSleep™ Breathe-Through Crib Mattress has an air permeability rate over 330 times ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) 335)) compared to a standard crib mattress with vinyl cover ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) .15))

SafeSleep Crib Mattress flammability testing

CPSC Flammability

Our products have been tested by an approved Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) lab, and meet all the CPSC standards for safety and flammability including compliance with California T.B. 117 and CPSC 16 CFR part 1633 for flammability.  Our mattress topper is made from an advanced medical grade spacer fabric that contains NO toxic chemicals or fire retardants.

SafeSleep Crib Mattress testing CPSC F293-13

ASTM F2933-13 Compliance

All SafeSleep™ products are in voluntary compliance with ASTM2933-13 crib mattress safety and labeling standards.

SafeSleep Breathe-Through Crib Mattress Oeko-Tex Certified

OEKO-TEX® Certified Fabrics

The fabrics used for SafeSleep™ products are all tested using STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.  OEKO-TEX® certified fabrics means textiles were tested for harmful substances.