Archive for the “Mattress treatments” Category

One way to treat mattress materials so they will pass the fire retardant regulation is to mix in a lot of boric acid. I need to learn more about how this is done, but jumping up and down on a bed would, I’d think, release boric acid to the air if its anything like the […]

I’ve been looking at some of the history of the regulation requiring fire retardants in bedding material/mattresses. During rulemaking, people submitted comments for which the Consumer Products Safety Commission developed responses. Below is an interesting comment and response (from the Federal Register, January 13, 2005, Volume 70, No. 9, Pages 2469 – 2514). I need […]

Over the weekend, I met a guy who told me about relatively new mattress laws requiring fire retardants in mattresses. He and his wife have been learning a lot about these laws because new mattresses they bought for their children smelled very bad, and had to be exchanged, yet the replacements also had bad odors, […]