Our mattresses do not contain fiberglass. Everyday foam mattresses rely on what is known as an FR Fire Sock. There are two known types of FR Fire Socks being used today. Some are treated with fire-resistant chemicals. Others are constructed with fiberglass. Some of today’s most popular brands use fiberglass FR Socks to pass the federally mandated fire test (16 CFR 1633). Consumers should know how the mattress industry has addressed these compliance regulations. Our Natural Green Mattresses are federally compliant by incorporating natural wool into our construction. Wool is naturally flame resistant. It takes more than double the temperature to ignite wool than it does most common textile fibers.
Inexpensive foam mattress constructions rely on Fire Resistant Socks (FR Socks). FR Socks are the synthetic material that encases the inner core of foam mattresses. Its purpose is to offer an additional layer of protection and slow the combustion of a mattress.
FR Socks are produced using a variety of techniques and ingredients. Most contain fiberglass others use heavy chemical treatments. They are intended to be safe but expose the user to other risks. To give you a better idea the video below shows how an FR Sock is applied to a mattress. Harvest does not use FR Treated Socks.
HARVEST DOES NOT USE FR SOCKS!
This video is only to demonstrate what a FR SOCK is and, how it is applied to a mattress.
Fiberglass FR Socks have been known to wreak havoc in homes. When exposed to the open-air Fiberglass FR Socks expel tiny shards of glass throughout the entire home. Side effects from exposure include skin rash, eye irritation, soreness of the nose and throat, and temporary stomach irritation. In some cases, it will even ruin everything in your home as shards of glass float through the entire home. The Mattress Industry continues to use these construction techniques in fireproofing its mattresses. Recently, this has prompted consumers to take action. Harvest does not use Fiberglass FR Socks.
Chemical FR Socks serve the same purpose as Fiberglass FR Socks without the use of fiberglass. However, the trade-off exposes users to various chemicals that are known to be unhealthful. Known fire retardant chemicals are; Boric Acid, Antimony Trioxide, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, Melamine, Vinylidene Chloride. Mattress manufactures are not legally obligated to list ingredients in their “secret or proprietary” FR barrier solutions. They are only mandated to pass an independent third party burn test to ensure that their mattress burns at an acceptable pace. Harvest does not use Chemical FR Socks.
Our Green Mattresses are naturally fire-resistant.
No secret fire-retardant chemicals or FR Socks. Our Natural Green Mattresses are federally compliant by incorporating wool in our construction. Wool is naturally flame resistant. It takes more than double the temperature to ignite wool than it does most common textile fibers.
Our Natural Vegan Mattresses feature a natural approach without the use of toxic fire-retardant chemicals. A natural hydrated silica inherent cotton cover is used to meet US flammability standards. This cover does not contain any polyester fibers and is 100% GOTS Certified. Hydrated silica is recognized by the U.S. F.D.A. to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). It is an important ingredient found in most common toothpaste.