Furniture Today – 09/13/10
ST. LOUIS – Boyd Specialty Sleep has become the first U.S. mattress manufacturer to adopt the new safety and environmental standards created by the Specialty Sleep Assn. to help consumers better understand what is inside their mattresses.
Boyd is placing the SSA Safety & Environmental Program seal on its NaturalFlex latex mattresses and its PlanetSleep visco-memory foam mattresses. The mattresses are expected to be on retailers’ floors in the next few weeks.
The Boyd mattresses in the program display the group’s Level I seal, which means the company has met all federal safety flammability requirements; provided a warrantee for the product; met all safety requirements for children’s products if applicable; disclosed material construction with a descriptive label content; will participate in an annual survey to identify carbon footprint issues and has committed to continuous improvement; and met standards set by the Montreal Protocol Act when applicable, for reduction or elimination of ozone depleting substances.
“(The seal) empowers (consumers) to see what a manufacturer is doing to actively assure the safety and environmental friendliness of their products.”
“The SSA’s SEP seal is a real breakthrough for the consumer and empowers them to see what a manufacturer is doing to actively assure the safety and environmental friendliness of their products,” said Denny Boyd, president of Boyd Specialty Sleep. “The retail response we saw a few weeks ago in Las Vegas to our products carrying the seal exceeded our expectations and I believe is a further indication that the SSA has really solved one of the great challenges our industry has faced in recent memory by finding a way to bring us all together around the issue of safety and environmental sensitivity to the products we sell.”