Safety and Testing
When you work with children’s products, safety is always the top priority. You can trust us to create high-quality, safe products that engage, enrich and educate the little ones in your life. That’s why all ECR4kids products undergo rigorous testing to meet or exceed the highest industry standards. It is our goal to offer the strongest, safest, and most sustainable products in the marketplace. From selecting materials to manufacturing, it is our mission to deliver healthy, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly products. We aim to consistently reduce waste, conserve resources and design products to stand the test of time.
GREENGUARD [GOLD] Certification
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors. Scientific studies have shown that people are at a higher risk for pollutants indoors than outdoors. To reduce the risk of indoor air pollution and create healthier environments, ECR4Kids test our products to achieve GREENGUARD [GOLD] standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. Our GREENGUARD [GOLD] Certified products are screened for more than 10,000 chemicals and VOCs commonly known to pollute indoor air, certifying that these products contribute to cleaner air in your home, daycare or classroom. For a complete list of items, click here.
Our SoftZone® products contain foam that feels good and you can feel good about. Our flexible polyurethane foams have been independently tested and certified to meet voluntary standards for content, emissions and durability. CertiPUR-US foams are: made without ozone depleters, made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants, made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals, made without formaldehyde, made without phthalates, regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) sets industry standards for evaluating safety, durability, and structural adequacy in furniture. In order to determine if a piece of furniture meets the combined standards for both ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and BIFMA, it is put through a series of rigorous tests including loading, stability and strength. Once product(s) have passed and meet or exceed the BIFMA standards, the item is expected to withstand constant use for an estimated 10 years.