Beware of Organic Mattress Scams
Misleading advertising has invaded our industry — make sure you get what you pay for!
Reducing your exposure to hazardous chemicals is our number-one concern here at Lifekind. It was foremost in our mission statement 18 years ago. Unfortunately, with the age of the Internet came a rash of people looking to make a quick buck off of consumers with intentionally confusing and inaccurate statements.
So how do you compare all the choices among websites that claim to have the “purest” products at the “best” prices? Just like fast food and fine dining (similar materials may be used, but the results can be dramatically different), not all organic mattresses are created equal.
Companies are making false claims to dupe consumers into buying.
The organic mattress industry is experiencing increasing levels of fraud. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission brought legal actions against Essentia, Pure Rest/Ecobaby, and Relief-mart in Los Angeles for making outrageous claims online about their mattresses being “nontoxic,” “chemical-free,” “organic,” “hypoallergenic,” or “free of VOCs” (volatile organic compounds). Some of the claims aren’t even possible, and the rest can be verified only with voluntary emissions tests. Without independent testing and certification, there is really no way to know what a mattress contains. Basing decisions solely on a company’s unverifiable claims is risky business. Just because it’s on the web doesn’t mean it’s true!
We provide real proof rather than making claims that are impossible to live up to.
Regardless of what you’ll see on some websites, it’s impossible for anything to be “truly chemical-free” or “100% nontoxic” — even the purest untouched wilderness landscape contains some chemical traces, and pure spring water can be toxic in high-enough doses.
What it is possible to have is extremely low levels of chemical outgassing, however. And that’s what we’ve proven with our certification from the prestigious UL/GREENGUARD™ Environmental Institute. We pass their most rigorous Gold standard, for Children and Schools, passing tests for outgassing of hazardous chemicals that measure to parts per billion at levels that are BQL (below quantifiable levels). Third parties guarantee that what we say is true. You can print a copy of our UL GREENGUARD® certificate from the web — THAT’S PROOF.
We’ve always made the purest mattress available.
From day one, we’ve set the standard for organic purity. From the U.S.-grown, sanitized, certified raw materials we use in our own dedicated Eco-Factory™ to the GREENGUARD certification for chemical outgassing of our finished products, our facility, processes, and products are independently reviewed every step of the way. We even guarantee that we make the purest mattress available with our Purity Promise, which means if you can find a purer mattress, we’ll give you ours for free. That’s what a real Purity Promise should deliver.
That proud tradition continues with the introduction of the world’s first certified organic mattresses. Our Mattress are third-party certified organic.
Our mission statement, since 1997
Lifekind is dedicated to promoting products that lower your daily exposure to hazardous chemical ingredients, and to helping you identify those ingredients that are potential health risks to you, your family, and our planet.