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How safe is our play mat?

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Many parents are understandably concerned with the safety of play mats as kids spend tons of time on it. We get a lot of questions regarding safety testing done on our play mat every day, so we have decided to write a blog to tell you all about it.

 

Heavy Metals

According to the ASTM-F963-17 standard, children’s product should not contain heavy metals such as Lead, antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, and selenium either in the surface coating or substrate material.

 

Ofie Mat has been tested by CPSIA-certified third-party laboratory for all of the above elements and contains none of the above.

 

Formaldehyde

When talking about product off-gassing, people are mostly talking about formaldehyde, it is a colorless gas that is mainly emitted from household products and building materials.

 

Ofie Mat has been tested by CPSIA-certified third-party laboratory for formaldehyde content and contains none.

 

Phthalate

Parents should be concerned about phthalate when shopping for toys and products that kids will put in their mouth, such as pacifiers and small toys. Although we are not overly concerned about kids eating our mat, we did the testing anyway just so parents have the ease of mind.

 

Ofie Mat has been tested by CPSIA-certified third-party laboratory for 6 different kinds of phthalate and contains none.

 

BPA

BPA is another concern that parents frequently have with regard to product coming in contact with food. That’s why you see a lot of products are labeled BPA-FREE on the market. Again, not suggesting that you should let kids lick food off the floor, but we are BPA-FREE too!

 

Ofie Mat has been tested by CPSIA-certified third-party laboratory for BPA content and contains none.

 

Fire Retardant

Last but not least, there is no flame retardant added to our mats in the manufacturing process.

 

Additional mechanical tests were also performed such as flammability, physical and mechanical testing to ensure safety of our mats. As you know, our mat is made of 100% TPU, there is no EVA or PVC.  All tests are done with the entirety of the mat, meaning that everything goes into the tests, we left no stones unturned!

 

We hope this guide is helpful, if there are any lingering doubts you have, feel free to contact us at support@littlebotbaby.com! We are happy to share the lab reports as well!

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