Scientific Test Data
The science of safe sleep continues to advance, and we are pleased that we have been able to accelerate the progress!
The SafeSleep 100% breathe-through crib mattress meets and exceeds all the safety standards described in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) 2016 guidelines, and is the preferred crib mattress for any parent concerned about their infant rolling prone.
Not only do we meet the AAP’s 2016 guidelines, we helped change them!
CO2 Rebreathing Comparison
Based on scientific testing developed and conducted under the supervision of Dr. William W. Fox, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Thomas H. Shaffer, Department of Biomedical Research, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the SafeSleep Crib Mattress poses a significantly lower hazard for carbon dioxide rebreathing than the tested firm crib mattress with a tight-fitting cotton sheet.
While the firm crib mattress represents a known low hazard item and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reduce sleep related risks, the SafeSleep Crib Mattress demonstrates a significant decrease in carbon dioxide retention compared to the firm crib mattress and presents a significantly lower hazard level than the firm crib mattress currently recommended by the AAP.
Results: The SafeSleep Crib Mattress has a 10 fold decrease in carbon dioxide accumulation compared to a firm crib mattress. It takes 2 minutes for carbon dioxide to dissipate on a firm crib mattress with a tight sheet; it takes less than 1/2 a second for it to dissipate on the SafeSleep Crib Mattress (11). An infant takes a breath every 1-2 seconds, meaning the carbon dioxide (poisonous gasses) would be gone before the infant takes their next breath of air – even if face straight down (12).
“There is often an assumption that the firmness of baby products is regulated but, alarmingly, it isn’t. This is an oversight and an area of infant safety that has been neglected. The United States has been slow in recognizing this.” Dr. Ron Somers.
The SafeSleep Crib Mattress has passed the Australia/New Zealand Standard for mattress firmness (AS/NZS 8811.1:2013).
The SafeSleep Mattress is the only mattress in the US that has passed the test specified in the Australia/New Zealand standard, method 1: Crib Mattress – Test for firmness. This standard of testing is the only international standard to formally address the issue of minimum safe firmness for all infant sleep surfaces.
Our testing is based on the most recent US ASTM standards.
However, we pride ourselves that we go beyond, using more stringent international testing standards.
ASTM Air Permeability
A Consumer Product Safety Commission accredited lab, Intertek, tested the air permeability of the SafeSleep Crib Mattress. This testing was conducted using the ASTM D737 – 04(2008)e1 Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics. The data is recorded in ft3/ft2.min of air. Based on this test data, the SafeSleep Crib Mattress has an air permeability rate over 330 times ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) 335)) compared to a standard crib mattress with vinyl cover ((average flow (ft3/ft2.min:) .15))
Our products have been tested by an approved Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) lab, and meet all the CPSC standards for safety and flammability including compliance with California T.B. 117 and CPSC 16 CFR part 1633 for flammability. Our mattress topper is made from an advanced medical grade spacer fabric that contains NO toxic chemicals or fire retardants.
ASTM F2933-13 Compliance
All SafeSleep products are in voluntary compliance with ASTM2933-13 crib mattress safety and labeling standards.