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Fire Retardant Baby Mattresses

Fire Retardant Baby Mattresses

Posted by Roger Abrahams on

In 1988 The UK Government (under some pressure from the fire dept, press and TV) decided to prevent the number of house fire started by cigarettes by making Domestic Upholstered Furniture meet specified ignition requirements. I.E. if you fell asleep smoking the settee would not go up in flames. This law also encompassed baby mattresses. In the early 1990's a research carried out by scientist Barry Richardson and New Zealand-based chemist Jim Sprott put forward a theory that because the  foam in the cot mattresses now contained fire retardant chemicals they gave off a  toxic gas which caused cot deaths. This  theory was  taken up...

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