03 Aug '11, 2pm

Over Half of 2011 Child Car Seats Contain Hazardous Flame Retardants and Chemical Additives

Over Half of 2011 Child Car Seats Contain Hazardous Flame Retardants and Chemical Additives

Flame retardants found in baby goods and furniture is nothing new. In fact, earlier this year, one study found that possibly 80% of car seats, high chairs, strollers and other baby products contain polyurethane foam may also contain potentially toxic flame retardants. However, what’s a little more unsettling is new research released today from by the nonprofit Ecology Center at the consumer-friendly site, HealthyStuff.org . What this new research shows is that many 2011-model car seats were found to be virtually free of dangerous chemicals. That’s great news! Now we know, for a fact that car seat manufacturers CAN make healthier car seats. Sadly though, what this research also reveled is that 60% of 2011-model car seats tested did contain at least one dangerous substance. Shame on those manufacturers. Keep reading to learn what substances were tested for and which car seat...

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Under Pressure, Manufacturers Removing Chemicals from Car Seats

Under Pressure, Manufacturers Removing Chemical...

greenbiz.com 05 Aug '11, 1pm

In the last few years, child car seat makers have made a big shift in which chemicals they use in their products, a change...