Eco3Home furniture complies with all mandatory and voluntary safety and construction standards designed to protect your family against accidental injury. In addition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued several safety guidelines for furniture, including those for bunk beds and for furniture that may be prone to tipping over if a child were to climb on it.
It is also necessary for Eco3Home upholstered furniture to meet a voluntary industry standard for flammability. Established by the Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC), this construction standard has served as an industry “best practice” for more than 20 years. Eco3Home requires upholstered furniture to be UFAC-compliant until a mandatory federal standard replaces this important voluntary standard. Eco3Home companies believe that when it comes to safety, even voluntary standards should not be optional.
You can breathe easy with Eco3Home indoor air quality standards. A new federal formaldehyde regulation establishes national emission standards for formaldehyde in products containing composite wood.
You can also rest assured that your furnishings are free from substances considered harmful in your home. Of main concern are Polybrominated Dipheynyl Ethers, or PBDEs, which are key ingredients in flame retardant chemicals. Products meeting the Eco3Home requirements contain no PBDEs in foams or fabrics and meet the lowest CPSC limits for lead in paint, surface coatings and leather.
AHFA cares about the safety and health of your family and your world. That’s why Eco3Home requires an environmental inventory that calculates an individual product’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, energy consumption, waste to landfill and air emissions.
Just as food companies must list a product’s ingredients on a nutrition label, Eco3Home requires companies to disclose their furniture manufacturing materials. The purpose of this mandatory list of product components is to help you make the most informed choice about the furnishings you want in your home.