OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified Truck Mattresses
If you are looking for a new truck or RV mattress, you may consider the materials the mattress is made of and how safe it is to sleep on. The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 label is one of the most recognized labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. Products that hold this certification, including mattresses, meet the strictest standards of safety for textile products. Three of our SleepDog® mattresses – the Original RV mattress, Azul® RV mattress and the Dual Hybrid® truck mattress – hold the STANDARD 100 label, meaning they are safe to sleep on and manufactured in a responsible way.
About the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Label
So what exactly does this certification mean, and why should you pay attention to it? According to the OEKO-TEX® website, this means that every component of the certified product – from our memory foam to the zippers on our mattress covers – has been tested for harmful substances. Keep reading to learn more about the STANDARD 100 label, the certification process and the health and safety benefits that come with it.
Independently Tested and Certified
Seventeen independent research and test institutes in Europe and Japan are responsible for conducting tests on all textile and leather products to determine if they meet the strict requirements for the STANDARD 100 label that are set forth by the OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. These institutes also work to develop new and improved test methods and define limit values for the textile and leather industry. Often, limit values for the OEKO-TEX® certification go beyond national and international requirements, and tests take into account both regulated and non-regulated substances which may be unsafe for humans.
To keep their testing and certification process up to the highest standards, OEKO-TEX® updates their criteria catalog at least once a year. Each component is tested for over 1,000 harmful substances that fall within very strict limit values. In order for products to continue holding the STANDARD 100 label, every component must be retested for harmful substances and approved to be safe for human health every year to ensure they meet any updates within the criteria catalog.
How to Know If Your Truck or RV Mattress Is Certified
Truck and RV mattresses with the STANDARD 100 label will usually come with a tag clearly stating the OEKO-TEX® certification and label. This label indicates that every component of the mattress has been tested for harmful substances and proven safe for human health. For the Original RV, Azul® RV, and Dual Hybrid® mattresses, all components of the mattresses have been tested and certified, including the memory foam and mattress cover. Our memory foam is considered a Class I product, which means it must meet the strictest requirements and limit values out of all four product classes that are certified with the STANDARD 100 label. Other Class I products include baby and toddler products. Our mattress cover is considered a Class II product that comes into direct contact with skin and must meet a different set of safety criteria in order to maintain the STANDARD 100 label.
SleepDog®: Made in the USA and the OEKO-TEX® Certification
We are proud to make our RV and truck mattresses 100% in the USA, from the materials to the manufacturing. If you are considering any of our mattresses, you can rest assured that each and every one is made in-house during all stages of the manufacturing process, meaning they are all 100% made in the USA. Furthermore, the Original RV, Azul® RV, and Dual Hybrid® mattresses are all OEKO-TEX® certified, so you can be certain that you have a healthy, high-quality sleep experience when you’re on the road.