Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal



ST. LOUIS—Boyd Specialty Sleep has adopted the new safety and environmental standards created by the Specialty Sleep Association—the first U.S. mattress manufacturer to do so.

The company will place the SSA Safety & Environmental Program seal on its NaturalFlex latex mattresses and its PlanetSleep visco-memory foam mattresses. An SSA statement said these products are expected to reach retailers in the next few weeks. The mattresses will display the SSA Level 1 seal, meaning that Boyd has met all federal safety flammability requirements; provided a warranty for the product; met all safety requirements for children’s products, if applicable; disclosed material construction with a descriptive label content; will participate in an annual survey to identify carbon footprint issues and has committed to continuous improvement; and met standards set by the Montreal Protocol Act, when applicable, for reduction or elimination of ozone-depleting substances.

The SSA created the two-step, seal-and-contents label program after more than a year of research and industry involvement, the association said.