Dec 22, 2008

Orbit Baby achieves Oeko-TexR Standard 100 certification

Parents today are more concerned than ever about the chemicals to which their children are exposed. As part of their overall Green initiatives, Orbit Baby is committed to reducing harmful materials in all of their products. Since fabrics are what children touch and sleep on the most in car seats and strollers, Orbit has recently achieved Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification for all the micro-fiber upholstery fabric on our products. They are the first car seat and stroller manufacturer to achieve this milestone, and this certification makes our products industry-leaders in chemical safety and hypoallergenic qualities. Besides being the only valid certification of its kind, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is very thorough in the substances it addresses: over 100 compounds are restricted, ranging from harmful heavy metals like lead and arsenic, to many known allergy-inducing and irritating chemicals. Also restricted are substances such as pesticides, phthalates, dyes, and VOC emissions. If you would like to read further about Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, you can find more information by clicking here. Or click here to learn more about the Oribit products.