February 6, 2020 | Posted by Milk Street
A crib is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime. Why? It’s the only place where you will leave your baby unattended for up to 8 hours at a time. You want that place to be a haven; safe, comfortable, and beautiful. That is why it is our mission to create beautiful nursery furniture that doesn’t sacrifice safety for design.
All of our cribs and case goods are tested above and beyond the most rigorous standards. We meet/exceed all of the most current safety standards set by cpsc/astm. We add voluntary measures to exceed U.S. requirements with regard to phythalates and heavy metals.
Our production methods and the materials we use are continually being reviewed and retested in accordance with the ever changing standards for construction and coatings.
We believe in open communication and transparency with regards to our materials and finishes. We strive to educate new parents about specific details of finishing, test results, and the chemical contents of our coatings, metal parts, and even our packaging. Our pigments and top coats have been developed exclusively for Milk Street by the incredible team of artists and color specialists at AkzoNobel.
Each finish we use is Greenguard Gold Certified. Products that are certified by Greenguard have to meet stringent standard and emission limits for indoor use. You can rest assured that any product with the Greenguard Gold certification will not emit significant chemical compounds into the air. These products are the perfect choice for a nursery!
Does Greenguard test for phthalates?
It does not measure phthalates except in the Children and Schools certification; phthalates are semi volatile, and don't begin to evaporate until approximately 7 days after exposure to the air. It does not evaluate the manufacture of a product, nor any byproducts created during production or disposal.
Milk Street Baby independently tests all layers for the phthalates and heavy metals…we go above and beyond what Greenguard does….honestly. All our production processes meet the EPA guidelines for emissions.