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At Namesake safety is a long term commitment to establishing processes and systems that ensure only the safest products reach you. We work in partnership with each of our factories to ensure every item is manufactured up to the highest quality standards.
As a result of this commitment, we can proudly say that we have a been providing babies (and parents) with a good night's sleep for over 30 years.
The following key safety facts about our products show just how passionate we are about your safety:
Namesake cribs, dressers and changers are made of New Zealand pine wood from sustainable forests. This is one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources, and its forests are expanding, increasing total wood production annually. Some of the panels of our products also use CARB II compliant MDF and 100% wood veneers.
Our products are finished in a non-toxic multi-step staining and painting process. The paint used for all of our products are formaldehyde and lead safe; the formaldehyde level for all of our furniture is undetectable. Paint is considered safe when it has toxic materials under 300 parts per million (ppm). In order for a company to claim low toxicity, it must have no more than 90 ppm. Namesake products come in at less than 2 ppm. We perform annual paint tests in order to maintain consistent quality, exceeding U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations. In addition, Namesake products have low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Metal inserts with lock washers and self-locking nuts are used, instead of wood screws. 16 CFR 1219, ASTM F1169
As required, slats are a maximum of 2 3/8" apart. Each slat withstands at least 135lbs of pressure, exceeding the minimum of 80 lbs. 16 CFR 1219, ASTM F1169
After third party testing, 25% of our full-size crib models are tested quarterly to adhere to all guidelines. Certifications And Standards
All of our changing tables and dressers include an optional anti-tip kit, to help secure the item to the wall as a form of safety enhancement. Some of the major requirements for Changer and Dresser standards include testing for structural integrity, tip-proof stability with anti-tip kit, barriers, entrapment and enclosed openings and shelves. ASTM F2388, ASTM F2057
Certifications And Standards
All our products are sent to a 3rd party CPSC-certified lab for testing to ensure compliance with ASTM standards.
After third party testing, 25% of our full-size crib models are tested quarterly to adhere to all guidelines.
We perform annual paint tests in order to maintain consistent quality, exceeding U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations. We have created our own rigorous quality control program to stay ahead of industry standards. A quality control team at our production site individually checks and hand packs each piece to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship before products leave our factory doors. Items are inspected and assembled again by another team upon arrival in the US.
The GREENGUARD Gold seal certifies that our furniture has been independently tested and verified to meet rigorous standards for chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde or phthalates.
GREENGUARD Gold offers some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air which can be a major source of indoor air pollution and may contribute to health problems in children such as asthma and allergies. Products carrying the seal have been tested for over 10,000 chemicals and more than 360 VOCs and certified as low-emitting by this independent, trusted 3rd party.
California Proposition 65 requires warning labels on products that could possibly contain any of the more than 800 chemicals or materials that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) considers harmful. This list includes a multitude of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals. The listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes.