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Tested for Harmful Substances

Tests have confirmed: the BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress is clean through and through.

Night after night your body is in close body contact with the mattress for several hours. Side- or even prone sleepers are often breathing through the material. It is therefore very important that sleep products be very well tolerated and that they contain no substances hazardous to health. All BODYGUARD® products are certified to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. In addition, Stiftung Warentest tested our BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress in the “health and environment” category, and rated it as good, with an overall score of 2.2 („test“ 10/2018 – tested: 90x200 cm, medium firm).

BODYGUARD® – Clean Through and Through

The category “health and environment” comprises 10 % of the overall score of Stiftung Warentests mattress test. In that category, all mattresses are evaluated according to four criteria: First, it is assessed whether volatile organic compounds are released into the room air, then, whether the product has a persistent odour, whether mattresses exceed limits for harmful substances to a degree that is hazardous to health, and finally, the situation concerning the disposal of the product is assessed.

1. Ambient Air Contamination

Illustration: A mattress is lying in a house. The air is free of pollutants.

In the ambient air contamination category, it is assessed whether the mattress emits unhealthy or even harmful substances and releases them into the ambient air. Three measure­ments are taken: First, volatile organic compounds are measured while the mattress is still enclosed in its packaging. Here already, no abnormalities show up. Likewise no harmful organic compounds were released into the ambient air or even detected in the subsequent measure­ments, taken 24 hours and 28 days after unpacking.

The quality judgment of Stiftung Warentest: “very good” (“test” 10/2018)

2. Odour

Illustration: a mattress above which three wavy lines symbolise odour

In this step, eight independent inspectors determine the odour nuisance. This is first determined 24 hours after removing the packaging and then again after 28 days of ventilation. Like all mattresses, the BODYGUARD® may have a new smell, harmless to health, after unpacking. The new smell disappears very quickly, however, and is no longer detectable in the second test run.

The quality judgment of Stiftung Warentest: “satisfactory” (“test” 10/2018)

3. Hazardous Substances

Illustration: Two glass flasks and a petri dish symbolise the hazardous substance test, and beside it the test verdict, “very good”.

At issue here is a compre­hensive material test that tests all components of the mattress being tested – including the cover, the softening layer and mattress core – for low-volatility compounds. In an extensive series of chemical testing, neither extensive pesticide residues, softeners, flame-retardant additives, organotin compounds, nor other organo­halogen compounds could be detected in the BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress. The BODYGUARD® does not exceed permissible limits for harmful substances and is clean and safe for the health of the consumers.

The quality judgment of Stiftung Warentest: “very good” (“test” 10/2018)

4. Disposal

Illustration: A mattress core floats between the two halves of the opened HyBreeze functional cover and symbolises the separability of the materials for disposal.

In the “Disposal” subsection of the environmental test, Stiftung Warentest checks the separability of the materials from which the tested products were produced. The core question in this category is: can the various components of a mattress easily be returned to the individual recycling cycles? The result shows that the BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress is a very recyclable product. All components can be easily separated and recycled, or the raw materials can be further processed into secondary raw materials.

The quality judgment of Stiftung Warentest: “very good” (“test” 10/2018)

Germany's best-selling mattress confirms its quality, even in the “health and environment” category by Stiftung Warentest.

Environmental Certifications According to the Highest Quality Criteria

The health of our customers is very important to us, which is why we have our BODYGUARD® products tested for health safety. All BODYGUARD® products are certified to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for product class I. In addition, the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) certified that the BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress complies with the strictest ambient air criteria.

BODYGUARD® Certified According to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for Product Class I

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 test seal

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 seal for product class I is awarded for baby products. It ensures the health-related safety of textile products as demonstrated by laboratory tests, even for particularly sensitive users such as babies and young children up to the age of three years. This product class is therefore subject to particularly strict criteria. In addition, certified companies are repeatedly subjected to unannounced testing of a random sampling of their products once the seal has been received.

BAM Confirms Compliance with the Strictest Ambient Air Emissions

Test report of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

The German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) tested the BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress for ambient air contamination under the direction of Dr Jann and Dr Wilke. BAM certifies compliance with strict requirements for ambient air emissions. The Institute’s test showed that the BODYGUARD® complies with the stringent requirements of the RAL-UZ 119 chemical emissions test for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and formaldehyde (test number 4.2 -1251).

With an item from the BODYGUARD® series, you are not only opting for a quality product that is safe in terms of health and the environment – our BODYGUARD® Anti-Cartel-Mattress, the Pillow Plus and the Slatted Frame also provide you with the best resting comfort and outstanding ergonomics.