Interest grows for non-toxic kids playmats after foam mat ban
enquiries for non-toxic kids playmats are on the rise after reports about toxic levels in interlocking foam mats, according to aussie business on the gro.
the company says it’s had a spike in calls for its safe mats since news broke of foam playmat bans in belgium and france.
in february this year, kidsafe victoria urged australian regulatory authorities to investigate the issue after mats in the two european countries were recalled because they were found to contain formamides.
the chemical compound can be used to soften materials but research shows it can lead to eye and skin irritation.
on the gro released their kush-ee mat in 2010 after not being able to find a safe version of the product in australia. it is self inflating, compact and easy to clean with a choice of interchangeable machine washable covers.
“anxious parents looking for an alternative solution can be rest assured the kush-ee mat is made with high quality, durable, non-hazardous materials,” says on the gro director and kush-ee mat inventor, melanie seears.
“young children often put everything in their mouth and could be exposed to high level toxins by chewing on the foam mat pieces. the kush-ee mat is an all in one, self-inflating playmat that is light weight and more portable than the foam mats, but without all the potential dangers,” she says.
the mat is currently available online at www.onthegro.com.au or through stockists listed on their website.