Retailers and Customers See Benefits of Certification for Healthier, More Sustainable Products
Northbrook, IL November 3, 2014 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that RH Baby & Child household children’s furniture products have received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. Now offering the largest selection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified household children’s furniture, including cribs, dressers, beds and side tables, RH Baby & Child provides parents with more choices when selecting low-emitting products. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments, and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues.
The recent certification demonstrates that retailers and parents find value in products that are healthier for all ages. To certify the products, UL performed rigorous tests against the GREENGUARD Certification standard in its Marietta, Ga., laboratory to confirm low emissions from a wide variety of products offered by RH Baby & Child.
“RH Baby & Child’s achievement sets a new precedent for retailers who sell household children’s furniture,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL’s Furniture Business Division. “Retailers are recognizing the benefits of having their products tested for chemical emissions, and pursing third-party certification that their products are low-emitting.”
GREENGUARD Gold Certification demonstrates that a product is low-emitting, thus contributing to better indoor air quality. Products are tested to meet stringent emissions standards, screening for more than 10,000 chemicals and more than 360 volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, which pollute indoor air and contribute to health issues. To view RH Baby & Child GREENGUARD Gold Certified products and certificates, visit UL’s Sustainable Product Guide.
RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and online at RH.com.
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