Safety & Quality: How Roo & You Makes The Most Rigorously Tested Play Couch

Roo & You's mission is to make the power of imagination & creativity simple and affordable, but most importantly SAFE. As parents, we knew our product had to be painstakingly tested to protect families and children, and to make sure it met our standards for quality. That's why Roo & You produces the most rigorously tested, safest play couch and modular foam furniture on the market. 

However, we recognize not all testing is equal. With so many families entrusting us with their children, money, and time, we knew our Joey collection had to be put through the paces and provide a safe, quality play couch.

But this isn't the end for us. We have made a commitment to ensure that our products are tested annually and to continually find new certifications to provide comfort to parents who entrust us with their families.

Below you can find each of our certifications and a brief explanation of what they have certified. In the end, our certifications show that our products are...

  • tested for over 360 harmful substances
  • tested by several accredited laboratories
  • tested for density and firmness to ensure product accuracy
  • safe for children and families
  • made by an ethical manufacturer

P.S. Intertek has also ensured our manufacturer is a well established and ethical company. You can learn more about the testing that verifies manufacturers by CLICKING HERE.

Foam Certifications

Greenguard Gold Certified

According to Greenguard, "Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure." 

Greenguard Gold certification means all Roo & You products have been test for over 360 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and total chemical emissions. You can learn more about what those specific compounds are, the levels they need to below, and more by CLICKING HERE.

Certi-PUR US® 

According to CertiPUR-US® , "The CertiPUR-US® program was developed to provide the comfort and confidence of knowing the flexible polyurethane foam meets standards for content, emissions and durability and are analyzed by independent, accredited laboratories."

This means our Joey play couch and products are: 

  • Made without ozone depleters
  • Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants
  • Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
  • Made without formaldehyde
  • Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

You can learn more about CertiPUR-US® by CLICKING HERE.

Intertek

Intertek is widely considered the best and most meticulous quality assurance providers in the world. According to Intertek, "For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems." 

Intertek testing ensures that our numbers (density and ILD) are true and accurate while also testing for flammability, VOCs, and more. Learn more about Intertek's robust Furniture & Bedding testing by CLICKING HERE.

Non-Foam Certifications

Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA)

To earn the PTPA Trust Mark, Roo & You was tested by fifteen (15) randomly selected, anonymous parents who then provide feedback after six (6) weeks. After the test, Roo & You scored a perfect 100% across all testers. 

"The Parent Tested Parent Approved Trust Mark is for brands who are willing to put their products to the test. We are the bridge for companies who want to communicate to consumers that their products are held to a higher standard and deliver on consumer expectations." 

You can learn more about PTPA by CLICKING HERE.

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100

According to OEKO-TEX®, "OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health." 

You can learn more by CLICKING HERE.

Intertek

In addition to Intertek testing our foam, they thoroughly and meticulously test our covers. Intertek ensures that our covers (fabric, zippers, and all other parts) are test for lead, phthalates, flame retardants, various heavy metals and hazardous organic compounds, and emissions. Additionally, our covers are tested for performance, letting us know our fabrics longevity in strength and color. Learn more about Intertek's textiles & apparel testing by CLICKING HERE.