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BedInABox.com Earns Skin Friendly Certification for CoolRest Gel® Memory Foam Mattresses

BedInABox.com earns Hohenstein Institute Skin Friendly Certification

BedInABox.com earns Hohenstein Institute Skin Friendly Certification

BedInABox.com Earns Skin Friendly Certification for CoolRest Gel® Memory Foam Mattresses

Burlington, NC, June 4, 2015— Hohenstein Institute announces that BedInABox.com, the US manufacturer and Internet retailer of high quality, technologically advanced memory foam mattresses, has been awarded Hohenstein’s Skin Friendly quality label. BedInABox.com’s CoolRest Gel® memory foam mattresses have been extensively tested to confirm that they do not harm skin cells in ways that could lead to discomfort and interrupted sleep.

“People spend about 1/3 of their lives in bed,” says Matt Burgess, Sr. Vice President, BedinaBox.com. “We want our products to help make that time relaxing and restorative. We invest extensively in our CoolRest Gel® memory foam mattresses to guarantee that they are comfortable and provide peaceful rest for the entire family.”

Hohenstein’s Skin Friendly quality label calls for products to be tested for interactions with live human skin cells. Samples undergo a series of evaluations to determine whether contact with skin cells damages them in ways that could result in skin irritation and discomfort. BedInABox.com’s CoolRest Gel® memory foam mattresses were analyzed and found to meet Hohenstein’s stringent criteria for being biocompatible with and non-irritating to skin cells.

In addition to being skin friendly, BedInABox.com’s CoolRest Gel® memory foam mattresses are designed to relieve pressure points, dissipate body heat, and recover their shape quickly. BedInABox.com is also committed to improving the environmental impact of its memory foam by further decreasing the percentage of petroleum based raw materials used in the manufacturing process. CoolRest Gel® memory foam is manufactured in the USA.

“BedInABox.com clearly takes the health and well-being of every customer very seriously,” says Dr. Sam Moore, managing director of Hohenstein Institute America. “They establish comprehensive quality standards for their CoolRest Gel® memory foam mattresses then test them thoroughly to confirm that every requirement is met.”

More information about Hohenstein’s skin sensory testing and certification services is available on Hohenstein’s website or by emailing Dr. Moore at Hohenstein Institute America. S.Moore@Hohenstein.com.

BedInABox.com Mattresses Certified By Hohenstein Institute

Hohenstein Institute
September, 2009

Case Study: BedInABox.com

When BedInABox.com, a leading manufacturer and e-tailer of premium memory foam mattresses, decided to position their new non-toxic memory foam as the healthiest and safest in the world, they came to Hohenstein Institute.

Bill Bradley, CEO of BedInABox.com believes the new “Clean Foam” movement is the most important next step for ensuring the continued growth and vitality of the memory foam mattress market. Hohenstein designed the test plan that would provide BedInABox.com with the most compelling data to support their product claims plus provide the certifications that would be influential with consumers.

All testing was conducted under one roof on Hohenstein’s campus in Bönnigheim, Germany and managed through Hohenstein’s USA office in Elon, NC. Through Hohenstein’s proprietary testing capabilities, BedInABox.com foams were analyzed for interaction with living skin cells.

The first phase of testing confirmed that contact with the foams did not cause any damage to the skin cells (cytotoxicity) which could result in skin irritation. The second phase determined that the foams did not elicit a stressful response from the skin cells which would indicate the potential for allergic reaction. By meeting both cellular response criteria, BedInABox.com memory foams were awarded Hohenstein’s “Skin Friendly” certification-the first in history.

Now BedInABox.com has independent, third-party verification to back up their claims that their memory foams are non-toxic and safe for the entire family. Their consumers can rest easy in more ways than one.