Why do I need a doctor’s prescription for my mattress?
The 100% cotton mattresses that do not contain chemical fire retardant materials or wool do not meet federal fire codes. Federal law states that in order to purchase a non-fire-retardant mattress, you will need to obtain a doctor’s prescription (on prescription pad) for a chemical-free mattress.
Any licensed medical doctor (MD), or osteopath (DO) may provide this simple prescription that states “patient requires bed made without chemical flame retardants”.
We acknowledge how ludicrous this is that we have to get a doctor’s permission to protect ourselves and our children from poisons, but we must adhere to this law. Before we can process your 100% cotton mattress order, you must send us the script by fax or e-mail. Please be sure your “ship-to” name is clear on this prescription.
Processing cannot take place until we receive the prescription.
Please note that you do not need to obtain a doctor’s prescription to purchase the Naturepedic mattresses since they use natural, non-toxic fire protection that meets all U.S. and state fire regulations.
You also do not need a doctor’s prescription to purchase a mattress if it is wrapped in wool since these wool-wrapped mattresses meet all U.S. fire regulations.