Tag Archive: EVA

Foam Mats Health Risk: The Test Results Are In!

Baby Foam Mats

On July 15, 2011, ANSES published its final report and recommendations regarding the potential health risks of formamide exposure from EVA foam mats. The short answer is that: Yes, formamide was found in these mats. But it’s not as simple as that.

UPDATE: Foam mats banned in Europe, why not here?

EVA foam floor mats

It’s been relatively quiet on the floor mat topic since it first became news in Europe in December. I was glad to see that it was picked up in other parts of the world in January as well, but not overwhelmingly so. It’s been mainly a word-of-mouth online campaign in North America. You can read…

FAIL: Foam floor mats banned in France, Belgium. Shouldn’t we all know about this?

EVA foam floor mats

Ordered off the shelves in parts of Europe; all is quiet in the U.S. I actually love these mats. They were great to give some cushion to a crawling baby or unsteady toddler. I was even going to do a post on these being must-haves. Then a couple weeks ago I received news from family and…