Formaldehyde...UNDETECTABLE in all MDB Family products!

We are very happy to inform you that Million Dollar Baby products are all formaldehyde & lead safe.  We use the safest paints and finishes for all of our brands.  Rest assured that we not only meet federal standards, but we by far exceed them.  Not only do our products meet the federal standards set by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

We are proud that our formaldehyde levels for all of our furniture is UNDETECTABLE.  In other words our standards have and always will be better than the standards of the market. 
 
All juvenile products are required by federal law to abide by the rules of the CPSC in order for them to be sold to consumers.  All of our cribs are manufactured to comply with the federal guidelines and standards set forth by the CPSC, as well as the ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials).
 
If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We are always happy to provide you with the General Certificate of Compliance!

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    savannah teller brown

    what do you mean by formaldehyde safe? is there formaldehyde any of the materials to make the cribs? thank you!

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    Eric Jump

    Hi Savannah,

    When concerns arise regarding the presence of formaldehyde in baby furniture, it's mostly centralized around products that are constructed of Particle Boards (PB) or Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).  Our cribs are 100% solid wood.  The only exception being crib styles that include an under drawer; these contain one thin piece of MDF to makeup the drawer bottom. 

    In addition to federal law, being that our company is based in California, we are required to follow strict California law regarding formaldehyde emissions.  For any of our products that contain MDF or PB, we are required by law to follow the rules and regulations set by the California Air Resource Board (CARB).  CARB regulates and controls the emission of formaldehyde in MDF/PB.  CARB does not require any testing on these parts but rather, law requires that our factories purchase the raw material from a CERTIFIED MDF/PB manufacturer.  All MDF or PB found in our products are from CARB certified manufacturers and are indeed safe.

    Pleae let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

    We are happy to help!

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    Jillian Oportus

    Eric,

    I recently purchased the DaVinci MIni Emily Crib from Amazon.  One of the major selling points for me was that according to the Amazon Product Description, the crib is entirely "formaldehyde-free."  However, upon actually receiving the product a few days ago, I discovered that the support board directly under the mattress is made of MDF.  There is a warning sticker in the middle of the board that reads, "California 93120 Compliant for Formaldehyde.  This product contains composite wood that complies with Phase 1 of the ATCM." 

    Based on the information you shared above, it sounds like the MDF used in the mini crib is not really "formaldehyde-free," but rather just meets certain standards for the amount of formaldehyde being emitted.  Is that correct?  If so, I wish your product descriptions were more clear about this!  I am not comfortable having my baby sleep directly on a support board emitting any amount of formaldehyde.

    Thank you,

    Jill

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    Eric Jump

    Hi Jill,

    Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!  We will work with this retailer to insure that our products are more accurately represented.

    "Formaldehyde-safe" would be more accurate, it would be unusual for any testing lab to assert that a material would be "free" of any compound.  With that being said, please keep in mind that this crib has been JPMA Certified and meets the most current federal standards.  Safety is our number one priority and the materials used in our furniture are among the cleanest and safest in the industry.

    Thanks Again!

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    savannah teller brown

    hi again, 

    so i am interested in the babyletto modo crib... what is the mattress support made of on that crib? 

    thanks for the good answers!!

    savannah

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    The MDB Family Customer Service

    Hi Savannah,

    The mattress support is a metal spring support.  No MDF is used on the crib.  It is 100% solid New Zealand Pine Wood!

     

    Thanks!

    Teddy

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    Monica Martinez

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a solid wood toddler bed that does not contain formaldehyde.  Are any of your toddler beds solid wood, or do they all have PB or MDF parts?

    Thanks!

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    Eric Jump

    Hi Monica,

    Take a look at these:

    http://www.davincidecor.com/products/category/toddler-beds

    All of our toddler beds are 100% solid wood!

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    Kerry Hunter

    Hi, I am intrested in The Annabell and Kalani cribs, and the 6 draw dresser and would like to know if these have MDF or PB matress bases and draw bottoms? If so do all your cribs and draws have MDF or PB mattress bases/ draw bottoms?

     

    Thank you

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    Eric Jump

    Hi Kerry,

    Thanks for the great questions!

    All of our cribs are made with 100% solid wood and we use a metal mattress support frame.

    For any crib that comes with an under drawer, the drawer front is made of 100% wood and all drawer panels are made of 100% wood, called Paulownia.  The drawer bottom panel is made of MDF.

    On all dressers, the drawer front and all side panels are made of 100% wood.  The back panel and drawer bottom panels are made of MDF.

    All MDF used in ALL MDB products are in full compliance with California Air Resource Board (CARB) Phase II emission standards.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

    Regards,

    Eric

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    Jess

    Hi,

    Can you tell me if the Babyletto Modo crib is pthalate/lead/VOC/formaldehyde-free?

    Thanks!

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    Lucy Newhouse
    Hello, I was wondering if all your Lines (davinci, babyletto, ect) are formaldehyde & lead safe? Additionally, are they all made of solid wood with non-toxic finishes? Thank you.
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    The MDB Family Customer Service

    Hi Jess and Lucy,

    Yes all of our lines are formaldehyde safe.  All cribs in DaVinci and babyletto are 100% made of solid wood with non toxic finishes.  We have gone through rigorous testing for our product safety.

     

    Thanks!

    Teddy

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    Megan

    Just to follow-up on Jill's question, are all of the DaVinci cribs WITHOUT the under-drawer, MDF-free and formaldehyde-free?  In Jill's post, she pointed out that the Mini Emily crib has a mattress support board that's made of MDF, so apparently it's NOT just the under-drawers that contain engineered wood products.  I'm looking into purchasing a DaVinci Kalani or Thompson crib, and I just want to confirm that NONE of their components are made of MDF or particleboard, AND that they're completely formaldehyde-FREE, not just formaldehyde-safe.  I don't want my crib to expose my baby to ANY level of formaldehyde, even levels that are CARB-compliant.

    Also, what's the earliest manufacturing date of the DaVinci cribs that meet these new 100% solid wood/formaldehyde-free/formaldehyde-safe/lead & phthalate-free standards?  I've heard that some retailers (both online and physical stores) are still selling new DaVinci and other MDB cribs manufactured in 2009/2010, well before MDB's Customer Support announced that all of its cribs are made of 100% solid wood.  I want to make sure that I don't purchase a new crib that was manufactured too long ago to meet the new material safety standards.

    Thank you,

    Megan

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    The MDB Family Customer Service

    Hi Megan,

    All cribs are made with solid 100% wood.  Yes the mini cribs have an MDF mattress support while all full size have a metal spring support system.  (A note: many of our competitors have MDF mattress supports on their full size cribs.)  For full size cribs, other than the drawer bottom, the cribs are 100% solid wood.  We are one of the few that still produce all of the cribs components with solid wood.  No short cuts.  

    In regards to formaldehyde, I will have to double check the levels, if any.  I know that most products on the market today, baby or not, have some signs of formaldehyde.  

    It is law that all retailers must sell compliant cribs as of July 1st.  Retailers should not be selling non compliant cribs anymore.  All of our cribs have been made of solid wood since the beginning of our 21 year history so please be assured that the quality of our cribs have been a requirement of MDB for a very long time.  You can always double check with us, but all of our retailers should be selling compliant product.  

    Hope that helps!

    Teddy

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    The MDB Family Customer Service

    Hi Megan,

    I just met with our compliance team and they proudly told me that our formaldehyde levels for all of our furniture is UNDETECTABLE.  In other words our standards have and always will be better than the standards of the market. 

    I hope that helps!

    Thanks,

    Teddy

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    j samt

    My wife and I recently purchased a DaVinci Emily baby furniture set.  I have been reading the crib comments regarding formaldehyde and was happy with what I read.  I also have some concerns regarding the changing table.  Are the drawers of that piece of any concern?  additionally, if there is formaldehyde emission in the changing table?  if so, can the clothing being stored in it absorb it?  Please advise.  Additionally, how do I know if the furniture was purchased before or after the more stringent standards.  My wife ordered the items from Sears about a 3 months ago. 

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    The MDB Family Customer Service

    Hi J,

    Our standards have been the same for over 20 years.  If you have purchased a product from us some time ago, rest assured that the formaldehyde and lead levels are still safe and the lowest in the industry.  The changing tables and all of our products fall under the same lead and formaldehyde standards.

    Sorry for the late reply.  Hope that helps!

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    Vicki Becker

    Hi - I just bought the DaVinci Monterey Baby Changing Table and saw that it is made with MDF.  What part is made with MDF and what does it mean to be Phase II carb compliant?  Do you have any changing tables that are just made of solid wood?

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    Anthony So

    Hi Vicky

    Thank you for your inquiry.  The Monterey Changing Table is made with a sustainable New Zealand pine wood frame and CARB II compliant MDF.  The parts made with this MDF are the shelf bottoms and the changer tray bottoms only.  The rest is completely of solid wood. 

    The California Air and Resource Board (CARB) is the regulating body on engineered wood products (plywood, medium density fiberboard [mdf], particle board [pb] to name a few examples).  Our MDF meets Phase II of these compliance standards.

    At this time, we are unable to produce a changer without MDF.  The application of the changer tray panel and drawer bottom panels need to be thin yet supportive over a large surface area.  We have not yet been able to construct that panel from solid wood while maintaining the structural soundness needed for this application.

    I hope this information has been helpful for you.  If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Thank you.

    Anthony

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    Marta

    I was interested in a babymod Modena or Olivia. Are both of these also all solid wood? Is formaldheyde undetectable?

     

    Thanks in advance

    Marta

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    Daniel Gebretensai

    Hi Marta-

    Yes, it applies to those cribs as well.

    Thank you

    Daniel

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    Emily

    Does the babymod Olivia model for walmart satisfy all the crib safety claims from MDB at http://www.milliondollarbaby.com/safety_facts

     

    also I wonder is the paint of babymod olivia water-based? what type of lacquer is used for the finish? 

    I'm interested in getting the babymod olivia so I'll appreciate some details on the paint of this crib.

    Thank you!

    -Emily

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    Elizabeth Darlington

    Is this information true for the Babyletto brand? Specifically the Hudson crib?

     

    Thank you

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    Daniel Gebretensai

    Yes, that info is for all of our brands.

    Thanks!

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    May Va

    We are looking to purchase the Madison 4-Drawer Dresser in espresso and white.  The details of the product indicate that it is made of MDF and pine wood.  I have read through the above comments and understand that the MDF is sourced from CARB II compliant producers, but what about the glue that you guys use?  Has the glue been tested and is it pthalate/lead/VOC/formaldehyde-free?  

     

    Thanks!

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    Mike Adams

    Along the lines of the above questions, I'm looking for some explicit clarification on the Babyletto Hudson and Madison cribs.  I should note that I've seen some related information on the MDB cribs, but I wasn't sure if that information simply extrapolates to the Babyletto cribs.

    1. Specifically for the 2 models above, what testing protocols do you use for presence of heavy metals in the finish? I see that they've been listed as lead-free.
    a. Is lead the only heavy metal tested for?
    b. Can the complete heavy metal test results be shared?

    2. While I see that the finish for these 2 has been listed as 'non-toxic' (which, in the absence of further detail, could be taken to imply a very basic level of compliance); can you please provide some more details on the finish used on these? ie,
    a. Who manufactures this finish for you?
    b. Can the paint/varnish/stain used on these specific cribs (Hudson and Madison) be deemed no-VOC or low-VOC?
    d. Can the finishes on these 2 cribs be considered CARB-compliant?

    3. Is it an option to buy the cribs unfinished?

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    Dori

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    I am  wanting to order either the babyletto mercer 3 in 1 crib but can't help but notice your brand created exclusively for walmart babymod has he exact same crib called parklane 3 in 1.

     

    http://www.babyletto.com/mercer-3-in-1-convertible-crib/ 

     

    Are there any differences in the quality of materials used to construct these 2 cribs? 

    Paint?

    Glue?

     

    Hardware? 

    Looks all the same to me including measurements and weight.

     

    We want the safest crib but considering these are both apart of the mdb family we would appreciate some guidance. 

     

    Thank you

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    Dori

    TheI am  wanting to order either the babyletto mercer 3 in 1 crib but can't help but notice your brand created exclusively for walmart babymod has he exact same crib called parklane 3 in 1.

     http://www.babyletto.com/mercer-3-in-1-convertible-crib/

     

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Baby-Mod-ParkLane-3-in-1-Baby-Convertible-Crib-Amber-and-White/5983290

    Are there any differences in the quality of materials used to construct these 2 cribs? 

    Paint?

    Glue? 

    Hardware?

     Looks all the same to me including measurements and weight. We want the safest crib but considering these are both apart of the mdb family we would appreciate some guidance.  Thank you

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    Sylvia Korompis

    I'm interested in the Babyletto Hudson and was wondering if someone can answer the questions that 'Mike Adams' brought up.  Thank you.

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