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Is a 12 year old couch safe even though it is made from mostly urethane foam?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 20, 2012 01:00 AM
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Our friend has offered to give us their 12 year old couch. The cushions are made of urethan foam. We have a one year old, and live in a small house. Is this couch safe or should we be avoiding any and all polyurethane products? Ideally we would buy a new "safe" couch, but we are on a limited budget and safe products are very expensive. Thanks!




 

 

Our friend has offered to give us their 12 year old couch. The cushions are made of urethan foam. We have a one year old, and live in a small house. Is this couch safe or should we be avoiding any and all polyurethane products? Ideally we would buy a new "safe" couch, but we are on a limited budget and safe products are very expensive. Thanks!

Hi Alexis,

I would recommend that you not accept this gift, unless you want to re-cushion the couch. The chemicals that I avoid in upholstered furniture are Halogenated Flame Retardants.

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