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    I just noticed a tag on my nursery rug that says "FLAMMABLE (FAILS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STANDARD FF2-70)" (cut and pasted sorry all caps). This rug was sold as a kids rug, surely that can't be safe?? Or is this actually common and not a concern if not next to a space heater or candle, etc?
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    I'm guessing they're required to state that because the rug is not treated with fire retardants. That's just a guess, though. Every kind of fabric is flammable. If the rug is a natural fiber like cotton or wool, you're fine. In fact, it's better not to have the flame retardants IMO. If it's a polyester or something it can release dangerous chemicals in a fire, but so can anything plastic or microfiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123LuckyMom View Post
    I'm guessing they're required to state that because the rug is not treated with fire retardants. That's just a guess, though. Every kind of fabric is flammable. If the rug is a natural fiber like cotton or wool, you're fine. In fact, it's better not to have the flame retardants IMO. If it's a polyester or something it can release dangerous chemicals in a fire, but so can anything plastic or microfiber.
    Yes, it's 100% cotton. Thank you!
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    That's great. That means it is not treated with terrible chemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindra178 View Post
    That's great. That means it is not treated with terrible chemicals.
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