Certification of Foam Mattresses in Brazil is mandatory and regulated by Inmetro.
The Foam Mattresses are certified by product family and the certification model can be 5 or 7.
Product family? What does it mean?
Set of models, identified by one or more brands, produced in the same factory, which have the same constructive characteristics, listed in the Family Descriptive Memorial and listed below:
a) Type of mattress / mat:
If traditional foam mattress
If mattress box conjugate
If auxiliary mattress
If mixed mattress
b) Foam sheet:
number of foam sheets
blade foam type
blade foam density
c) Structure and material of the base, for conjugated box mattress and auxiliary mattress.
And what are the certification models?
Model 5: includes the evaluation and approval of the Quality Management System and the Customer Service Systematic of the supplier through audits and tests on samples that can be collected both at the factory and in the trade.
Model 7: batch certification, which is evaluated through product tests and evaluation of the Customer Service System. This modality is more common for imported products.