Non Toxic Strollers Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

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Non Toxic Strollers

Which Stroller Brands Are Non Toxic?

My toddler wants to go out and spend lots of time outside these days. She loves walking and running at the park or at the mall.  However,  I can’t quite leave the stroller at home and go out without it because there is still a need for a stroller.  She gets tired after while and she wants to be carried. So I have been looking to find an umbrella stroller that is much lighter than the full-sized stroller. (I have an UPPAbaby Cruz which is wonderful. It is a compact stroller but I need something much lighter!)  While researching, I have realized that a stroller also can be toxic just like a baby car seat.  A stroller can contain toxic flame retardant chemicals! In this post, I share with you  how a stroller can be toxic to your baby and also what non toxic strollers without any flame retardant chemicals are available. I have divided strollers into three categories: full-sized stroller, jogging stroller and umbrella stroller.

 

How Stroller Can Be Toxic

 

Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are chemicals added to materials in order to prevent fire from starting or reduce the spread of fire.  Not all flame retardants are dangerous but some of them are very toxic. Flame retardants include brominated, chlorinated and phosphate-based chemicals. Brominated and chlorinated-based chemicals which are also called halogenated are harmful to our health. Brominated or chlorinated flame retardant chemicals can cause cancer, disrupt our hormone and damage developing brain cells. These harmful brominated and chlorinated-based chemicals that are present in baby products are PentaBDE/ Firemater 550, TDCPP, TCPP, TCEP. Let’s take a look what they are.

 

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PentaBDE) / Firemater 550

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) had been used as the primary flame retardant chemical in furniture and baby products between 1975 and 2004 to meet the fire safety standards.  Exposure to PBDEs are associated with reduced IQ in children, changes in male hormone levels and reduced sperm count, increased time to become pregnant in women, low birth weight, and impaired childhood development. It was detected in strollers, car seats, rockers, and portable cribs. Due to the danger of this chemicals, they were phased out from market in 2005 and got replaced with Firemaster 550.  According to a new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, toddlers (ages 2-3) before the phase-out took effect in 2004-2005, had significantly higher levels of BDE-47 (the most frequently detected component of the pentaBDE mixture in humans) in their blood than toddlers who turned 2-3 year old after the phase out period. However, Investigators found PBDEs in every child blood sample even after phase out period. PBDEs continue to be detected in the blood of young children nearly 10 years following their removal from US market. The replacement for PBDEs, Firemaster 550 has been also linked to obesity, heart disease, hormone disruption and cancer.

 

Tris (1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCPP)

Tris (1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCPP) and other tris types of phosphates are chlorinated organophosphate flame retardants and they are sometimes all referred to as chlorinated tris.  Tris (1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCPP) is a chemical that was removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s because it enters children’s bodies, mutates DNA and may cause cancer. However, it is found in many baby products nowadays. According to tests done by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, sixty of the 101 car seats, changing pads and other products contain chlorinated Tris. One study suspects Tris and other flame retardants also disrupt hormones, damage developing brains and reproductive systems. TDCPP is found in nursing pillows, changing table pads, baby carriers, car seats and high chair pads.

 

Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP)

Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) is classified as a carcinogen by the State of California. It can also impair fertility. It is found in strollers, nursing pillows, baby carriers and portable cribs.

 

Tris(chloropropyl) phosphate (TCPP)

Tris(chloropropyl) phosphate (TCPP) commonly used in polyurethane foam. Lab tests show that it may impact nervous system development and thyroid hormone levels.  TCPP is very similar to TCEP and TDCPP which cause cancer.

 

There are growing criticisms that flame retardant chemicals actually do not provide any meaningful benefit in case of a fire, instead it increases the amounts of toxic chemicals in the smoke and also causes negative health effects on our babies and children. In addition, research shows that firefighters have higher chance of getting a cancer due to dangerous fire retardant chemicals. Therefore, firefighters union has been active in pursuing tighter regulations on toxic chemicals.

(Chemical Flame Retardants Lace Baby Products, New Study Finds)

(Toxic Flame Retardants)

(Childhood exposure to flame retardant chemicals declines following phase-out)

(Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals Means Firefighters Face Higher Cancer Risk Than Previously Thought)

 

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals In Baby Strollers

In the past, stroller manufacturers had to pass the flammability test and meet fire safety  standards for their products. Flammability test involved 12 second exposure to open flame. In order to pass this open flame test, manufacturers used flame retardant chemicals to withstand open flame.  However, starting 2014 many baby products were exempted from the flammability requirement in the state of California under the new standard CA TB 117-2013. That means manufactures do not have to use flame retardant chemicals to meet the new standard. However, the new standard doesn’t prohibit use of flame retardant, therefore, there is no guarantee that stroller manufacturers do not use flame retardant chemicals.  Strollers manufactured prior to 2014 will surely contain flame retardant chemicals.  Strollers manufactured after 2014, on the other hand, may or may not contain flame retardant chemicals. Although many strollers manufactured after 2014 do not contain flame retardant chemicals, some strollers still do. There is a way to check if the stroller has flame retardant chemicals. You can look for TB117 label stating that the product meets the flammability requirements of California Bureau and that product contains no added flame retardant chemicals. Also, contact the manufacturer directly to find out if they use any flame retardants in the stroller.

 

 

Where Flame Retardant Chemicals Are Located In Baby Strollers

Strollers can contain flame retardants in following locations.

 

Polyurethane foam

Polyurethane foam is used for baby strollers, baby car seats, baby crib mattresses and baby carriers. Typically, it is used to fill stroller tires or found in a stroller seat. Polyurethane foam is made of petroleum-based material that emits volatile organic compounds. It is used in mattresses, building insulation, TV/ Computer equipments or soft furnishings. Polyurethane is made when toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) react together with polyols. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is toxic by inhalation and is suspected to cause a cancer. It is also a known skin and mucous membranes irritant.  Foam is also made with other toxic chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, solvents, perfluorooctyl sulfonate, chlorine, methylene chlorine, flame retardants and volatile organic compounds. Many of these chemicals are known to cause serious negative health effects such as cancer.

When polyurethane foam is on fire, it generates toxic gasses and smoke, which makes it difficult to evacuate and put out a fire. It is known as ‘solid gasoline’ by insurance companies. Properties lost or lives taken due to fire involving polyurethane foam are common. According to the National Association of State Fire Marshal’s George Miller, at least two people each day die in the result of fire from polyurethane foam. Therefore, manufacturers add flame retardant chemicals to the polyurethane foam. After the new standard CA TB 117-2013 is in effect, manufactures of polyurethane foam do not have to use flame retardant to pass the test. However, since the new standard does not prohibit using flame retardant chemicals, manufacturers can still use them.

Unfortunately, polyurethane foam is very commonly used in stroller seat paddings and wheels. It is hard to find a stroller without  polyurethane foam. The only ones I know for sure who don’t use polyurethane foam are Bumbleride Stroller and Zoe Stroller. in my listing. You will see my non toxic stroller listing later below. So please read on!  (Urethane Foam Health Effects)

 

Fabric

For a flammability test, a 12 second open flame test was replaced with a smolder-only test under the new standard CA TB 117-2013.  In smolder-only test, a lighted cigarette (not an open flame) is placed on the surface of a product. Most fabrics used for upholstery furniture, car seats, strollers are synthetic or synthetic blend fabrics. Synthetic fabrics are made from crude oil which is also like solid gasoline. In the smolder-only test, a fabric is more vulnerable than polyurethane foam since a lighted cigarette will be  placed on the fabric.  That means although foam manufacturers choose not to use flame retardant in the foam, flame retardant chemicals may be found in the fabric. (What Does The New TB117-2013 Mean To You?)

In my research, polyester was the most used material for a stroller. I assume polyester is used due to its durability and also stain & water-resistant property. I have’t seen any stroller fabric made with organic fabrics except in the lining of a bassinet for a new born. The best kind of fabric material for a stroller I could find was an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified fabric. An Oeko-Tex Standard 100 fabric means the fabric is free of 100 different toxic chemicals. The certification looks at all processing levels of a product from raw materials to finished textiles including accessory materials used.  Another eco-friendly material for a stroller is recycled polyester. A couple of stroller brands use this material for their strollers.

Stroller fabrics can be treated with coating such as waterproofing, anti bacterial or stain resistance. However, coating means  more toxic chemicals. Therefore, if you want to go for the most non-toxic fabric for a stroller, go for an Oeko-Tex certified fabric or a recycled fabric with no treatments and coatings.

Bumbleride strollers are made with 100% recycled polyester made from post-consumer water bottles (rPET, polyethylene terephthalate). Their fabric is also Oeko-Tex 100 Standard certified. Bugaboo Fox Complete is also made with recycled PET bottles.

 

 

PVC materials In The Rain Shield

Many strollers have a rain shield made of toxic material polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is known to cause reproductive, developmental and immune problems and cause cancer. If you want to avoid PVC, purchase a universal rain cover made with non-PVC material separately.  Bumbleride strollers has a rain shield made with a non PVC, non chlorine, non phthalate plastic which is compatible with Bumbleride Indie. Jolly Jumper makes a phthalate-free vinyl universal weathershield which fits most strollers.

 

 

Non Toxic Strollers Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

Now, let’s take a look at strollers that have no toxic flame retardant chemicals. Strollers can be divided into several categories: full-sized stroller, jogging stroller, lightweight/ umbrella stroller.

 

Full-sized Strollers – Non Toxic Strollers

Stokke Xplory V5 Stroller

Stokke does not use flame retardants, nor do their products contain BPA, PVC, phthalates or lead. Also all Xplory plastic parts are marked for future recycling, re-use and handling. Stokke is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative in Norway. They try to be environmentally responsible and minimize their carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

Stokke  Xplory stroller raises baby higher to promote eye contact and connection with her mom. Baby can sit at the restaurant’s table without needing a booster seat.

 

Materials: The seating padding is made of polyurethane foam as well as the carry cot mattress. The seat textile is made of 100% Polyester.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None
(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: 100% polyester with a PVC window

 

 

Bugaboo Fox Complete Stroller

 

Bugaboo strives to be environmentally responsible and eco-friendly. They set up global packaging guidelines in order to minimize waste and work towards zero impact packaging. They also focus on minimizing their product waste stream. They are officially committed to setting science-based emission reduction targets, via the Science Based Targets Initiative. They started increasing their use of recycled materials. The fabrics of their stroller, Bugaboo Fox Complete is made with recycled PET bottles. They also do not use flame retardants. However, their handle bar has PVC in it. (rubber blend)

 

Materials: Frames are aluminum and plastic. The fabrics are of machine washable (gentle cycle/cold water) 100% recycled polyester and uses a polyurethane foam. Wood is used on the bassinet and seat unit. The handlebar foam is a blend of NBR+PVC, it’s a rubber blend developed to resist to environment conditions.

Bugaboo follows the Oeko-Tex standard for the chemicals on fabrics and complete extensive chemical tests for all their fabrics.  As their main safety certification is using TuV Sud / GS mark, they use their certification for their complete stroller which includes the chemical testing in line with the Oeko-Tex 100 guidelines.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None
(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: PVC

 

 

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

 

UPPAbaby also tries to be an eco-friendly company by recycling materials from used strollers and setting up shipping centres on both coasts to reduce emissions and travel by delivery trucks. In 2017, their Mesa Henry car seat was the first model to pass the fire test of car seats without any flame retardant chemicals.  UPPAbaby does not use toxic flame retardants, BPA, Phthalates, Lead, Latex, Teflon, or ScotchGuard in any of their products.

The VISTA’s intuitive design allows for multiple configurations, making easy transporting a second and third child all while strolling like a single.

 

Materials

The Toddler Seat is polyester. The Bassinet is polyester with a cotton/nylon/poly blend liner. The padding is made of polyurethane foam.

HENRY (Blue Marl) only: The Toddler Seat and Bassinet outer fabrics are a nylon/polyester blend.

2018 VISTA: 100% full-grain leather handlebar and bumper bar.

The stroller has polyurethane foam in the wheels (plastic wheels filled with foam).

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: pthalate-free PVC

 

Nuna Mixx2 Stroller

Non Toxic Stroller - Nuna Mixx2 Stroller

Non Toxic Stroller – Nuna Mixx2 Stroller

 

Nuna strives to eliminate the use of toxins while complying with standards at the same time. Throughout the entire process from each product’s material content and ingredients to their eco-friendly production equipment and processes. Their ISO 14001 certified factory uses solar powered energy and exhaust treatment. They also have water recycle program, plastic waste and packaging recycle program. Nuna fabric, fiber fill, foam, plastics and metals all abide by European REACH and EN71 standards as well as CPSIA in the USA and CCPSA in Canada.

 

Materials:

Canopy: 77% Polyester Fiber, 23% Polyurethane Foam

Crotch Pad: 100% Polyurethane Foam

Harness Covers:  100% Polyurethane Foam

Seat Pad:  54% Polyester Fiber, 46% Polyurethane Foam

Wheels: EVA Foam tires, 77% Polyester Fiber, 23% Polyurethane Foam

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: EVA (No PVC)

 

 

Baby Jogger Citi Mini GT Stroller

 

Baby Jogger stopped using flame retardants starting 2013. Their strollers are also free from PVC, BPA, lead, latex, Teflon, Phthalates, formaldehyde, AZO dyes and Scotchguard.

Baby Jogger Citi Mini GT stroller has a quick fold function which makes folding a stroller super easy.

 

Materials: 47% Nylon/43% Polyester/8% Polyurethane Foam/2% TPU

The foam filler in the seat is a polyurethane foam. The wheels are a foam filled rubber tire.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: PVC (BPA free)

 

Britax B-Ready Stroller 

As of January 1, 2013, Britax required all of its suppliers to eliminate certain chemical flame retardants containing bromine, chlorine or other halogens, from all components used in its car seats and all other products.  Britax said that all of its suppliers have confirmed they are compliant with Britax’s strict  standards. Britax and BOB strollers are not treated with any chemical flame retardants.

Britax B-Ready has easy one-step folding, even with two seats attached.

 

Materials: 

The stroller body has Polyurethane Foam Pad – 80%, Polyester Fiber Batting – 20% Comfort Pads (2): Polyurethane Foam Pad – 100% Arm Bar Pad: Polyester Fiber Batting – 70%, Polyurethane Foam Pad – 30%.

It also has urethane foam-filled rubber tires.

It is made with Nanotex, a stain-resistant, moisture-resistant and order-resistant fabric with an exclusive nanotechnology.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via phone)

 

 

Jogging Strollers – Non Toxic Strollers

Bumbleride Indie Jogging Stroller

Bumbleride carefully choose products’ textiles, aluminum and plastics. They want to be environmentally responsible and put efforts in sustaining environment. Bumbleride fabrics are made with 100% recycled polyester made from post-consumer water bottles (rPET, polyethylene terephthalate).  All of their fabrics are OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class I certified free from harmful chemicals. Also, their black colorways use an innovative dye process that conserves approximately 25-40 gallons of water per stroller.  This dye process reduces water use and pollution created from the dye process. They also stopped using flame retardants starting 2013.  Their stroller has no flame retardant, PVC, phthalate and polyurethane foam. Instead of. polyurethane foam, they use Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) in the handlebars. TPR is recyclable and uses less energy to produce.  Bumbleride carry active, twin and speed strollers.

 

Materials: OEKO-TEX Standard 100 fabric which is 100% recycled polyester. This stroller has no polyurethane foam. Thermoplastic rubber is used in the handlebars instead of polyurethane foam.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: non PVC, non chlorine, non phthalate plastic

 

 

BOB revolution FLEX stroller Bundle

 

BOB Gear is owned by Britax company. As of January 1, 2013, Britax required all of its suppliers to eliminate certain chemical flame retardants containing bromine, chlorine or other halogens, from all components used in its car seats and all other products.  Britax said that all of its suppliers have confirmed they are compliant with Britax’s strict  standards. Both Britax and BOB strollers are not treated with any flame retardant chemicals.

 

Seat Material: Poly and dobby weave fabrics with water repellent coating and open-cell foam padding. (Polyester, Polyurethane Foam)

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

 

 

Mountain Buggy Terrain Jogging Stroller

Mountain Buggy is owned by Phil & Teds. Phil & Teds tests all of their and Mountain Buggy’s products regularly for mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, phthalates, antimony, barium, selenium. Most of the Mountain Buggy Stroller materials used can be recycled. No flame retardant, PVC or BPA are used for their stroller.

Mountain Buggy Terrain Jogging Stroller has convenient storage system: Zip pockets on the sun hood with headphone eyelet, 2 water bottle holders and a new zip-covered gear tray which holds 22lbs of storage.

Materials: 

Seats: rip stop nylon, a polyester blend

Seat cushion:  polyurethane foam inside the seat liner
Wheels: rubber or EVA foam

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: PVC

 

 

Baby Jogger Summit X3 Single Jogging Stroller

Baby Jogger stopped using flame retardants starting 2013. Their strollers are also free from PVC, BPA, lead, latex, Teflon, Phthalates, formaldehyde, AZO dyes and Scotchguard.

Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging Stroller offers a remote wheel lock on the handlebar that lets you switch between swivel mode and a locked position for the front wheel.

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

 

 

 

 

Umbrella/ Lightweight Strollers- Non Toxic Strollers

Maclaren Triumph Stroller

Maclaren wants to make things better for future generation by sustaining our environment. All of their cardboard used is made of 10% recycled materials. Their boxes are also FSC certified. (Forest Stewardship Council) In addition, they removed all PVC plastic from their accessory packages which have prevented more than 100 tons of waste from filling landfills around the world. They also encourage parents to recycle their strollers by have them participate in their stroller trade-in program and receive a discount on future purchases at Maclarenbaby.com. In this way, they are encourage families to dispose of strollers in the best way possible.  Maclaren strollers  have no chemicals such as phthalates, lead, chromium, DMF, Nickel,  Azo dyes, NPEO, Tris, TEPA, PBB, Aromatic Amines, Formaldehyde, Banned dyes, Benzene, Animony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Mercury, Selenium, Heavy Metals, BPA and flame retardant chemicals.

Maclaren specializes in making umbrella strollers. You will find umbrella strollers for single and twin.

Materials:

Polyurethane foam
WRPU is used for the waterproofing of their fabrics.
PVC is used in their hood windows where applicable and rain covers.

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals:

None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: PVC

 

 

Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller

Mountain Buggy is owned by Phil & Teds. Phil & Teds tests all of their and Mountain Buggy’s products regularly for mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, phthalates, antimony, barium, selenium. Most of the Mountain Buggy Stroller materials used can be recycled. No flame retardant, PVC or BPA are used for their stroller.

Mountain Buggy Nano is equipped with an on-board car seat adapter converting it to a travel system, accommodating most leading car seat brands.

Materials :

Seats: rip stop nylon, a polyester blend

Seat cushion:  polyurethane foam inside the seat liner
Wheels: EVA

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

 

 

UPPAbaby Minu Stroller

UPPAbaby also tries to be an eco-friendly company by recycling materials from used strollers and setting up shipping centres on both coasts to reduce emissions and travel by delivery trucks. In 2017, their Mesa Henry car seat was the first model to pass the fire test of car seats without any flame retardant chemicals.  UPPAbaby does not use toxic flame retardants, BPA, Phthalates, Lead, Latex, Teflon, or ScotchGuard in any of their products.

Materials:

Seat Pad Outer Fabrics: 64% cotton/21% modal/8% nylon/6% polyurethane

Seat Pad Inner Fabrics: 100% Polyester

Padding: 100% Polyurethane foam

From Birth Kit Fabrics:

Mélange: 81% Nylon/19% Polyester

Solid: 100% Polyester

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

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Baby Jogger Citi Tour Stroller

Non Toxic Stroller - Baby Jogger Citi Tour Stroller

Non Toxic Stroller – Baby Jogger Citi Tour Stroller

Baby Jogger stopped using flame retardants starting 2013. Their strollers are also free from PVC, BPA, lead, latex, Teflon, Phthalates, formaldehyde, AZO dyes and Scotchguard.

Baby Jogger Citi Tour stroller has a quick fold function which makes folding a stroller super easy.

 

Materials: 

Fabric: Polyester

Seat Padding: Polyurethane Foam

Wheels: EVA wheels

Rain Cover: PVC (BPA free)

 

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: PVC (BPA free)

 

Britax B-Agile Lightweight Stroller

As of January 1, 2013, Britax required all of its suppliers to eliminate certain chemical flame retardants containing bromine, chlorine or other halogens, from all components used in its car seats and all other products.  Britax said that all of its suppliers have confirmed they are compliant with Britax’s strict  standards. Britax and BOB strollers are not treated with any chemical flame retardants.

Britax B-Agile Lightweight stroller is not exactly an umbrella stroller but a lightweight stroller. (18 lbs)

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via phone)

 

 

Zoe XL1 Best V2 Umbrella Stroller

Zoe specializes in lightweight, umbrella strollers. They do not use any flame retardant chemicals or polyurethane foam in their strollers.

Zoe XL1 BEST v2 lightweight umbrella stroller is super light at 11lbs. It folds with one-hand, fits in a backpack and even many overhead bins on airplanes. It can be optionally carried as a backpack itself.

They also have a XLC Best v2 model which is more compact for traveling. It fits virtually all airplane overhead bins.

 

Materials: The fabric is high grade D600 Polyester/Nylon similar to Cordura.  The frame is aluminum.  The wheels are plastic.  The padding is NOT polyurethane.  It’s a polyester fiber.

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

Rain Cover: Plastic

 

Peg Perego Pliko Mini Umbrella Stroller

 

Peg Perego strollers have no flame retardant chemicals.

All Peg Perego baby products are made in Italy from concept to creation, every step in the process.

Matierlas: a weather-resistant outside fabric

Flame Retardant Chemicals: None

(confirmed with the manufacturer via email)

 

 

 

 

Final Thoughts

Stroller can contain toxic flame retardant chemicals on the fabric or on the foam part of a stroller (seat paddings, bumper bars, or wheels)  It can also contain toxic material, PVC on some parts of the stroller or in the rain shield.  Most commonly used fabric for a stroller is polyester and foam is polyurethane foam. Rain cover is often made with PVC.  Stroller manufacturer may or may not use flame retardant chemicals on polyester fabric or polyurethane foam. Therefore, inquiring directly with a manufacturer will be a good idea. The best type of fabric you can find for a stroller would be an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified fabric. Also, recycled polyester (rPET) can be used as an eco-friendly fabric material.

The strollers I researched all used polyester fabric and polyurethane foam except Bumbleride Indie jogging strollerBugaboo Fox Complete and Zoe Strollers. Both  Bumbleride Indie jogging stroller and Bugaboo Fox Complete stroller are made with 100% recycled PET. Bumbleride is the only company that uses OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified fabric for their strollers. Bugaboo Fox Complete stroller is TuV Sud / GS mark certified which uses the chemical testing in line with the Oeko-Tex 100 guidelines. Bumbleride and Zoe Strollers are the only companies thatdo not use polyurethane foam in their strollers.

I really like Bumbleride strollers but they only makes three models: Indie, Indie Twin, Speed which are designed for active families. Unfortunately they do not make umbrella strollers, therefore, I had to choose a different brand. For an umbrella stroller, I really like a Zoe XL1 BEST v2 lightweight umbrella stroller.  Zoe stroller specializes in umbrella/ light weight strollers and they do not use polyurethane foam in their strollers. Also, Zoe XL1 Best V2 umbrella stroller is super light at 11 lbs.  It can be folded with one hand which makes using this stroller super easy. In addition, it has a huge canopy and comes with cool accessories such as a cup holder and a snack cup for a toddler, a cup holder for a  parent and a belly bar.  It is reasonably priced for many features you get.  Importantly, it is one of the most non-toxic strollers available with no polyurethane foam anywhere in the stroller.

 

 

If you are interested in the best umbrella stroller, please read my post ‘Best Umbrella Stroller – Which Umbrella Stroller Is The Best?‘.

If you are interested in non-toxic car seats, please read my post ‘Non Toxic Car Seats Without Flame Retardant Chemicals‘.

If you want to find more about Baby Jogger Umbrella Stroller, please read my review in my post, ‘Baby Jogger City Tour Umbrella Stroller Review – Pros and Cons of Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller’.

 

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