In your text named “Eco, bio, organic, OEKO TEX-certified strollers: which stroller brands and materials are better for the planet & for the baby?”, I came upon information that Joie strollers have OEKO TEX certificate.
However, when I asked the the same question, their answer was… kind of ambivalent. I asked a bit more detailed question several days later via email and still haven’t got the answer.
Here’s the question I sent them on Instagram:
Dear Joie, could you please confirm if the Joie Litetrax 4 travel system (push chair and car seat) for babies have OEKO TEX certificate? I.e. is it made with non-toxic materials?
And here’s their answer:
We can confirm that our Joie car seat range is free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC. All Groups 0+/1 onwards are all completely FR free. Our infant carriers (Group0+) require a chemical treatment to pass the UK F&F flammability regulations. Group0+ infant carriers are free from the following fire retardants: TCPP, chlorinated and brominated flame retardants & perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). With many of our products being sold throughout Europe & beyond, we always ensure we comply with regional variations in chemical testing requirements. Rest assured that all Joie products maintain the highest levels of compliance regarding chemical content ~ Ella
I am not even sure what they meant to say! Are only car seats FR free? What about stroller seats and strollers as whole? I guessed that “carriers” means “carry cot” - so they do contain FR. What about other toxic chemicals? It is so hard for amateurs and newbies to understand these stuff! Are Joie strollers safe in general?