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Young America Announces Additional GREENGUARD Certified Products

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Young America, a leader in infant and youth furniture, announced that 47 additional items in the companyʼs product line have received the GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM Certification.

Last year, as part of the companyʼs promise to be “the brand you can trust,” Young America made a commitment to produce the safest furniture consumers can buy for their children. Part of that commitment included eventual GREENGUARD Certification on all Young America products, starting with cribs.

The company continues to make good on its promise to offer consumers an entire Young America product line that is GREENGUARD Certified. Effective immediately, an additional 47 items in the Young America product line now carry the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification.

“GREENGUARD Certification focuses primarily on the indoor air quality of a childʼs living space, particularly the bedroom where he/she spends the most time,” explained Cristina Loth, Young Americaʼs Vice President of Engineering Services. “Children spend about 85 percent of their time indoors, where the air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoors.

“Based on these statistics, we quickly realized that the health and safety of a child starts indoors. Thatʼs when Young America made the decision to lead the industry in safety by offering consumers, over time, an entire Young America product line that is GREENGUARD Certified.”

The additional 47 items in the Young America product line that have received the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification include a variety of beds. “Since the majority of a childʼs first few years of life are spent sleeping,” said Ward OʼQuinn, Product Manager for Young America, “it only seemed natural that we begin the certification process with cribs and beds.”

According to Neil MacKenzie, Stanley Furniture Companyʼs Director of Marketing, all certified products can now be identified on youngamerica.com by the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification logo.

“When it comes to indoor air quality, GREENGUARD is the authority in the infant and youth furniture industry,” said Mr. OʼQuinn. “We are excited and proud to offer our retailers and consumers such a highly-regarded third-party certification. And Young Americaʼs cribs and beds are only the beginning.”

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that specializes in improving public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air quality. Since its inception in 2001, GEI has been using environmental chamber technology to certify products for chemical emissions and uphold rigorous indoor air quality (IAQ) standards.

For more information about GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) or Young Americaʼs newly received GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification, visit greenguard.org.

Young America is Stanley Furniture Companyʼs industry leading brand of nursery and youth furniture, Built to Grow™ from crib to college. With all of its products made in the USA, Young America is the brand for safety, broad selection and quick delivery. To learn more visit youngamerica.com.

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