Hi, does anyone know if any of the bedroom dressers at Ikea are Carb 2 Compliant and if they are, why doesn't Ikea advertise that they are Carb 2 Compliant.
01.02.2023 18:46 - edited 01.02.2023 18:46
Thank you for your post and welcome to the community. While there is currently no standard in Canada for the use of formaldehyde, IKEA applies the strictest legislation for formaldehyde emissions (which is the California standard at this time) in products sold worldwide. These standards state that total emissions from a wood-based product cannot exceed 0.05 ppm.
Furthermore, all paints and lacquers applied to IKEA products are formaldehyde-free, which means that the final product will have an even lower emission level than the individual materials. When it comes to the labelling of products containing formaldehyde, IKEA products are fully compliant, and labelling is on the production stamp.
I know that Ikea furniture meets the California standard for formaldehyde emissions, but I wanted to know if any of the dressers go further and are California Carb 2 Compliant which is less emissions than the standard. The Tyssadel is MDF, so it might not be Carb 2 Compliant, but I thought the Hemnes dressers would be Carb 2 Compliant because they are solid wood. I would like the least amount of formaldehyde emissions in the dressers, since they will be placed in the bedrooms.
Thanks for following up with us. Aside from the information in our original reply, we regretfully cannot confirm anything else regarding Carb 2 compliance.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.
If you cannot confirm that it is Carb 2 compliant, I would assume that it isn't. Since the Hemnes dressers are solid wood and they are not Carb 2 Compliant, wouldn't that mean that the stain and lacquer on the Hemnes still has formaldehyde because solid wood contains almost no formaldehyde, so the only part that could have formaldehyde, would be the finish.