According to multiple media reports, substandard play mat can release the toxic substance formamide. Formamide can enter the body through the skin and respiratory tract, and cause irreversible damage. The key of play mat safety is material.
There are EPE, XPE, PVC, EVA and cotton/polyester play mats in the market. We advise parents to choose cotton or polyester play mats whenever possible, which are softer and safer. If you want to buy EVA play mats, you should be particularly careful not to buy recycled EVA play mats. Because some factories add formamide when using recycled EVA material to produce play mats, which is harmful to the health of babies.