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#1 of 4 Old 06-25-2009, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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Is it possible to launder out flame retardent? I want to get one of those collapsable play tunnels for the kids but they are all treated : (what the point of that is I don't know!) And I can't seemed to find any that are either made of cotton or not treated. It obviously won't fit in the washer but I thought maybe I could scrub it in the tub or something.

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My DH's uniforms are treated with fire-retardent chemicals. They are not supposed to be dry cleaned b/c the cleaning process will remove it. Regular washing is supposed to be fine though. I don't know if that helps or not...

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Yeah the retardants can't easily be washed out.

Our tunel is nylon - maybe you can find one like that?
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I was just reading about bromine in carseats.  Washing w/ detergent does not wash it out but washing w/ soap does.  The manufacturer says that if the seat cover is washed in soap, the warranty is null and void


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