Safety of Chinese Made Leather Furniture
DH and I are considering purchasing a low priced Chinese made leather sofa and chair to replace our American made 17 year old Emerson sofa and chair as the leather is now cracking, peeling and splitting-- looks real shabby. I have recently come across some older (2009-2010) information on a Google search re: the toxicity of the Chinese made furniture due to their use of Dimethyl Fumarate to retard mold growth in transit. Any one here have any insight into current info on this situation? I would never consider purchasing this garbage but I'm 24/7 caregiver in my home for my parent who has Alzheimer's and frankly don't want to invest the money on a good quality American made item when I know we will have accidents and spills :-( I realize this furniture will probably only last for 2-3 years but am more concerned with what I read re this chemical.
Thanks for any info or insight one may offer.