Posted on 25/05/2020
Canada adopts tent flammability standard

CAN/CGSB-182.1-2020 fixes flammability and labelling requirements for tents, including flammability tests when new, after leaching and after weathering. The new standard requires resistance to a horizontal fire test (comparable to ASTM D2859) for flooring materials and a vertical small burner test. Applicable to consumer tents for outdoor, or outdoor and indoor use, including camping, child and trailer tents, tepees, dining and sun shelters, etc., as well as separate components and accessories to the tents. The standard is likely to be also adopted in the US, where a final adoption ballot is underway under ASTM F3431 (Standard Specification for Flammability of Materials for Recreational Camping Tents and Warning Labels for Associated Hazards)


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