Posted on 27/07/2021 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety 2021
US federal furniture fire safety enacted

The CPSC has issued a final federal rule to require for cigarette ignition resistance of all upholstered furniture, as passed in the COVID–19 Regulatory Relief and Work From Home Safety Act (see pinfa Newsletter n°122). The rule is based on California TB 117-2013 and defines the scope of upholstered furniture (any furniture with integrated or separate filling or cushion susceptible to be used indoors), defines labelling requirements and testing methods. This rule prevents States from implementing any stricter furniture fire safety requirements (presumably this is only for domestic furniture).

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) “Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture”, 16 CFR Part 1640, Docket No. CPSC–2021–0007, Federal Register vol. 86, n° 67, 9th April 2021

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