CPSC Continues Flammability Process

January 2005
Home Textiles Today;1/10/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 18, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows, and quilts are included in the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for bedclothes that is being issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of the U.S. The ANPR is the first step in the rulemaking process that could lead to a proposed standard for the bedclothes category. The ANPR will allow CPSC to identify if there is a specific hazard and to collect information on it. The CPSC vote to issue the ANPR for bedclothes came at the same time it voted to formally propose a national open flame mattress standard that became law on January 1 in California.


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