Standards costly for bedding producers

Perry, David
April 2006
Furniture/Today;4/24/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 33, p232
Trade Publication
The article anticipates the costs incurred by bedding producers in complying with a new federal mattress flammability standard in the U.S. The costs could quickly add up for bedding makers based on the breadth of their product offerings. The new federal standard requires producers to pass three burn tests of prototype models for each bed in their line.


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