TITLE

Mattress flammability issue heating up again

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, David
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;7/24/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 45, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the new open flame standards for mattresses sold in the U.S. Such standard which would take effect on the next July was due to the heating up of the flammability issues on mattresses. Meanwhile, fire resistant material suppliers are approaching the issue with a greater sense of urgency. On the other hand, a series of shoptalk seminars, all of which played to sold out crowds was conducted by International Sleep Product Association in North Carolina.
ACCESSION #
21751368

 

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