Charleston fire spurs calls for FR regs

Evans, Gary
July 2007
Furniture/Today;7/2/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 42, p1
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The article reports on the enactment of a mandatory federal law concerning fire safety standard for upholstery due to a major fire at the Sofa Superstore warehouse and showroom in Charleston, South Carolina. Several organizations have asked the U.S. Consumer Product Commission to set fire-safety rules for upholstered furniture but fell apart at the last minute. However, AHFA has been focusing on fires caused by cigarettes, which account for 90% of residential upholstery fires.


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