Basic facts about the new federal mattress FR standard

July 2007
Furniture/Today;7/2/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 42, p20
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The article offers information about the fire resistant standard for mattresses in the U.S. It is said issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the International Sleep Products Association and Sleep Products Safety Council. It is created to give consumers more time to escape a fire and to minimize the severity of house fires. To be able for mattresses to pass the standard, it must be able to resist exposure to open flames in a controlled burn and resist ignition for 30 minutes. INSET: How to talk to consumers about new FR standard.


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