CPSC offers uph. FR reg

Gunlin, Joan
March 2008
Furniture/Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 27, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on a proposed federal standard regarding upholstered furniture flammability from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The proposal allows manufacturers to use smolder-resistant cover fabrics or interior fire-resistant barriers to protect the furniture's filling material. It aims to reduce the risk of upholstered furniture fire without requiring the use of fire-retardant chemicals. Reactions of the industry to the proposal are presented.


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