CPSC: Imported uph. would require FR test

Evans, Gary
March 2008
Furniture/Today;3/24/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 29, p93
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will require retailers of upholstered furniture to conduct a fire resistant (FR) test to products imported abroad. It was stated that proposed policy will ensure that the retailers will follow the U.S. flammability standard. According to Dale Ray, upholstery flammability product manager and a senior economist for the CPSC, importers will be responsible for the testing and not the overseas factories.


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