TITLE

A novice's encounter with flammability

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, Dave
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;03/19/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 28, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the upholstered furniture flammability issue in the United States. Observations from a flammability workshop sponsored by the American Furniture Manufacturers Association; Complexities, technicalities and legalities surrounding the issue; Parenting problem.
ACCESSION #
4229214

 

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