New flammability rules coming, in a year or two

Thomas, Larry
November 2001
Furniture/Today;11/12/2001, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p35
Trade Publication
Focuses on the flammability standards for the bedding industry imposed by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission. Details on open-flame ignition sources; Prevention of fires; Discussion of the interplay between mattress and bedding.


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