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- California bureau chief addresses proposed changes. // Furniture/Today;6/17/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 40, p12
Interviews Pamela Rivette, chief of the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation. Proposed changes to TB 117, designed to reduce the physical and economic harm of fires started by small-flame sources in contact with upholstered furniture; Open-flame tests in TB 117 for...
- ASTM Fire Standards for Furniture, Mattresses and Bedding. // Melliand International;Mar2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p6
The article focuses on the new ASTM Fire Standards for Upholstered Furniture, Matresses and Bedding by the ASTM International which provides information on mandatory and voluntary fire testing, flammability performance, and quality control test standards fort textiles.
- BSI re-covers upholstery standards. // Fire Safety Engineering;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p8
The article reports on the revisions made to two upholstery ignitability standards by BSI in Great Britain, one for beds and mattresses and another for upholstered seats. BS 6807:2006 outlines methods for assessing the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered divans and upholstered bed bases,...
- FIRA launches flammability testing guide. // Cabinet Maker;1/13/2012, Issue 5770, p16
The article reports on the launch of a new best practice guide for upholstery flammability testing by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA), for the Furniture Retail Quality Group (FRQG) in Great Britain.
- Current Status of Flammability Regulations in the United States. // Proceedings of the Annual International Conference & Exhibition ;2004, p86
This article features a presentation by Michele L. Wallace of Cotton Inc. on the current status of flammability regulations in the U.S. During the past few years, activity directed towards flammability regulations for both apparel and home products has increased. Both the state of California and...
- Speak up now on FR. Combs, Heath E. // Furniture/Today;2/25/2013, Vol. 37 Issue 26, p1
The article offers information regarding a new upholstered flammability rule in California. It presents views of Tonya Blood, chief of the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation regarding safety of upholstery fabrics. It discusses the importance of a flammability standard...
- Polish sofas to be UK compliant. // Cabinet Maker;8/13/2004, Issue 5401, p7
Reports on the need for upholstery companies exporting to the Great Britain to comply with the flammability regulations. Interests of furniture manufacturers in the region; Causes of the problems of non-compliant products; Increase in the level of non-compliant upholstery entering the country.
- Fibre fire test fears. Lewis, Mark // Cabinet Maker;8/4/2006, Issue 5499, p3
The article reports that fiber which is needed to test whether the upholstery being sold in stores is up to the required flammability requirements is no longer available. The development led to fears that dangerous upholstery could find its way into Great Britain. A flame retardant polyester...
- Flammability Standards Re-examined. Mayberry, Peter; Franken, Jessica // Nonwovens Industry;Dec2003, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p22
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the October 23, 2003 edition of the Federal Register, which expands the scope of its efforts to develop national standards for upholstered furniture flammability. This action would broaden national...