On June 25, 2021, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) implemented a new regulation, 16 CFR part 1640. This newly regulation requires upholstered furniture products sold in the U.S after June 25, 2021 to meet the flammability standards set by California TB117-2013.
The label requirement and enforcement of the new regulation will be effective June 25, 2022.
This new requirement applies to Upholstered Furniture only, and does NOT apply to:
|Mattresses or Foundations|
|Any bedding product|
|Furniture that is used exclusively for the purpose of physical fitness and exercise.|
|Furniture intended for outdoor use|
As part of the new regulation, a new permanent label is required to be attached to upholstered furniture.
|The new label must state: "Complies with U.S. CPSC requirements for upholstered furniture flammability"|
|The statement should be at least 1/8-inch high and not smaller than other text on the label; it should be in black text on a white background and surrounded with black border.|
|The label may be a separate label, or it can be added to an existing label. The required statement must appear on the front of the label in English.|
|Label material should be the same as a law label, Tyvek, Valeron, vellum cloth or comparable quality material.|
Details of the new regulation can be found here in the links below.
MOST OF THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE FOUND IN THE LINKS BELOW.
CPSC Frequently Asked Questions:
CPSC Part 1640 Regulation: