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Factory Information
Since every factory/plant requires it's own law label, you must enter the Uniform Registration Number and address information for each law label. If the address is the same as the company's main address, you can check the box to automatically fill in the address information.

Importers will also need to provide a contact person and contact information about the manufacturer.

THESE ARE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS!
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Joint Registration
A manufacturer can share the registration certificate with an importer. This is called a "joint" registration because both the manufacturer and importer company names are on the certificate. THIS TYPE OF CERTIFICATE CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THE IMPORTER SHOWN ON THE CERTIFICATE. IT CAN NOT BE USED TO SELL GOODS WITH ANY OTHER IMPORTER! If this type of license is used, the law label can have "Made For..." or "Imported By..." printed on it. If the certificate is only for the manufacturer, the law label can only have "Made By..." on it.
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Label Design Services
The design of the lable is crucial to getting acceptance from the state offices. Failure to use a correct design can result in delayed registration, products pulled from shelves and even monetary fines.
In order to ensure that you have no problems with your labels, we offer our design service to you. For a very low fee, we will send you a design template customized for your company. We 100% guarantee that design template will be accepted by the state offices.
It is very easy to use. Just check the "Label Design Service" box on the request form. You will receive an email requesting some information being printed and a short time late you will receive a MS Word document with the label design for you to keep.

We recommend using Southern Label (http://www.southernlabel.com) for all your label printing needs.

Please remember that Canadian labels must be in French and English.

California Label
CLICK HERE FOR MORE CALIFORNIA FLAMMABILITY TESTING INFORMATION
TB 116 & TB 117 applies to upholstered/filled furniture.

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California Testing
California requires flammability compliance for upholstered furniture sold in the state.

COMPLIANCE of filling materials and fabrics with TB 117-2013 for furniture is MANDATORY.

TESTING of furniture by the manufacturer or importer is NOT mandatory, per California law. (Note that this is not the case with mattresses and mattress pads, which are subject to federal (CPSC) cigarette resistance law which requires prototype testing as proof of compliance BEFORE sale).

Manufacturers of furniture sold in California verify compliance with TB 117-2013 by:

  1. Asking for and obtaining a purchase invoice from supply dealers for fabrics and fillings that states compliance with TB 117-2013 (as required by CA law).
  2. Producing the components and final products themselves in a vertically integrated company.
  3. Buying the component from a 3rd-party supplier and testing it themselves at a third-party test lab.

Manufacturers then add the TB 117-2013 Flammability Label to their compliant products along with the Law Label.


You may visit the CA website for all information regarding the newly adopted standard, TB117-2013 at: http://www.bhfti.ca.gov/about/laws/propregs.shtml.

There are several companies that offer flammability testing that qualifies in California.
Domestic Testing Companies:Domestic Lab List 3-2014.pdf
Foreign Testing Companies:Foreign Lab List - 2014.pdf
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Ohio Sample Testing
The state of Ohio, Ohio.Bedding@com.state.oh.us, requires that you submit a sample of your bedding / stuffing materials with your registration. The test is not a pass/failt test. It is a verification of the stuffing materials used in the product to ensure it matches the stuffing description printed on the law labels.
The Ohio office will send you a separate invoice for the testing costs. The test fees are usually $145, but can be higher depending on the number of materials and their complexity.



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PA Variance Request
The laws of PA do not allow the use of the terms "pad" or "batting" on the law label. The laws of CA require the use of terms "pad" or "batting" on the law label.
This causes a conflict when deciding what to print on the labels. The solution is to submit a PA Variance request to the PA Industrial Board.
The request will ask for allowance of the terms "pad" and "batting" on the labels. The request is almost always approved.
The variance request is only required 1 time. It does not need to be renewed.

The PA Industrial Board will only meet 1 time per month, on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month.
The PA Variance application must be submitted to the board no later than the Friday that is 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
(Example: Meeting is on March 19, 2019. The application must be received by the board no later than March 8, 2019.)
https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Labor-Management-Relations/industrial-board/Pages/default.aspx#meet

There is an option to submit an expedited application. This does not speed up the process, but does allow for a late submission to the board up to the day before the board meeting.
The expedited application very expensive. It will add more than $1000 to the variance request fee.

We will submit the PA variance application and fee for you, then notify you as soon as we receive the approval letter.
This is usually about 1 week after the board meeting.

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How to list the Materials Used in your product
Over the years IABFLO has approved a number of definitions and terminology to be used on the law label. IABFLO strives for uniformity in terminology, test methods and enforcement procedures within the various state programs. NONE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL BE ABBREVIATED!
nomenclature.pdfUSAULL Bedding Furniture.pdfUSAULL Blended.pdfUSAULL Chambered.pdfUSAULL stuffed toys.pdf

Examples:
100% Virgin Wool
45% Bleached Cotton Batting, 55% Shredded Corn Husk
3% Crushed Feathers, 68% Duck Feathers, 29% Down

DESCRIPTIVE TERMS TO BE USED WHEN APPLICABLE:

All, Pure or 100%
Batting or Felt
Bleached
Blended
Cemented
Clippings
Damaged
Garnetted
Innerspring or Spring Unit
Molded
Pad
Pellets or Beads
Pieces
Resin Treated, Resinated or Rubberized
Rubberized
Secondhand
Shredded
Stiffeners

COTTON FILLERS:

The term "Cotton" by itself shall not be used on the law label.
Cotton Batting
Blended Cotton Batting
Cotton Felt
Staple Cotton
Cotton Linters
Cotton By-Products which includes: cotton combers, cotton card strips, cotton vacuum strips, cotton fly, cotton motes, cotton noils and cotton pickers.
Cotton Waste
Cotton Mill Sweepings
Trash---means hulls, leafs, stems or pulp in excess of 10% by weight of the fill, trash must be shown on the label.

FEATHERS AND DOWN:

(Click HERE for details on down filling labeling)
Feathers
Chopped Feathers
Crushed Feathers
Damaged Feathers
Duck Feathers
Goose Feathers
Waterfowl Feathers
Feather Fiber
Down
Down Fiber
Plumules
Residue-- a maximum of 2% by weight is permitted without listing residue on the label.
No Quill Feathers are permitted.

HAIR:

The type of hair shall also be stated:
horse mane or tail,cattle hide or tail, hog, goat, camel etc.
Curled Hair
Hair Mixtures

FOAM AND RUBBER:

Urethane Foam
Polyurethane Foam
Polyethylene Foam
Polyethylene Vinyl Foam
Polystyrene Foam
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Foam
Neoprene Foam
Olefin Foam
Viscoelastic Polyurethane Foam
Synthetic Foam
Rubber
Foam Rubber
Latex Foam Rubber
Sponge Rubber

MAN-MADE FIBERS:

Acetate Fiber
Acrylic Fiber
Azlon Fiber
Glass Fiber
Metallic Fiber
Modacrylic Fiber
Nylon Fiber
Nytril Fiber
Olefin Fiber
Polyethylene Fiber
Polyester Fiber
Polyether Fiber
Polystyrene Fiber
Polyvinylidrene Fiber
Saran Fiber
Spandex Fiber
Rayon
Textile Fiber By-Products
Textile Clippings
Textile Fibers of Unkown Kind
Textile Fiber Waste
Vinyl Fiber
Vinyon Fiber

MISCELLANEOUS FILLING MATERIALS:

Beans
Buckwheat Hulls
Cat-Tail Plant Fiber
Cellulose Fiber
Cellophane or Cellopane Paper
Coconut Husk Fiber
Corn Husk
Corrugated Fiber Board
Dry Polymer or Dry Polymer Gel
Exparto Fiber
Excelsior
Flax Fiber
Flax Tow
Gel
Hay
Iron Filings
Jute Fiber, Jute Tow, Jute Pad, and Jute Waste
Kapok
Magnets or Magnetic Disks Marabou Fiber
Mettallic Foil
Milkweed Fiber
Moss
Palm Fiber
PLA-Polylactide Fiber
Paper By-Products
Potpourri
Rice
Sand
Sea Grass
Silicone Gel
Silk
Sisal, Sisal Fiber, Sisal Fiber Tow, Sisal Fiber Waste
Straw
Tampico, Tampico Fiber
Textile Napper
Tula, Tula Fiber
Wood Fiber

WOOL:
Virgin Wool
Tanners Wool
Wool Felt or Wool Batting>br> Blended Wool
Wool By-Products
Wool Waste

PROHIBITED TERMS:

Bonded
Border
Burlap
Cotton--the term cotton by itself shall not be used on a law label.
Curled Feathers
Defabricated Fibers
Fiber Fill
Hen Feathers
Paper Sheets
Recycled
Rubber Products
Steel Wool
Tan-O-Quill
Trade Names or Trade Marks
Virgin--can only be used with wool products.
Wood Wool
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Down Filled Labeling

Any product now labeled as "DOWN" must contain a minimum of 75% down and plumules. Manufacturers must disclose the minimum percentage of down in a product.

EXAMPLE:


ALL NEW MATERIAL
consisting of

DOWN
(Minimum 75% Goose Down)

CONTENTS STERILIZED


Down products normally contain small amounts of other components. If these other components exceed the following MAXIMUMS, the percentages of each must be listed on the label.


FILL TYPE

MAXIMUM PCT

Down Fiber

10%

Feather Fiber

10%

Chopped, Damaged & Crushed Feathers

2%

Landfowl Feathers

2%

Residue

2%

Quill Feathers are not permitted.


Down and Feather blended products containing between 50% and 74% down and plumules

EXAMPLE:


ALL NEW MATERIAL
consisting of

DOWN AND FEATHERS
(60%Down 40%Waterfowl Feathers)

CONTENTS STERILIZED


Down and feather products normally contain small amounts of other components. If these exceed the following MAXIMUMS, the percentages of each must be listed on the label.


FILL TYPE

MAXIMUM PCT

Down Fiber

10%

Feather Fiber

10%

Chopped, Damaged & Crushed Feathers

7%

Landfowl Feathers

5%

Residue

2%

Quill Feathers are not permitted.


Feather and Down blended products containing between 5% and 49% down

EXAMPLE:


ALL NEW MATERIAL
consisting of

FEATHERS AND DOWN
(95%Duck Feathers, 5%Down)

CONTENTS STERILIZED


Feather and Down products normally contain small amounts of other components. If these other components exceed the following MAXIMUMS, the percentage of each must be listed on the label


FILL TYPE

MAXIMUM PCT

Down Fiber

10%

Feather Fiber

10%

Chopped, Damaged & Crushed Feathers

7%

Landfowl Feathers

5%

Residue

2%

Quill Feathers are not permitted.
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What products require registration?
Please be sure to only request registration in the states that require your products to be registered. For example, if you manufacture or import Sleeping Pads and select VA to register in, Law Label Services will not have any way of knowing this is not correct. It's up to YOU to know which states to select when ordering.

LIST OF PRODUCTS REQUIRING REGISTRATION

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Annual Per Item Fee Requirements
Detroit, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania charge a 'Per Item Fee', or 'Article Fee', due at renewal. A 'Per Item Fee' is a very small charge for every retail sale to a consumer of each item sold in that particular state. All of those state charge a very small amount per item, from $0.04 to $0.16 per item, depending on the product type and state. The fee payment is required to renew the certificates in those states.

The fee is in addition to the normal state fee in Detroit, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

In North Carolina, there is a calulation that involes the product type. But if the amount of items sold in NC is less than 950, the amount of additonal fees is $0.

We will estimate the number of items sold and fees to simplify the renewal process for you. Otherwise, we will request you enter the data into the request.

State/CityNumber of ItemsRateTotal Additional Fee
Detroit50$0.10$5.00
North Carolina500$0.05$0
Ohio250$0.04$10.00
Oklahoma400 (min. required)$0.05$20.00
Pennsylvania200$0.05$10.00

If you wish to change these estimated values, please let us know BEFORE you pay the invoice so we can make the adjustment!

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What is a "Rush Order"?

THIS ONLY APPLIES TO NEW URN'S, NOT RENEWALS!
A Rush Order will be sent to the Pennsylvania (or Quebec for Canada registration) office where a URN will usually be created for your company within 0-2 business days, sometimes it can be created the same day. If you did not select Pennsylvania (or Quebec for Canada registration), it MUST be added to your order. Pennsylvania and Quebec are the only offices that can create a URN within a couple days.
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What is a "CVV2" code?
The CVV2 code is a 3 or 4 digit code printed on your credit card. We request this code as a security measure to our customers. Requiring this information helps to ensure that the credit card is present at the time of purchase. If you cannot find this code, or it is illegible, please contact your credit card issuer.


The CVV2 code is the 4 digit value printed (not-embossed) above your account number on the front of your card.
The CVV2 code is the 3 digit value printed on the signature panel located on the back of your card. It is the last 3 numbers in that area.

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