|Certificate, Registration and License all have the same meaning|
Label, Law Label and Tag all have the same meaning
Goods, Items and Products all have the same meaning
What is a Law Label?
|Law Labels exists to give consumers the knowledge they need to make purchases of stuffed goods. The Law Label contains the composition of the stuffing material, manufacturer details and other information. The Law Label tag is made of long lasting materials like Tyvek.|
What is a Uniform Registration Number (URN)?
|A URN is a number (Example: OH 12345 (CN) ) that is assigned for each law label. EACH FACTORY LOCATION MUST HAVE IT'S OWN LAW LABEL! If you company has multiple factories, then you must have each factory registered with a different URN. This number is assigned once by any of the 14 registration states, and then it is used for the applications to all the other states. The URN will be printed on the law labels. It is also used to ensure that the manufacturer is keeping their registrations legal and up to date by the states.|
A URN is NOT the same as a Registration Number, or "RN", provided by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. That is a general business number used for completely different purposes.
What is a manufacturer?
|A manufacturer is defined as the company that owns the factory where the final sewing/enclosing of the product takes place. It is NOT the distributor, wholesaler or importer. If your bedding items are manufactured by another company, THAT company is the manufacturer, not yours.|
What is an Importer?
|An importer is the company who is bringing the bedding items to the United States for sale by themselves or others.|
What is Registration?
|It is simply the act of registering with a state, by the manufacturer or importer, to sell stuffed and bedding goods in that state. As a manufacturer, you MUST register each factory/plant separately. You will be assigned a new URN for each factory/plant. You may register a "joint" license shared with an Importer.|
What is "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. THE URN ON THIS TYPE OF CERTIFICATE CAN ONLY BE USED FOR GOODS SOLD THROUGH THE IMPORTER SHOWN ON THE CERTIFICATE. IT CAN NOT BE USED TO SELL GOODS WITH ANY OTHER IMPORTER! |
What U.S. States and Canadian Provinces require registration?
Will Law Label Services register my company in Canada?
|YES! We are glad to help you get registered in Canada!|
There are 3 provinces, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba that have law label requirements similar to the U.S.
The labels are very similar to the U.S. labels, but also include French language on them.
If you are labeling bed pillows, comforters, sleeping bags or clothing apparel, you must also declare the outer shell material on the label.
What products require registration?
|Just about any item that contains stuffing is required by at least some states to be registered. Click here for more information on what states require what items to be registered. We can help you determine what states you need to register your products in. Example: If you do not select Ohio for registration, but sell goods in Ohio, you could be fined or banned from selling in Ohio ever again.|
Are there any other fees?
|Yes, Detroit, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania charge a per item fee on all renewals. Click here for more information on the per item fees.|
What is a 'Per Item Fee'?
|See 'Are there any other fees?' above.|
Why do I have to register?
|14 U.S. states require by law the manufacturer and possibly importer to submit an application of registration. That application will allow the manufacturer or importer to sell their goods in that state.|
What if I use an importer?
|If you are a foreign manufacturer, 6 of the 14 required states demand that you AND the Importer must be registered. The other 8 states require that only the manufacturer be registered. Contact your importer and ensure that they are registered.|
What if I am an importer?
|Importers must register in six (6) states, California, Connecticut, Detroit, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. The manufacturer must still register in those states since the Manufacturer must be registered where ever their goods are sold. However there are benefits if you register a "joint" license shared with a manufacturer. See above for more information. You must have the manufacturer's URN available when you register.|
What testing does Ohio do?
|Ohio tests the filling materials to make sure the manufacturers are labeling the goods correctly. An incorrect label could cause health problems with certain individuals.|
CLICK HERE FOR MORE OHIO INFORMATION
What testing does California do?
|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.
As of January 1, 2014 California has adopted a new flammability standard for upholstered furniture, referred to as TB117-2013. Manufacturers of upholstered furniture must construct their upholstered furniture to meet the TB117-2013 requirements. As of January 1, 2015, all upholstered furniture sold in California must meet the TB117-2013 flammability standard. You may visit the CA website for all information regarding the newly adopted standard, TB117-2013 at:
CLICK HERE FOR MORE CALIFORNIA INFORMATION
How much does it cost?
|The state fees vary from $5 to over $720. They are usually good for one year. Some states also charge a “Per Item Fee”. See the section above for more information.|
Law Label Services charges $79 for each state application and $59 for each renewal.
What are the steps to get registered?
|(Click here for more details)|
Step 1: Create an account with Law Label Services
Step 2: Sign Company Agreement and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A URN Certificate, send it to Law Label Services
Step 4: LOGIN and create your Company Information document
Step 5: You are now ready to register with the states
Step 6: Log in to our website and click on REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL, then follow the instructions.
Step 7: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID URN, Law Label Services will register your company for a certificate with one of the states
Step 8: (OPTIONAL) Send stuffing sample to Ohio. They will contact you with the requirements.
Step 9: (OPTIONAL) Complete California Application
Step 10: (OPTIONAL) Complete North Carolina Application
Step 11: You are complete!
Why does LLS need a Company Agreement from me?
|In order to automate and speed up the registration process, Law Label Services will be signing and submitting the applications on your behalf. The Company Agreement gives Law Label Services the ability to sign and submit the application and receive the completed certificates from the states, but nothing else. |
What if I don’t register?
|You will be violating U.S. state laws. You risk the loss of income from not selling your good in the U.S. If you sell your product and it is found to be out of compliance, the product will be pulled from the store or retailer immediately. You will also risk having a fine levied against your company.|
How long does it take?
|Creating an account with Law Label Services and filling in your company information only takes a few minutes. |
We can get a URN for you in as fast as 1-2 business days.
Law Label Services will take about 1-2 days to submit the applications to the states.
It will take an additional 2-4 weeks for the state offices to complete in all the states except California. They will take at least 6-8 weeks.
What is the first thing I need to do?
|Go HERE and Create an Account. Then follow the instructions HERE.|
What if I don’t have a URN?
|We will apply for a URN in a state, depending on where you will be selling your goods.|
What if I use Down Feathers?
How long does the registration last?
|All states require yearly registration at a minimum. Below is the list of dates each state uses for expiration:
Every February 28th
Every April 30th
Every June 30th
Oklahoma, West Virginia
Every December 31st
Delaware, Detroit, Utah
36 months from date of issue
24 months from date of issue
12 months from date of issue
Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec
Law Label Services will notify you 60 days, 30 days and 5 days ahead of when ALL of your registrations are due. We make sure you will always have plenty of time to renew your application
How soon can I register or renew?
|Your company may make the initial registration at any time. Once you have been issued a URN certificate, you will need to follow the renewal schedule above for each state. You can not renew earlier than 60 days before the expiration date.|
What if we cancel our request?
|If you decide to cancel before processing of all the state certificates has completed, you will recieve a refund of any unpaid state fees (not LLS fees) minus a $199 cancellation fee.|