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CPSC Gathering Information on Compliance with Mattress Standards

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Importers, manufacturers, suppliers, and laboratories are invited to submit to the Consumer Product Safety Commission no later than April 4 information on the materials, components, and methods of assembly currently used to comply with the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (the cigarette ignition standard) and the Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets (the open flame standard).

Each of these standards prescribes requirements for testing prototype designs before products using those designs are introduced into commerce. Both standards allow changes to ticking materials used in prototypes under certain conditions.

The information being solicited will be used to inform CPSC staff of current practices in the industry and determine whether the current testing protocols used for the ticking substitution procedure in the cigarette ignition standard are adequate or need revision to reduce variability. Staff is also interested in learning about stakeholder experiences related to prototyping to meet the requirements of the open flame standard so appropriate guidance on these topics can be provided.

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