November 17, 2014 – The California Bureau of Electronic & Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) has provided an Industry Advisory with guidance for manufacturers on how to comply with Senate Bill 1019, which requires that a flame retardant chemical statement be added to the mandatory flammability label for upholstered furniture sold in California.
Manufacturers have had a year to transition to the new flammability testing requirements in TB 117-2013. But SB 1019 was not finalized until the end of September, leaving companies with only three months to modify their flammability labels to reflect the new FR content statement.
Links to the BEARHFTI Industry Advisory, along with AHFA’s label compliance guidance, are provided below.AHFA Flammability Labeling Compliance Guidance
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