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California AB2998 and ASTM E05 Fire Committee

FIRA members can access requirements regarding the upcoming (effective January 1, 2020) California regulation prohibiting flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture. An excerpt from the regulation reads as follows:

"This bill, on and after January 1, 2020, would prohibit a person, including a manufacturer, from selling or distributing in commerce in this state new, not previously owned juvenile products, mattresses, or upholstered furniture that contains, or a constituent component of which contains, covered flame retardant chemicals, as defined, at levels above 1,000 parts per million.”

Members can also access notes from the recent ASTM E05 Fire Committee meetings held in Houston.

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