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Interim enforcement policy for mattresses and mattress pads

The Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an Interim Enforcement Policy for mattresses and mattress pads subject to 16 C.F.R. part 1632 – Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads.

CPSC’s Office of Compliance and Field Operations (Compliance) is revising the Interim Enforcement Policy for mattresses and mattress pads subject to 16 CFR part 1632 – Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (the Standard) due to the availability of a new SRM cigarette.

This revised Interim Enforcement Policy supersedes the previous policy permitting the use of commercially available fire-standard cigarettes to evaluate products for compliance with the Standard.

It also supersedes previous policies not requiring a repeat test if a cigarette extinguishes before burning its full length and previous policies permitting the use of opened packages of SRM 1196 cigarettes. This revised Interim Enforcement Policy preserves the allowance for mattress manufacturers and importers to test only two mattress surfaces for newly developed mattress prototypes.

FIRA Members can access the Interim Enforcement policy below.