March 9, 2021
Beginning June 25, 2021, all upholstered seating furniture imported or sold in the United States must comply with the flammability test specified by California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013) entitled ‘‘Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Smolder Resistance of Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture’’, originally in published June 2013.
The newly-signed bill also mandates that all upholstered furniture must bear a permanent label that includes the statement “Complies with U.S. CPSC requirements for upholstered furniture flammability.”
The bill is part of the ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021’’.
Dec. 27, 2020
June 25, 2021