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U.S. to Adopt California Technical Bulletin

U.S. to adopt California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (tb 117-2013) for all upholstered seating furniture.

Cozy armchair in a living room

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’’.

Publication date:

Dec. 27, 2020

Enforcement date:

June 25, 2021



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