Web Date: February 11, 2013
Furniture Fire Fights Continue
New fire-safety standards for upholstered furniture were issued by the State of California on Feb. 8—igniting immediate controversy. That’s because the proposed standard, known as Technical Bulletin 117 2013 (TB 117 2013), eliminates an open-flame test for foam used within furniture, relying instead on tests to evaluate a cigarette smolder, specifically the ignition resistance of upholstery cover fabrics, barrier, and filling materials. The change . . .
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