Volume 92 Issue 36 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 8, 2014 | Web Date: September 5, 2014

California Bill Would Require Labels On Upholstered Furniture Indicating Whether They Contain Flame Retardants

Gov. Brown expected to sign bill passed by the state legislature
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: fire safety, flame retardants, California

Shoppers will soon be able to tell by glancing at a label whether upholstered furniture for sale in California contains flame-retardant chemicals if Gov. Jerry Brown signs pending legislation.

The bill “gives consumers what they have demanded for decades—the right to know what is in their furniture and the power to make an informed decision about whether to purchase it,” . . .

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