Calif. Proposes Flammability Reforms To Curb Chemical Use

Law360, San Diego (February 12, 2013, 10:36 PM EST) -- California on Friday proposed updating flammability standards so that manufacturers of upholstered furniture and certain children’s products can avoid using flame-retardant chemicals that studies have linked to cancer and other health problems.

California’s Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation introduced regulations that would set a new flammability performance standard to replace the existing one, which requires upholstery to resist exposure to a candlelike flame for 12 seconds.

Most manufacturers have met the open flame test by treating upholstery with flame-retardant chemicals....
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