Mattress Flammability Information

The links contained on this page are to be used as a tool to help easily access an overview of mattress flammability information.

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Third Party Testing

Third Party Testing for Certain Children’s Products; Mattresses, Mattress Pads, and/or Mattress Sets: Requirements for Accreditation of Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies, Docket No. CPSC-2010-0085, August 18, 2010 - Comments due by September 17, 2010 [Text] [PDF]

 

Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads - 16 CFR 1632

Regulation 1632

Test Manual (pdf)

Regulatory Summary for Mattresses (pdf)

Interim Enforcement Policy (pdf)

 

New Standard: Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets - 16 CFR 1633

Regulation 1633 (pdf)

Final Rule; Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets; Correction, February 6, 2008 [Text] [PDF] 

Interim Enforcement Policy (pdf)

Laboratory Test Manual for 16 CFR Part 1633: Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, January 2011 (pdf)

List of Testing Laboratories (Mattress Open-Flame Testing), August 2009 (pdf)

Office of Compliance and Field Operations’ Enforcement Guidance Concerning CPSC Mattress Set Rule for Mattress Sets that are Medical Devices Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration

Presentation on Retailer Responsibilities and the Standard for the Flammability (Open-Flame) of Mattress Sets; July 17, 2007, Bethesda, MD (pdf)

CPSC’s free publication, "Sleep Safer: A Fire Resistant Mattress Can Save Your Life" (CPSC-560), offers consumers lifesaving information on the new federal flammability standard for mattresses and fire safety tips. It is available in English and/or Spanish. Businesses can place their orders for this publication (minimum order 25) by contacting CPSC's Hotline at info@cpsc.gov or (800) 638-2772. 

Presentation given to International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) on Mattress Standards, February 22, 2007, Chicago, IL (pdf)

Presentation given to International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) on Mattress Set Flammability, February 28, 2006, San Antonio, TX (pdf)

Presentations given at CPSC Staff Seminars on Mattress Standard held March 28, 2007, CPSC Headquarters, Bethesda, MD and April 12, 2007, San Diego, CA

Test and Recordkeeping Forms

Questions and Answers: Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (pdf)

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) (pdf)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR)

 

Flammable Fabrics Act - 15 U.S.C. 1191-1204

FFA (pdf)