Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is proposing to amend its standard for the flammability of mattresses and mattress pads.

Rulemaking

 

PROPOSED RULE: November 1, 2010

 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is proposing to amend its standard for the flammability of mattresses and mattress pads. The ignition source cigarette specified in the standard for use in the mattress standard’s performance tests is no longer being produced. The Commission is proposing to amend the mattress standard to require a standard reference material cigarette, which was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as the ignition source for testing to the mattress standard.

 

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