Flammable Fabrics Act

FFA regulates the manufacture of highly flammable clothing. Under FFA, CPSC can issue mandatory flammability standards. Standards have been established for the clothing textiles, vinyl plastic film, carpets and rugs, children's sleepwear and mattresses.

FFA regulates the manufacture of highly flammable clothing. Under FFA, CPSC can issue mandatory flammability standards. Standards have been established for the clothing textiles, vinyl plastic film, carpets and rugs, children's sleepwear and mattresses and mattress pads.

 

The Flammable Fabrics Act (available in PDF and Text), was passed in 1953 to regulate the manufacture of highly flammable clothing, such as brushed rayon sweaters and children's cowboy chaps. The Flammable Fabrics Act of 1953 originally placed enforcement authority with the Federal Trade Commission. In 1967, Congress amended the Flammable Fabrics Act to expand its coverage to include interior furnishings as well as paper, plastic, foam and other materials used in wearing apparel and interior furnishings. Responsibility for administering the FFA was transferred to the CPSC when the agencywas created in 1972. Under the Flammable Fabrics Act, CPSC can issue mandatory flammability standards. Standards have been established for the flammability of clothing textiles, vinyl plastic film (used in clothing), carpets and rugs, children's sleepwear and mattresses and mattress pads.

 

View All Federal Regulations Associated with FFA

 

Continuing Guaranty under the Flammable Fabrics Act

 

Federal Regulations Associated with the Act

The Federal regulations for the FFA are found in Title 16 CFR parts 1602 through 1632.