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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

 

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


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.

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

Where can I get additional information?

For more information on the requirements for mattresses, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Office of Compliance (for specific enforcement inquires): e-mail: sect15@cpsc.gov; telephone: (301) 504-7520.
  • Small Business Ombudsman (for general assistance understanding and complying with CPSC regulations): e-mail: Please use our Contact Form, which is the best way to get a fast response; telephone: (888) 531-9070.

This communication has been prepared for general informational purposes only.  This summary document does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice nor does it replace or supersede a manufacturer’s obligations to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, or bans enforced by CPSC. This communication has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission, and does not necessarily represent their views. Any views expressed in this communication may be changed or superseded by the Commission.

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