Furniture Flammability Safety Standards in the United States: An Overview

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Furniture Flammability Safety Standards United States

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Planning to import or manufacture furniture in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about both federal and state-level furniture flammability safety standards, certification requirements, third-party lab testing, compliance risks, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Upholstered chairs
  • Upholstered bed bases
  • Box springs
  • Couches
  • Carpets
  • Rugs

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European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) Guide For Importers

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European Union Timber Regulation

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Timber and certain wooden products imported to the European Union must comply with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). This regulation’s primary objective is to ensure that timber and some wooden products don’t originate from illegally logged forests.

In this guide, we explain what EUTR means in practice, in terms of covered product categories, supply chain monitoring, and documentation.

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California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (TB 117-2013): An Overview

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California Technical Bulletin 117-2013

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California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 covers flammability requirements for upholstered furniture – such as couches, recliners, and cushions. In this guide, we explain the basics of lab testing, and labeling requirements.

Further, we also cover 16 CFR Part 1640 – Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture, which is based on TB 117-2013 and applicable to furniture importers and manufacturers in all US states.

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Mattress Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Planning to manufacture or import mattresses in the United States? In this guide, we cover flammability standards, warning labels, chemicals, and heavy metals limits, lab testing options, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Crib mattresses
  • Bunk bed mattresses
  • Convertible sofa bed mattresses
  • Futons

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Mattress Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Planning to import or manufacture mattresses for the EU market? In this guide, we cover the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), EN standards, flammability, REACH, labeling, and other compliance requirements applicable to mattresses in the European Union.

Mentioned products

  • Queen size mattresses
  • King size mattresses
  • Water mattresses
  • Air mattresses
  • Children’s mattresses
  • Upholstered bed bases

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Azo Dye Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Azo Dye Regulations United States

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Many US states have restrictions concerning azo dyes in apparel, leather goods, food contact materials, and other consumer products. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about US azo dyes restrictions and lab testing requirements.

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Formaldehyde Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound, found in everything from construction materials and pressed-wood products to clothing textiles. Formaldehyde is also regulated in the United States, meaning that materials must not contain amounts of the substance above certain limits.

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Formaldehyde Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound that is used to manufacture wooden products, clothing textiles, and more. High levels of formaldehyde can also cause irritation – and more severe deceases.

As such, formaldehyde is strictly regulated in the European Union. Keep reading, and learn what EU importers and manufacturers must know about formaldehyde restrictions, and lab testing requirements.

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Candle Safety Standards & Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Planning to import or manufacture candles in the United States? In this guide, we cover CPSC regulations, ASTM standards, documentation, labeling requirements, and lab testing rules for candles.

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  • Wax candles
  • Scented candles
  • Gel candles
  • Nightlight candles
  • Tea lights
  • Candle rings

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Candle Safety Standards & Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Importing and manufacturing candles in the European Union requires that you understand the various safety standards, labeling, and documentation requirements. Keep reading, and learn more about the relevant EN standards, General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), lab testing, REACH, and more.

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  • Wax candles
  • Indoor candles
  • Floating candles
  • Freestanding candles
  • Tea light candles

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