US Law Label Requirements For Importers: A Complete Guide

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US law labels are mandatory for stuffed products in most US states. Such products can include beddings, stuffed toys, bean bags, and other stuffed products. The purpose of a law label is to inform the consumer of the filling material.

However, what makes this requirement somewhat complex is that law labels are regulated on a state level. Hence, the product scope, labeling, and registration requirements differ between states.

Methodology: This guide is primarily based on law labeling requirements in California, under Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act Rules and Regulations.
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STURDY Act – Safety Requirements for Clothing Storage Units

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STURDY Act
The STURDY Act mandates the CPSC to establish a mandatory safety standard protecting young children from potential injury or death resulting from clothing or storage units tipping over. The act also requires the standard to contain stability tests and product warning label requirements.

In this guide, we explain when and why the STURDY Act was signed into law, and its requirements concerning testing and warnings. We also cover the ASTM F2057 requirements, which was adopted as mandatory safety standard by the CPSC, as a result of the STURDY Act.
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Candle Safety Standards and Regulations in the US: An Overview

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Candles sold in the United States are subject to various regulations, safety standards, labeling, and other compliance requirements. In this guide we take a closer look into 16 CFR Part 1500.17, ASTM standards, California Proposition 65, country of origin marking, and other compliance requirements that US candle manufacturers and importers must keep track of.

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Candle Safety Standards and Regulations in the EU: An Overview

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Candles imported to and manufactured in the European Union are subject to various regulations, safety standards, chemical restrictions, labelling, and testing requirements. In this guide, we cover the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, EN standards, REACH, GPSD, and other compliance requirements for various types of candles in the EU.

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Furniture Flammability Safety Standards in the United States: An Overview

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Furniture Flammability Safety Standards United States

Furniture imported to or manufactured in the United States is subject to various flammability standards. In this guide, we explain what US businesses must know about 16 CFR Part 1640, California Technical Bulletin 117-2013, ASTM standards, and more.

The guide also covers flammability testing requirements, labeling, certification, and compliance risks.
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Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) Guide For United States Importers

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The Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) regulates flammability in clothing, carpets, mattresses, and other products – either manufactured in or imported to the United States. In this guide, we explain how the FFA works and what you must do to ensure compliance.
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Furniture Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Furniture Regulations in the United States

Are you planning to manufacture, import, or sell furniture in the United States? In this guide, we cover regulations and standards that apply to various types of furniture in the United States. Such products include wooden furniture, children’s furniture, upholstered furniture, and more.

This includes the Lacey Act, CPSIA, fire safety standards, and California Proposition 65.
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Furniture Regulations in the European Union: A Complete Guide

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Furniture Regulations in the European Union

Planning to import or manufacture furniture for the European Union market? In this article, we cover several regulations, directives, and safety standards that apply to furniture in the EU. More specifically, the guide covers compliance requirements for wooden furniture, upholstered furniture, children’s furniture, and other products.

This includes the General Product Safety Directive, flammability standards, EUTR, the Toy Safety Directive, and REACH.
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Prefab Home Regulations & Safety Standards in the United States

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Prefab Home Regulations in the United States

Thinking of importing or manufacturing prefabricated homes for the US market? Although a unifying building code standard for prefabricated homes does not exist yet, there are regulations and safety standards that should be observed.

Construction products that are commonly referred to as “prefabricated” include:

  • Kit homes
  • Modular homes
  • Stick-built homes
  • Prefabricated panels
  • Manufactured homes

However, from a legal point of view, there are two types of prefabricated homes:

  • Those that follow federal laws (legally known as “manufactured homes”)
  • Those that follow local state laws and codes (legally known as “modular homes”).

In this article, we present various legislation, codes, and safety standards that are relevant to the prefabricated housing market in the United States.

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Furniture Regulations and Standards in the United Kingdom

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Furniture Regulations and Standards in the United Kingdom

Are you importing or manufacturing furniture products in the United Kingdom? Depending on the furniture, certain regulations may apply to your product and require you to have your product tested and labelled in a particular manner.

In this article, we cover relevant safety regulations and standards affecting various furniture products placed in the UK, such as the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations or the Timber and Timber Products Placing on the Market Regulations. This article does not apply to Northern Ireland as they follow EU rules.

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