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Revising Flammability Standards To Reduce Flame Retardants In Furniture
10 July 2012
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
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On June 18, 2012, Governor Brown directed the Bureau of
Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal
Insulation (“Bureau”) to recommend changes to
California’s four-decade-old flammability standard for
upholstered furniture.Specifically, Governor Brown is seeking to
reduce toxic flame retardants in furniture while still providing
fire safety.Toxic flame retardants are found in a variety of items,
such as high chairs and couches.Evidence suggests that toxic flame
retardants harm the environment and are linked to liver and thyroid
toxicity, neurological problems, and reproductive issues.
The current guideline requires furniture and…