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Flammability Briefing Published

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published its briefing package on mattress and bedding/bedclothes flammability. The 500-page briefing package is available on the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov or directly at http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia05/brief/briefing.html.

The first part summarizes the commission's findings and recommendations. Part 5 contains the CPSC findings on the involvement of bedding or bedclothes in mattress fires.

The CPSC has recommended that an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) be issued for bedclothes, according to a statement by the Home Fashion Products Association. The commission will be voting on the staff recommendations for mattresses and bedclothes. HFPA stated that it plans to comment on the briefing package.

“What is clear is that the CPSC is moving ahead toward regulating the flammability of bedding products, which will affect the entire industry,” stated HFPA.

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