Re: Fire Retardants are not a legal requirement

Published by Beto Dealmeida on

I think they are...

A reply to the post Fire Retardants are not a legal requirement, which comments on a post I wrote about making my own mattress.

The source linked in the gemlog post above lists only legislation for Delaware regarding mattresses, and even then the legislation only prohibits "harmful flame retardant chemicals", but doesn't say anything about not requirering a flame retardant. On the other hand:

According to the safety regulations from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) first issued in 2007, it is a requirement for all mattresses to contain flame retardants so that each mattress can withstand exposure to an open flame for a sustained period of time. (source)