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Furniture Retailers - Choosing Furniture Without Flame Retardant Chemicals

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Help your customers breathe easy by offering furniture without flame retardant chemicals.

Get listed as a business offering furniture without flame-retardant chemicals.


In 1975, the state of California implemented a flame retardant standard for upholstered furniture. Flame retardant chemicals were used to meet this standard. Various studies since then have linked exposure to flame retardant chemicals to hormone disruption, lower IQ, attention problems, reproductive issues, and cancer. 

In 2012, Governer Brown asked for a review of the state's flammability standards and recommended changes to help reduce the use of harmful flame retardant chemicals while continuing to ensure fire safety. Manufacturers can now make furniture that meets safety standards without using flame retardant chemicals.

Many manufacturers have promised to stop adding flame retardant chemicals to polyurethane foam used in their products. 

Offer flame-retardant furniture to your customers.  

Get signage for your store.

Answer your customer's questions. 


Resources for Furniture Retailers

FAQs for Retailers Selling Upholstered Home Furniture in San Francisco (PDF) - Learn about the new flammability standards and labeling requirements.

 

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