San Francisco Department of the Environment

Flame Retardant Ordinance Goes into Effect January 1, 2019

Beginning in January 1, 2019, all upholstered furniture and certain children’s products sold in San Francisco must be free of flame retardant chemicals. Flame retardant chemicals are found in couches, upholstered chairs, cushions, and pillows. Studies show many of these chemicals are harmful to health and can accumulate over time. These chemicals do little, if anything, to slow or prevent fire. 

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Furniture retailers: comply with the Flame Retardant Chemicals in Upholstered Furniture and Juvenile Products Ordinance >