CAL 117 and CAL 133 flamatory laws explained easy

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

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Topics: Flammability Standards, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, CAL 133, Fabric/Upholstered

The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part II of III

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

Buying mattresses for group living facilities is a big task.  Furnishing mattresses for hundreds of sleepers is an intimidating prospect.

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Topics: Adolescent Treatment Centers, Flammability Standards, Tough Stuff, Camp Mattresses, durable furniture

CAL 133

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 @ 08:43 AM
For any healthcare, business or government facility the safety of clients, guests and visitors is a top priority. 
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Topics: Flammability Standards, CAL 133

Furniture Standards on Flammability.

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @ 12:56 PM

What the Heck is CAL. 117 & CAL. 133 Anyway?

Explaining Flammability Standards in Upholstered Furniture. 

California Technical Bulletin 117 was enacted into California law in 1975.  CAL. 117 as it is commonly referred to created flammability standards for concealed filling materials and fabrics used on upholstered furniture.  A 1992 companion legislation created California Bulletin 133 (CAL. 133).  While CAL. 117 was primarily focused on filling, foam and fabric, CAL. 133 was designed to test the upholstered piece as a whole.  So, instead of looking at how well components performed as in CAL. 117, CAL. 133 tested the entire assembled piece of furniture.  The California legislations were considered to be comprehensive enough that many states adopted them to govern furniture standards for seating used in public areas.

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Topics: Flammability Standards, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, CAL 133

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