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CPSC RIN: 3041-AC26 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Open-Flame Ignition of Bedclothes 

On January 13, 2005, the Commission published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to begin a proceeding for the development of a flammability standard to address risks of death, injury, and property damage from fires associated with open-flame ignition of bedclothes. Bedclothes that catch fire are a major contributor to mattress ignition. CPSC staff reviewed research indicating that mattresses and bedclothes operate together as a system in fires involving mattresses. Research has suggested that improved flammability performance of some bedclothes can reduce the fire hazard. CPSC staff reviewed public comments received on the ANPRM and is considering how information derived from implementation of the open-flame mattress standard affects bedclothes flammability. Staff will send a briefing package to the Commission.

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1640   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1193    5 U.S.C. 801   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/13/2005  70 FR 2514   
ANPRM Comment Period End  03/14/2005    
Staff Sends Briefing Package to Commission  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Linda Fansler
Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2059