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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD81 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture 

On December 27, 2020, Congress signed into law, COVID -19 Regulatory Relief and Work From Home Safety Act, Pub. L. 116-260 (COVID-19 Act).  Section 2101 of the COVID-19 Act mandates that, 180 days after the date of enactment of the COVID-19 Act, the standard for upholstered furniture set forth by the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation of the Department of Consumer Affairs of the State of California in Technical Bulletin 117-2013, entitled Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Smolder Resistance of Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture, originally published June 2013, shall be considered to be a flammability standard promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act (15 U.S.C. 1193). Staff intends to submit a briefing package to the Commission that recommends a proposed rulemaking to codify section 2101 of the COVID-19 Act into 16 CFR part 1640 and incorporate by reference TB 117-2013.

Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1640   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-260, sec. 2101   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends NPRM Briefing Package to Commission  05/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Lock
Project Manager, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 987-2099