Due to recent modifications of California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 as well as California Senate Bill 1019, flame retardants have recently become a point of interest within the State of California for the seating industry.

The scope of this legislation requires furniture manufacturers to inform the public if any components utilized contain added flame retardant chemicals.  Most all seating for sale within the state of California must be labeled indicating conformance or non-conformance to CA Tech Bulletin 117-2013 (if not compliant with other California seating performance requirements).  CA TB 117-2013 / CA Senate Bill 1019 requires specific labeling to identify if the furniture contains added flame retardants.

All Spradling International’s vinyl- and PU-coated fabrics contain flame retardant additives.

This announcement should not be viewed as a legal consultation, and It is suggested you contact your respective legal professional.

Helpful links:

California Senate Bill 1019

California Technical Bulleting (TB) 117-2013

Q&A on Senate Bill 1019 by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs.

An example of the verbiage and formatting of the new labeling, provided by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Industry Advisory