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UL provides flammability, chemical emissions and content testing for mattresses, bedding and mattress pads, as well as GREENGUARD Certification, which helps manufacturers and retailers bring safer, quality products to the market.
Federal flammability standards require manufacturers that sell mattresses in the United States meet rigorous flammability requirements to 16 CFR 1632 and 1633, and UL can test to a variety of local and international flammability test methods. Test methods for flammability testing include reaction to heat, small flame, radiance plates and cigarette and match tests.
Increasingly, the health of products is becoming a concern to consumers. UL is a provider of GREENGUARD Certification, which tests products for chemical emissions that contribute to poor indoor air quality and negative health effects. UL can also test products for international and regional emissions and materials requirements such as EU Ecolabel and California Proposition 65 for chemical content and emissions.
In addition to flammability and chemical content and emissions testing, UL is a leading provider of safety certifications for bedding products that have motorized or temperature control components. Certifying products to UL 962, the Standard for Household and Commercial Products, tests and certifies that products meet safety standards and perform safely while in use. If you are interested in how the UL Safety Certification process works, view the typical procedure and other customer resources.
Ensuring Ongoing Compliance In Supply Chains
UL works with manufacturers to verify that ongoing production consistently meets compliance requirements through UL’s follow-up services, which audit component suppliers a minimum of four times per year. Additionally, UL’s recognized component program helps mattress component suppliers demonstrate consistency in the products they provide to customers.