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October 12th, 2016
New California Flammability and Labeling Laws Went into Effect January 1, 2015

California has two laws affecting furniture that will take effect January 1, 2015. The first is the updated TB 117-2013 standard, effective on January 1, 2014 with full compliance required by January 1, 2015, which has significant changes in the flammability testing requirements for upholstered furniture and specifies revised test methods and labeling requirements. Learn… read more

April 1st, 2016
UL Education Series: Understanding the UK, US Markets and Italian Market for Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

Join UL for an upcoming seminar on US, UK and Italian flammability testing requirements for upholstered furniture and mattresses.  The seminar will provide a detailed examination of the flammability regulations for seating, upholstery and bedding for contract and domestic applications. The seminar is ideal anyone who wants to understand precisely what the requirements are for… read more

April 20th, 2015
CPSC Reviews Flammability of Mattress Sets Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is currently reviewing the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (Mattress Standard) as set forth in 16 CFR Part 1633. The review will determine if the current standard should be continued without change, or should be rescinded, or amended, consistent with the stated objectives of… read more

March 7th, 2015
UL Exhibiting at Fashion Access – Hong Kong

Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2015 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong 30/03/2015 9:00 AM – 01/04/2014 6:00 PM Beijing Time UL will exhibit at Fashion Access, Booth No. 1A-A07, taking place March 30 through April 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong. An… read more

July 1st, 2014
China Submits Draft Safety Technical Code for Infant and Children’s Textile Products

Details The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) has submitted a draft of the mandatory standard – The Safety Technical Code for Infants and Children’s Textile Products, to the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade of the World Trade Organization (WTO/TBT). The notification number is G/TBT/N/CHN/1046, and the deadline for organization or individual… read more

June 26th, 2014
New Chinese Mandatory
Toy Standard – GB 6675-2014: Parts 1-4

Details On May 6, 2014, the new China national standard GB 6675-2014: Parts 1-4 was published, replacing GB 6675-2003 “National Toy Safety Technical Code”. Effective January 2016, the standard details the general requirements of toys, such as phthalate and firearm imitation requirements, as well as common safety requirements to prevent children’s injury.  Products that fail…

March 19th, 2014
Marine Service

Testing to International Maritime Fire Safety Standards One of the biggest safety risks aboard a ship or marine vessel is a fire event. Confined spaces, flammable materials and toxic smoke can quickly escalate into a life-threatening scenario and result in major structural damage. UL understands the risks and requirements associated with maritime fire safety. Backed… read more

February 26th, 2014
UL to Exhibit at ISPA Expo

UL will exhibit at ISPA Expo, the bedding industry tradeshow, in March. UL is a global provider of third-party testing, certification, audit, inspection and quality assurance programs. UL offers services for mattresses and bedding, including: Performance and Mechanical Testing Chemical Content Testing Flammability Testing, including 16 CFR 1633. and other International, Federal, and state requirements… read more

September 17th, 2013
UL Offers Testing Services for Soft Infant Carriers

UL’s Hong Kong laboratories have introduced a new service for the testing of soft infant carriers to help ensure compliance with Section 104(b) of the CPSIA and based on the voluntary ASTM standard for soft infant and toddler carriers (ASTM F2236-13). ASTM F2236-13 establishes performance requirements, test methods and marking requirements to promote safe use… read more