California Business and Professions Code Section 19161
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19161. (a) All mattresses and mattress sets manufactured for sale
in this state shall be fire retardant. "Fire retardant," as used in
this section, means a product that meets the standards for resistance
to open-flame test adopted by the United States Consumer Product
Safety Commission and set forth in Section 1633 and following of
Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The bureau may adopt
regulations it deems necessary to implement those standards.
(b) All other bedding products that the bureau determines
contribute to mattress bedding fires shall comply with regulations
adopted by the bureau specifying that those products be resistant to
(c) All seating furniture sold or offered for sale by an importer,
manufacturer, or wholesaler for use in this state, including any
seating furniture sold to or offered for sale for use in a hotel,
motel, or other place of public accommodation in this state, and
reupholstered furniture to which filling materials are added, shall
be fire retardant and shall be labeled in a manner specified by the
bureau. This does not include furniture used exclusively for the
purpose of physical fitness and exercise.
(d) Regulations adopted by the bureau for other bedding products
shall not apply to any hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, inn, or
similar transient lodging establishment that has an automatic fire
extinguishing system that conforms to the specifications established
in Section 904.1 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
(e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2007.
Last modified: February 22, 2013