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Does my furniture contain flame retardants?

December 17, 2012

Does my furniture contain flame retardants?

Thanks to the updated standard TB117-2013, upholstered furniture is increasingly available in the US without flame retardants. A 2014 California law also requires that new furniture manufactured for sale in California after January 1, 2015 bear a label (pictured) stating whether or not it contains added flame retardant chemicals.

These California requirements are followed across much of the US and Canada so new furniture without flame retardants is becoming the norm.

Follow the flow chart below to learn if your old furniture is likely to contain flame retardants or not, and how you can reduce your exposure.

Read more in our frequently asked questions.