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Flmmable Act


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal regulatory agency, was created in 1972 by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). In that law, Congress directed the Commission to "protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products."

This is the agency which regulates the marketing or handeling of products, fabrics, or related materials for which flammability standards have been issued. Under the Flammable Fabrics Act, all businesses engaged in the marketing or handling of products, fabrics or related materials must file a continuing guaranty with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Types of Products Covered

The CPSC covers about 15,000 types of consumer products used in the home, schools, and recreation. Examples include toys, clothing, appliances, furniture, and playground and sports equipment.

Types of Businesses Covered

The CPSC covers every company -- regardless of how few employees it has or how few hours a week it operates -- that manufactures, imports, distributes, or sells any type of consumer product covered by any law they administer.

Federal Flammability Regulations

  1. The Flammable Fabrics Act is enforced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  2. Products covered under the Act are:
To obtain a copy of the form that needs to be filed with the CPSC businesses can either
Write to:
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, D.C. 20207
or Call the toll-free hotline: (800) 638-2772

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