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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Peter Feldman
Peter Feldman

CPSC Commissioner Will Keynote AHFA Summit

Peter Feldman, a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will keynote the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Regulatory Summit August 7-8. The event will be held at The…
Photo by Earl Wilcox on Unsplash
Photo by Earl Wilcox on Unsplash

CPSC Releases Proposed Rule for Clothing Storage Furniture

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for clothing storage furniture on July 14. Based on a preliminary review of the rule by the American Home…
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House Passes SOFFA

The House of Representatives passed the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA) (HR 2647) today. The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)-backed legislation would make California’s…

AHFA Launches Consumer Education Initiative

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces an industry-wide education initiative with the goal of communicating key furniture safety information to American consumers. The 20+20 Project…

AHFA Helps Buyers Find Compliant Products at High Point Market

Recent product recalls issued by manufacturers and retailers in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) point to the high cost of ignoring the industry’s voluntary…

2019 AHFA Regulatory Summit to Spotlight Product Safety Issues

Lawsuits, Congressional hearings, media firestorms and fast-tracked changes to safety standards have created a new landscape of product safety issues in the home furnishings industry this year. To…

ASTM International Expected to Update Voluntary Furniture Stability Standard

ASTM International is expected to publish an update to the voluntary furniture stability standard this month incorporating two new warning labels and expanding the scope of the standard to cover…

New York Passes Furniture Stability Law

The New York State Assembly passed “Harper’s Law” on Thursday, May 30 — legislation that prohibits retailers in the state from selling clothing storage furniture that does not comply with the current…

CPSC Calls on Industry to Comply With Stability Standard

In a letter addressed to manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of residential bedroom furniture, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced that products…

Senators Introduce New Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced on Thursday the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). Senate Bill 3551 is legislation that would require the U.S.…
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