Maine Restricts Flame Retardants in Furniture

28/08/17

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The State of Maine has enacted a law that prohibits that sale of residential furniture intended for indoor use that consists of resilient cushioning materials enclosed within a covering material if the cushioning materials or covering materials contain more than 0.1 % of a flame retardant chemical. The law does not specify any particular flame retardants and instead has a broad definition that includes any chemical that can be used to resist or inhibit the spread of fire. 

Maine is the first state to enact a law that restricts all flame retardants from indoor residential furniture.

The effective date of the sales prohibition is January 1, 2019, but it does not apply to furniture manufactured prior to the effective date.

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