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ERIC Number: EJ868207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Voluntary Flammability Regulations for Residential Upholstered Furniture
Waxman, Lisa K.; Moore, Mary Ann; Fox, Amy
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n4 p34-39 2008
This article provides merchandising, housing, and design professionals, as well as educators, with a clear understanding of the program objectives and development of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC), an industry-driven voluntary product safety association. The central mission of UFAC is to conduct research on cigarette-ignition resistant upholstering methods and to encourage compliance with voluntary standards; UFAC is comprised of furniture manufacturers, retailers, raw material suppliers, and designers. This article reviews the development and program objectives of the UFAC and the impact on public safety; it also examines fire and fire-related loss of property and life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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