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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) has introduced Senate Bill 3551, or the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA).

This Act proposes to adopt California standard, Technical Bulletin 117‑2013, entitled “Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Smolder Resistance of Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture as a Federal flammability standard.

TB 117‑2013 provides performance standards and testing methods for the smolder resistance of barrier materials, filling materials, cover fabrics and decking materials used in upholstered furniture.

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