STP614

    National Mandatory Fire Safety Standards

    Published: Jan 1976


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    Abstract

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has broad regulatory authority over thousands of consumer products. Mandatory safety standards for matchbooks, aluminum wire systems, and television receivers are being developed or planned under the Consumer Product Safety Act, and two other standards will have significant fire safety aspects. Regulation under the Flammable Fabrics Act has resulted in mandatory standards for children's sleepwear, clothing, carpets and rugs, and mattresses.

    Keywords:

    fires, clothing, bedding equipment, burning rate, electric wire, fire detection systems, fire extinguishers, fire hazards, fire resistant textiles, flammability, floor coverings, regulations, heating equipment, television receivers


    Author Information:

    Thomas, W
    Program manager for flammable products and safety engineer, Bureau of Engineering Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C.

    Willis, CL
    Program manager for flammable products and safety engineer, Bureau of Engineering Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C.


    Paper ID: STP37211S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.91

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37211S


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