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FABRIC (PRODUCT SAFETY)

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Fabric (product safety) issues may be referred to the following entities:


The Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BHFTI) handles complaints pertaining to bedding, upholstered furniture and the filling material used in bedding or furniture.


Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BHFTI)
www.bearhfti.ca.gov


Calfire Office of the State Marshal sets standards for flame resistance in decorative fabrics.


Calfire Office of the State Marshal
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-8200
www.fire.ca.gov


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) keeps data on complaints regarding clothing, and care labeling.


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FTC Headquarters - Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580-0001
(877) 382-4357
www.ftc.gov


U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 638-2772
www.cpsc.gov


Complaint Jurisdiction:

Sets flammability and safety standards in clothing. Handles safety issues for; children's products (cribs, toys, bunk beds, etc.), electronic appliances, household appliances and clothing.


Outside Jurisdiction:

Cars, food, cosmetics, banks.



To order literature (pamphlets/brochures):

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Western Regional Office
1301 Clay Street, Suite 610-N
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 637-4050
(800) 638-2772

Consumer Product Safety Commission Southern California Branch
(714) 870-7560
(800) 638-2772

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Public Affairs Division
(949) 829-8249


Publications available: Futons & Flammability

See also: Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (Bureau of) and State Fire Marshal (Department of)

Other referrals: None




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