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Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pad

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Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pad

Author: Date :2021-03-16 Views: order
16 CFR 1632 AND CFR 1633 MATTRESS MATTRESS TESTS

According to the US Flammable Fabric Act (FFA), the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgated the flame retardant regulations on mattresses: 16CFR 1632 mattresses, bed cushions ignition when exposed to a lighted cigarette, and 16 CFR 1633 Flammability test on mattresses, mattress pads and mattresses / basic kits by exposing the sample to a specific source of burning ignition.

Application:

16 CFR 1632
1) Mattress: Put some elastic materials or mixtures in the quilt cover for sleeping use, including but not limited to: adult mattresses, children's mattresses, baby mattresses, double mattresses, hairless mattresses, water beds with padding structures, inflatables Beds, futons, foldable sofa cushions, etc.
2) Mattress pad: Thin, flat cushions, the structure is that some elastic materials or mixtures are contained in the quilt cover to cover the surface of the mattress, including but not limited to: flat mattresses, and zigzag foam cushions completely wrapped by the quilt cover, But it does not apply if it is not completely wrapped.

16 CFR 1633
1) Mattress: Put some elastic materials or mixtures in the quilt cover for sleeping use, including but not limited to: adult mattresses, children's mattresses, baby mattresses, double mattresses, hairless mattresses, water beds with padding structures, inflatables Beds, futons, foldable sofa cushions, etc.
2) Mattress set: Mattresses with or without a matching bed frame are indicated on the product label.



Test steps:

16 CFR 1632
After the sample is treated with constant temperature and humidity, at least 18 cigarettes are placed on the surface of the sample, 9 of which are exposed to the air, and the other 9 will be covered with a standard cloth after being placed.
The placement position is as follows:
For each different product structure such as plane, sealing edge, groove, etc., 3 cigarettes need to be placed.
Test requirements:
The scorch length of the sample burned by the cigarette does not exceed 2in.
If the product is tested separately to 16 CFR 1632, a total of 6 samples need to be tested.
If the product passes the 16 CFR 1633 test, a total of 2 samples need to be tested.



16 CFR 1633
After the sample is treated with constant temperature and humidity, as shown in the photo in the test below, the sample is exposed to a pair of T-shaped combustion heads. The flame application time of the top combustion head is 70S, and the flame application time of the side burning is 50S. The test process For 30min.
 
Testing requirements:
The peak heat release rate within 30 minutes shall not exceed 200 kilowatts;
And the total heat release in the first 10 minutes of the test shall not exceed 15 megajoules.