Report: Safety of furniture flame retardant foam questioned
May 7, 2012,
CHICAGO — A top official with the Consumer Product Safety Commission questioned the effectiveness of flame-retardant foams used in upholstered furniture, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
The Tribune story cited testing in 2009 that showed that an upholstered chair with flame-retardant foam was engulfed in flames in the same amount of time as a chair without the foam.
The story also said researchers at Underwriters Laboratories reached similar conclusions about the effectiveness of such foam.
Click here to read the Tribune story.
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