Overview of Regulations

Federal Standard 16 CFR 1633
16 CFR Part 1633, which started being enforced July 1, 2007, means that mattress sets can be obtained for testing by the CPSC from any organization involved in the manufacture and sale of sleep products: retailers and bedding manufacturers.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and 16 CFR 1633
Using 16 CFR 1633, the CPSC will rely on the open flame test as a method for determining whether mattresses meet the criteria set forth in the new rules. It applies to all mattress sets sold in the United States.

The regulation further requires that mattress sets be labeled with language confirming the products' compliance with the new standard.

To see a demonstration of the open flame test, visit our Video page.

For more information on 16 CFR 1633, visit our Mattress Safety Library.