Quality Foam recalls 12,200 mattresses for flammability

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Brooklyn, New York-based Quality Foam has voluntarily recalled about 12,200 mattresses that failed to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported in connection with the mattresses. The recall involves Quality Foam model CF mattresses. They have a […]

Nipoamerican Mattress Recall

Nipoamerican Mattress Recall

On April 6, importer Nipoamerican Inc., headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, recalled about 325 mattresses manufactured in Brazil because they fail to meet the mandatory federal open-flame standard for mattresses, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported in connection with the mattresses. This recall involves all models and sizes of […]

JM Mattress recalls renovated beds

On Aug. 13, Chicago-based J.M. Mattress recalled about 240 renovated mattresses because the products fail to meet federal flammability standards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported in connection with the mattresses. J.M. Mattress has recalled tight-top RB Sweet Dream mattresses sold in twin, full, queen and king sizes. […]

Nipponflex recalls high-end mattresses

Nipponflex recalls high-end mattresses

On July 30, Nipponflex, which has headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, recalled about 400 mattresses because the products don’t meet federal flammability standards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported in connection with the mattresses. Nipponflex has recalled Smart Care, Smart Care split, Smart Flex and Smart Flex split […]

ISPA urges CPSC to streamline mattress flammability standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has initiated a 10-year review of the 16 CFR Part 1633 open-flame standard regarding mattress flammability and requested public comment on several issues as part of that process. The International Sleep Products Association and the Sleep Products Safety Council submitted comments to the CPSC based, in part, on a […]

CPSC releases annual report

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued its annual report for fiscal year 2012. This report lists all CPSC enforcement actions taken during the year to address products that violate the law. For mattresses, the report shows that the CPSC took 53 mattress flammability-related actions, including eight recalls, 10 stop-sale orders and three U.S. […]

Senate confirms 2 CPSC commissioners

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Marietta Robinson was first nominated by Obama in January 2012. She is a trial attorney from Michigan, where she previously served as a trustee for the Dalkon Shield Trust and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Michigan […]

CPSC to hold Safety Academy

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a Safety Academy Sept. 18 in Seattle to discuss CPSC regulations and compliance. The event will focus on several topics, including basic responsibilities for manufacturers to comply with CPSC regulations and new testing and certification requirements. Outside participants may request to speak on one of the day’s […]

CPSC proposes rule to certificate requirements

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission recently issued a proposed rule to amend the existing requirements for certificates of compliance (16 CFR Part 1110). The original rule was published in 2008 to implement a provision of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which requires manufacturers of nonchildren’s products to issue a certificate stating compliance with […]

CPSC makes personnel changes

Ray Aragon has been appointed director of compliance and field operations for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Previously, Aragon was an attorney with the law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge, where he represented clients before the CPSC. In another personnel move, Elliot Kaye, who previously served as an adviser to CPSC Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum, […]