In 1970, federal
government agencies proposed mandatory safety standards to reduce the
potential fire hazards posed by the cigarette ignition of mattresses,
carpeting and upholstered furniture. Mandatory standards were imposed for
mattresses and carpeting.
When the Consumer
Product Safety Commission, (CPSC) began looking at upholstered furniture,
UFAC was formed to allow upholstered furniture manufacturers the opportunity
to work with CPSC in a meaningful way to design safety standards which are
effective, cost effective and workable from a manufacturing standpoint.
The only logical
course of action for the furniture industry was to create a voluntary
program that would develop a better safety record for the industry, at a
lower cost, than the proposed government regulations.
Join the UFAC
Honor Roll of Manufacturers (Pledge Form)
By fully understanding the UFAC program, committing to buying
furniture made to the UFAC criteria and signing the UFAC pledge, you will
be playing your part in this all-industry effort to help save lives and
maintain price and fabric availability.
Honor Roll of Manufacturers
Companies that produce furniture using the UFAC criteria.
Honor Roll of Retailers
Companies that sell furniture using the UFAC criteria.
Order UFAC Hangtags
Now in English, French and Spanish, these informative hangtags,
when left on sofas and chairs will help the customers identify more
cigarette-resistant upholstered furniture and will let the CPSC know that
you are participating. UFAC has prepared a poster for use in warehouses
that reminds those working there to leave the tags on the upholstery.