August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

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CAL 133

In particular CAL 133 requires that furniture be manufactured with fire barriers that will prevent the spread of flames. 

Some fire codes recognize the expense of CAL 133 compliance and instead
require CAL 117 compliance.  CAL 117, or California Technical Bulletin 117,
tests foam flammability but not the flammability of the fully assembled
piece.  It is always essential to consult with local fire officials for your
specific requirements. 

  • While requirements may vary it is a guarantee that only contract providers can offer CAL 133 or CAL 117 compliant furniture.
  • Retail furniture sellers are not required to adhere to such stringent flammability codes and therefore are not the right place to buy for any public use space.

Topics: Flammability StandardsCAL 133

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