SGS summarizes new textile fiberglass ban for certain products in California

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 134.23 to help stakeholders understand California’s ban on textiles fiberglass in a variety of consumer products.

AB 1059 was signed into law on October 8, 2023, and will come into effect on January 1, 2027. It will restrict the use of textile fiberglass in:
– Mattresses
– Juvenile products
– Upholstered furniture

Textile fiberglass is defined as a textile yarn whose composition includes one or more continuous glass filaments in a form suitable for knitting, weaving or otherwise intertwining to form a textile fabric.

AB 1059 expands Article 5.5 to Chapter 3, Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, which currently restricts flame retardants in these products, to include the ban on textile fiberglass. It also extends the existing ban on flame retardants to cover all mattress components, not just mattress foam. Stakeholders should be aware components for adult mattresses, other than the foam, will still be exempted until January 1, 2027.

SafeGuardS 134.23 contains more details on the new law to help stakeholders stay informed and compliant with Californian law.

SGS Furniture Services
SGS helps you deliver well-designed, functional, durable and safe products to your customers. We have the furniture industry, regulatory and technical expertise to check your products’ compliance against relevant standards and/or your own specifications. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Furniture Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full California Bans Textile Fiberglass in Certain Products SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

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