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Read the latest news from and about the Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC).

  • Industry Applauds New Open-Flame Mattress Standard
    The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and the Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) applauded the much-anticipated open-flame mattress standard approved today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a unanimous 3-0 vote. The new standard sets mandatory national fire performance criteria for all mattresses manufactured in the United States or imported on or after July 1, 2007.  
  • CPSC to Rule on New Mattress Open-Flame Standard
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff recently issued its proposed final draft of the much-anticipated mattress open-flame standard.  This draft standard now goes before the CPSC Commissioners for final approval by mid-February.  If approved, as anticipated, the standard will set national mandatory fire performance criteria for all mattresses sold in the United States that are manufactured after July 1, 2007. 
  • Report finds Soft Bedding a Factor in Playpen Deaths
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that nearly half of the deaths in playpens since 1988 resulted from soft bedding or improper or extra mattresses. CPSC is working with Mattel to alert caregivers to this SIDS risk factor. 

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