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Flammability Subcommittee Meeting

9/14/2016
When: 09/14/2016
1:15 PM
Where: Herman Miller Marigold Lodge
1116 Marigold Lane
Holland, Michigan 
United States
Contact: Dave Panning
616-285-3963


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FLAMMABILITY SUBCOMMITTEE

 MEETING – SEPT. 14, 2016

HERMAN MILLER MARIGOLD LODGE

1116 MARIGOLD LANE, HOLLAND, MI  49424

1:15 PM            OPEN MEETING

1.   Introductions of members and guests – Jim Groulx of Allsteel (Chairman)

2.   Antitrust Statement – Dave Panning of BIFMA

3.    Review and approve previous meeting minutes from March 9, 2016 - Jim

4.    Additions to/approval of the meeting Agenda – Jim

5.   Flame Spread - ASTM E84 vs. Canadian S102

   ·       Proposal for Canadian Panel Systems Standard CAN/CGSB-44.229 to point to ANSI/BIFMA X5.6

   ·       Industry Position Paper – Consultant Tony Crimi

6.   California TB-133 -

   ·       Position Paper – Fire Safety of Upholstered Furniture Products

   ·       Updates regarding Boston

   ·       Communications with California to remove TB-133

   ·       Burn chairs per TB-133 and other scenarios

7.    California TB-117-2013 & SB-1019 Label Law -

   ·       Transition discussion – All

   ·       BIFMA Memo Dec. 15 regarding SB-1019 Documentation Requirements

8.   California Barrier Research Project (open flame)

   ·      
Status per BEARHFTI Advisory Council

9.    CPSC Proposal for National Upholstered Furniture Flammability Standard -

   ·       BIFMA position paper sent to CPSC in April 2016. 

   ·       AHFA-led coalition petition for a national smolder standard

   ·       ASTM E1353 to be revised to match TB-117-2013?  Or new ASTM?

10.  NFPA 277 Proposal for Flaming Ignition Standard for Upholstered Furniture -

  ·       BIFMA comments submitted Dec. 23, 2013.

   ·       BIFMA public comments submitted Dec. 22, 2015 following an ANSI PINS

   ·       BIFMA plans to protest if NFPA submits a draft standard

11.  Should BIFMA create an ANSI Furniture Flammability Standard?

   ·       ANSI PINS Task Team minutes of Nov. 17, 2015

12.  Upcoming Events?

13.  Next Meeting? / Adjourn

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