California Technical Bulletin 133 ( TB 133 / CA 133 )


Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies

 
   
The State of California requires manufacturers to make upholstered furniture and bedding products sold in California flame-retardant. In the event of a fire, upholstered furniture products act as a significant fuel source and are difficult to extinguish once ignited. Flame retardance is measured in accordance with flammability standards developed by the Bureau or the United States, Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). Since 1975, the Bureau has developed several flammability standards, called technical bulletins. 

Bulletin CA 133 Specifies the Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies.  In California, Technical Bulletin 133 became effective March 1, 1992 and is designed to only cover seating furniture used in public buildings or public occupancy areas. The regulation applies to prisons and jails, health care facilities, hospitals, care and board homes, convalescent homes, stadiums, auditoriums,  licensed child care facilities, and public assembly areas of hotels and motels.  A public occupancy area is defined as an area containing ten or more articles of seating furniture. California Technical Bulletin 133 was not intended to apply to motel and hotel guest rooms or to residential furniture.  The state of California also makes compliance with TB 133 voluntary or discretionary in any fully sprinklered facility (which complies with NFPA 13 – 1987 or UBC Standard No. 38-1, 1988).

All furniture that must meet TB 133 standards is required to have the following label attached (minimum size 2" x 3," with all capitalized letters, no smaller than 1/8" in height). This label can be placed next  to the “law label.”

NOTICE
THIS ARTICLE IS MANUFACTURED FOR USE
IN PUBLIC OCCUPANCIES AND MEETS THE
FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF
CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF HOME
FURNISHINGS TECHNICAL BULLETIN 133.
CARE SHOULD BE EXERCISED NEAR OPEN
FLAME OR WITH BURNING CIGARETTES.



Resistflame Fabric Finishing provides the fabric flame retardant treatments and/or the flammability testing services to ensure your fabrics meet the requirements of the following California Fire Code Bulletins.

Bulletin CA 133 Specifies the Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies
Read the entire CA Bulletin 133

Bulletin CA 116 Specifies Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of Upholstered Furniture 
Read the entire CA Bulletin 116

Bulletin CA 117 Specifies Requirements, Test Procedures and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardance of Resilient Filling Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture. 
Read the entire CA Bulletin 117

 
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