US furniture flammability testing for cover fabrics

At Eurofins | BLC, we are able to test the outer covers used on upholstered furniture to the standards outline in California Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117).

Any leather or textile cover fabrics used as a covering material must be tested separately to the filling materials for compliance to TB117.


How long does US furniture flammability testing take?

Testing is carried out in 5-7 days. Due to the nature of the testing, we cannot offer our fast-track service on any flammability testing.


Eurofins | BLC Flammability Testing Services

Eurofins | BLC is accredited to test mattresses, furniture, fillers and foams, covers and small carpets for flammability to various fire safety legislation, such as UK, EU, and US standards.

Flammability testing services at BLC include:

What is US furniture flammability testing?

The California Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117) is a Californian fire safety law which measures the smoulder resistance of materials used in upholstered furniture.

Whilst a state specific law, TB117 is tested against throughout the US by furniture companies to ensure that all their products comply with this law, should any of their products be sold within the state of California.


Why carry out US furniture flammability testing?

California Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117) is a piece of regional legislation designed to improve the safety of upholstered furniture from the hazards associated with smouldering ignition.

Within the US, it is common practise to for furniture manufacturers to test their products to this standard to ensure compliance, due to the likelihood that a percentage of their products will be sold within the state of California.

Therefore, it is advised that regardless of which state your products are manufactured in, or indeed which country, you test against the California Technical Bulletin 117 (TB117) if your products will be retailed within the US.

For US furniture flammability testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • A flammability testing service accredited by UKAS
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report, complete with before and after burning pictures
  • A dedicated flammability technician to ensure maximum possible consistency across all flammability testing
  • Competitive pricing
  • Fast turnaround time
  • Technical back up and support from flammability experts


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  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Advanced technical support


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Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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