Bowles Mattress Company - Fire Resistant Mattress F A Q
July 1, 2007 the federal government put into effect a new standard aimed to reduce the potential flammability of
mattresses. This new standard will affect all mattress manufacturers and importers that sell or distribute mattresses in the
United States. In accordance with the new law, every manufacturer or importer’s product designs have to be laboratory
tested to ensure compliance with the new standard.
Bowles Mattress Company reviewed multiple FR Solutions before partnering with Global NonWovens, a division of
Louisville Bedding Company (a national company that produces and supplies bedding accessories).
The FR barrier being used in all Bowles and Lady Americana products is FireWall™, an inherent high performance fiber
barrier. Global NonWovens, who trademarked FireWall™, developed this fiber with no hazardous substances or
topical chemicals. In fact, the FireWall™ fiber exceeds the current safety standards.
F A Q
Q. What “sleep surfaces” are covered by CFR1633?
A. Adjustable mattresses
Crib and bassinet mattresses
Mattress alone, designed to be sold without foundation
Mattress sets (including all foam types)
Futons, including flip chairs
Hybrid flotation and airbed ensembles
Rollaway and Hide-a-beds
Sofa sleeper mattresses, only if detachable
Murphy wall beds with detachable mattress
Trundle beds with detachable mattress
Used/2nd-hand “renovated” (or recovered) mattresses
Q. What products are exempted from CFR1633?
A. Camping pads/mats (outdoor)
Traditional air beds and bladder water beds (without quilting)
Infant car beds/pads
Sofa sleepers where mattress is not detachable
Q. Where can I learn more about the standard and about fire safety?
A. Fore more information about the new standard visit:
www.MattressRegulation.org or www.SafeSleep.org
These websites are sponsored by the Sleep Products Safety Council, a nonprofit organization devoted to
advancing the safety of