16 CFR Parts 1632 and 1633
All mattresses sold in the United States must be the requirements of 16 CFR Parts 1632 and 1633, as regulated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Information on both standards may be found below.
- Text of Part 1632
- Part 1632 Test Manual
- CPSC´s Interim Enforcement Policy (May 15, 2006):
CPSC reduces from 6 to 2 number of sleep surfaces required to be tested under Part 1632 cigarette ignition standard for prototypes developed to meet Part 1633.
- Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (June 23, 2005):
CPSC notice announcing proceeding to consider whether to revoke or amend Part 1632.
- Text of Part 1633
- Part 1633 Test Manual
- CPSC list of 1633 Testing Laboratories
- CPSC Part 1633 Frequently Asked Questions (January 5, 2007)
- CPSC Statement on FDA Exemption from Part 1633
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Third Part Testing Requirements
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requires all testing for children’s products subject to a product safety rule to be conducted by a third party lab or in-house lab that has been accredited by the CPSC. This requirement applies to all testing, including 16 CFR Part 1632 and 1633 flammability testing, for mattresses designed or intended primarily for children twelve and younger. As of February 8, 2013, manufacturers of children’s products produced after that date must also conduct periodic sample testing for all applicable safety standards. For children’s mattresses, this means that manufacturers must conduct Part 1632 and 1633 sample testing as well as other applicable tests such as phthalates and lead testing at regular intervals.