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- Uniform Registry Number (URN)
- New Bedding Registration Applications
- Texas URN Info
- Law Labels
- Flammability Labels
- Federal Furniture Flammability
Flammability requirements for upholstered furniture pieces are currently under development at the federal level. Expect detailed requirements as to same, including more label requirements and more record-keeping.
- Children’s Products
Both federal and state requirements apply to the marketing of children’s products and these regulatory requirements are numerous. Failure to carry the appropriate label on a child’s product may easily cause it to be pulled from sale, perhaps even recalled. We can furnish details. Contact us for a free consult. Now, more than ever, these issues matter. Don’t ignore them.
- Care Instructions
- Second-Hand Bedding and Sanitizing Applications
The registration and labeling of new products can be confusing. The process for offering “second‐hand” or “renovated” bedding products is even more daunting! There are federal laws and regulations in addition to many state requirements. And unlike new bedding, second‐hand bedding does not have a uniform system that is recognized by all states. Each state has its own registration and sterilization requirements and each must be addressed individually. Careful coordination of product reworking is a must. This is not for the faint of heart!The reemergence of bed bugs and the threat of Avian flu has led to greater attention on the issue of second‐hand bedding issues. Some state regulators have been known to shut down operations, such as furniture rental companies, for not fulfilling sanitization obligations required by the state. Don’t let this, or a reputation for not having properly sanitized goods, happen to you.
If your stuffed article contains any type of animal hair, feather, down or other material from animal origin and you are planning on selling your goods in the USA, you will need to obtain a sterilization permit number from the state of Pennsylvania. The rest of the states requiring this permit will only recognize a number issued from this state and you will be required to have this permit number on your label as well as your registration number. Pennsylvania will require your sterilization plant to be certified regardless of where it is located in the world. Only when they have received this verification will they issue a permit number.
- Bed Bug Prevention
- ISPA Law Label Manual
- States That Require Registration & Fees
- Product Packaging
Federal and state requirements alike apply to the packaging of a product. Legal Label can help your company with those requirements, including the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
- Point Of Sale
Government rules also apply to material not actually placed on a product (such as a label), but to its accompanying materials, including store posters, product hangtags and the like. We at Legal Label stand ready to assist companies with these materials.
- Web Site Language
Rules abound regarding the offering of products via the Internet. Companies should always be aware that to the extent that their products end up being shipped to any particular state, that state’s requirements need to be met. Companies need to be familiar with California Proposition 65 labeling requirements, for example.
- Made in the USA
With the great number of product safety recalls associated with goods manufactured in China (and other countries) in recent years, ″Made in USA″ claims are more important now than ever. In fact, a ″Made in USA″ statement on your product might just give your company a competitive edge. As such, you want to be able to make this claim when the facts support it.Claims of a product being made in the USA are subject to scrutiny by both federal and state agencies. Don’t ignore those rules as they may subject your company to costly fines and unwanted media coverage!Consult with us to determine if your products may legitimately contain that claim or, if not, what needs to be stated on both the product and its packaging.
- Country of Origin
Country of origin labeling requirements mandated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection are separate from those administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Textile and Wool Acts and Rules. For example, FTC rules do not require labeling until a textile product is in its “finished state” for sale to the consumer. Textile products imported in an intermediate stage may, in lieu of being labeled, be accompanied by an invoice with the required information. Customs, however, may require that an unfinished product be marked with the country of origin. Manufacturers, distributors and importers must comply with both FTC and Customs requirements. The world of labeling can be confusing: check with us before you go to market!
- Notice of Violation and Stop Sale
Sometimes it happens. Despite a company’s best efforts, a label on a product is wrong. Or a product leaves the plant with a manufacturing defect. What happens then?If a safety hazard exists, a lot. We can help put your company back on the right track, advise you of the need to re‐label or put you in touch with a laboratory for help with product testing and possible modification. With The Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace, we can assist you in reverse distribution efforts. We will minimize your company’s discomfort.Legal Label Inc. and our affiliated firm the Law Offices of Joanne E. Mattiace have had strong experience with product “hiccups.” We can assist your company with Notices of Violations, drawing upon years of work with the various state regulators. We can help get your violation issue resolved and get a “Stop Sale” order help get your products back on sale within a minimum of time.
- CARB Rules
On April 26, 2007, the California Air Resources Board approved an airborne toxic control measure (ATCM) to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products including hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, thin medium density fiberboard, and also furniture and other finished products made with composite wood products. The ATCM was approved on April 18, 2008 and the regulation has been filed with the Secretary of State to be codified into Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, and is immediately effective. The first emissions standard was implemented on January 1, 2009.If you sell any of the above mentioned product or product made with any of the above mentioned contact us today for a FREE 15 consultation. These rules are complex and it can be a daunting task to go it alone.
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- Additional Areas of Available Expertise
- Warranty Material
- Safety Warnings
- Environmental or ″Green″ Claims
- Product Safety
Let us navigate the confusing world of bedding, upholstered furniture, and stuffed toy registration.