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Chemtura files suit against new California fire-safety rule
5:54 AM MST | January 24, 2014 | â€”Vincent Valk
Chemtura has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California at Sacramento seeking to overturn Californiaâ€™s new fire-safety standard for upholstered furniture. The standard, which requires furniture meet a cigarette â€śsmolder testâ€ť to be considered safe for the public, is weaker than the old standard, Chemtura says. Until recently, Californiaâ€™s rules also required furniture to meet an open-flame test in addition to the cigarette smolder test. The open-flame test ensures the furniture does not ignite after exposure to a match, candle, or lighter, while...
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