Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I just did what I should have done two days ago - I called the Massachusetts State Fire Marshall, Office of Code Compliance.

There are NO fire retardancy requirements for foam used in private residential applications in Massachusetts. None.

The VITA/Crest Foam guy was using scary words like "go up like a blow torch" and "liability" - evidently, he was covering their respective butts because EZ-Dri does not currently meet California Fire Code 117 requirements "for open flame and cigarette resistant materials used in residential upholstered furniture construction."

Moral of the story: don't panic; learn the facts. Now, if only I could remember this...

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