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Health & Safety Compliance

Flammability Compliance


• Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021
• Title XXI – Covid 19 Regulatory Relief and Work from Home Safety Act
• Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA)
• California Technical Bulletin 117-2013

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 was passed by Congress and signed by the President on
December 27, 2020. Under this act is the Title XXI – COVID-19 Regulatory Relief and Work from Home
Safety Act (section 2101), which mandates all residential and contract upholstered seating furniture
imported or sold in the United States must comply with the flammability test specified by California
Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (Cal TB 117-2013), effective June 25, 2021.

This mandates nationwide compliance with California’s flammability standard for indoor upholstered
furniture and incorporates provisions previously proposed in the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability
Act (SOFFA), a bill widely supported by the furniture industry.

The California TB 117-2013 performance standard provides test methods for smolder resistance of cover
fabrics, barrier materials, and resilient filling materials for use in upholstered furniture. It is a designated
consumer product safety standard under the federal Flammable Fabrics Act, subject to administration and
enforcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

All Leslie Jee Textiles products are tested and pass Cal TB 117-2013; additionally, all products
also pass UFAC and NFPA260 cigarette burn tests.

State of California

• Senate Bill 1019 (SB 1019)

On September 30, 2014, California Legislature passed Bill SB 1019 requiring labeling of upholstered
furniture for the presence or absence of flame retardant. It specifies flame retardant chemicals shall not
be present in any covered product or component thereof at levels above 1,000 parts per million. This
includes any chemical or chemical compound whose functional use is to resist or inhibit the spread of fire.

All Leslie Jee Textiles products are free of flame-retardant chemicals or chemical compounds and
therefore comply with the requirements of SB 1019.

Proposition 65 Compliance

Proposition 65 is a California law officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act,
voted into law by California voters in November 1986.  It requires that no person in the course of doing
business knowingly and intentionally exposes an individual to a chemical known to the state of California
to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive toxicity without first giving a clear and reasonable warning.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings about such exposures.

An official list of these substances is published and periodically updated by OEHHA. the State of
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Currently there are over 900 chemicals
listed. These chemicals can be naturally occurring in the Earth’s soil, in the environment or
manufactured, and are found in a vast array of consumer products.

Leslie Jee Textiles reviews suppliers’ certifications, content declarations, and confidentially disclosed chemicals
and materials information. Leslie Jee Textile products are not intended to cause user exposure to any
contained substances, nor are they intended to be released or discharged during normal product use.

Based on foregoing information, Leslie Jee Textiles has determined to the best of its knowledge
and belief that no chemicals on the Prop 65 List are present in our products above the safe harbor
levels, are within the “no significant risk” range, and not harmful when used in their intended

However, it the responsibility of the finished product manufacturer to determine whether a finished
consumer product is accurately labeled in compliance with Prop 65.

For more information about this regulation, visit:

PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and/or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances)

State of California Assembly Bill No. 1817 (AB 1817)
On September 29, 2022, the California Governor signed into law AB1817, which is an act to add Chapter
13.5 (commencing with Section 108970) to Part 3 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, relating
to public health.

This bill prohibits, beginning January 1, 2025, any person from manufacturing, distributing, selling, or
offering for sale in the state any new, not previously owned, textile articles that contain regulated PFAS,
except as specified, and requires a manufacturer to use the least toxic alternative when removing
regulated PFAS in textile articles to comply with these provisions. The bill requires a manufacturer of a
textile article to provide persons that offer the product for sale or distribution in the state with a certificate
of compliance stating that the textile article is in compliance with these provisions and does not contain
any regulated PFAS.

State of California Assembly Bill No. 1817 (AB 1817)
Prior to April 1, 2022, all Leslie Jee Textiles products that were finished with a stain repellant finish were treated
with a C-6 chemistry, which had been the industry standard for stain repellent finishes to date (an improvement
over the previous standard usage of a C-8 formula).

All Leslie Jee Textiles products manufactured on or after April 1, 2022 do not contain any member of the class
of PFAS. As of April 1, 2022, all LJT fabrics manufactured and treated with stain resistant finish are
treated with our C-Oh! perfluorocarbon-free finish in accordance with AB 1817.

Leslie Jee Textiles will continue to fulfill orders from current stock on hand until the transition to our C-Oh!
finish is complete. We will resolve to identify new rolls accordingly and will inform customers when this
transition has enacted.