International Association of Bedding and Furniture Labeling Officials

USA States

Bedding regulation is handled at the State level, rather than the Federal level. This means that products will have to follow the individual state regulations which can be found on the individual State sites.

California

Rosemarie Pecota, Chemist
Bureau of Household Goods and Services
4244 South Market Court, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95834
PH: 916-999-2056
FAX: 916-921-0545
E-mail: Rosemarie.Pecota@dca.ca.gov

Bureau of Household Goods and Services licenses and regulates almost 40,000 companies across the globe from small single-person businesses to major corporations and manufacturers. The Bureau has a combined staff of about 45 employees who license/register companies, inspect businesses, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, conduct investigations, test products to ascertain if they meet the testing and labeling requirements, conduct research and development, educate applicants and registrants, and initiate disciplinary action against companies who commit egregious violations.

Our Mission: To protect and serve the consumers while ensuring a fair and competitive marketplace.

Our Vision: To be an efficient organization that effectively protects consumers and improves the marketplace through enforcement of the law, providing excellent customer service, and prompt licensing.

TB 117-2013 Information

Connecticut

Frank Greene
Email: greenef01@gmail.com

Vincent Pugliese
State of Connecticut
Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
PH: (860)713-6122
Email: vincent.pugliese@ct.gov

General Information- licenses required in Connecticut-

  1. Manufacturer application – for the company who actually makes the product.
  2. Importer application – company who brings in product from overseas and distributes into the country.
  3. Supply Dealer application – company which manufacturers and delivers filling material only into Connecticut.
  4. Renovator – company who uses old filling material and new filling material added. (Permit Required)
  5. Second Hand Dealer – Sale or rental of second hand bedding or upholstered furniture. (Permit Required)
  6. Sterilization/Sanitation Permit – any manufacturer who uses feather and down in the product, manufacturer’s, Upholsterers, renovators and second hand dealers.

Instructions for Applying for Bedding

Delaware

Jamie Mack, Bedding Program
Jesse Cooper Bldg
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
PH: 302-744-4832
Email: Jamie.Mack@state.de.us
Website: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/bed.html

City of Detroit, Michigan

Lisa Clark Jones
Detroit Health Department Environmental Safety Coordinator
3245 E. Jefferson Ave. / Suite 100
Detroit, Michigan 48207-4222
PH: 313-876-4715
Email: jonesli@detroitmi.gov

Massachusetts

Division of Food and Drugs
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3597
PH: 617-983-6700
Website: http://www.mass.gov/dph/fpp

New York

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
PO Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
PH: 518-474-4429
Website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/bedding/bedding.html

North Carolina

Renee Woody, Sleep Products Administrator
Sleep Products Section, Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
1090 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1090
PH: 919-733-3556
FX: 919-715-9023
E-mail: Renee.Woody@ncagr.gov
Website: http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/sleep/index.htm

Our Mission: To protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote continued environmental health quality for the citizens of North Carolina by minimizing health risks associated with the illegal manufacture, registration of and/or the sale of unsanitary bedding and bedding products, by enforcing the laws and regulations to sell, manufacture and sanitize bedding and bedding products in this State.

2016 Amendments to the NC Bedding Law effective December 1, 2016

Ohio

Richard Selegue, Chief
Ohio Department of Industrial Compliance
6606 Tussing Road
PO Box 4009
Reynoldsburg OH 43068-9009
PH: 614-644-3964
FAX: 614-644-2428
E-mail: Richard.selegue@com.state.oh.us
Labeling & registration inquires: ohiobedding@com.state.oh.us
Website: https://www.com.ohio.gov

Pet Bedding and Toy Registration Rescinded Feb 1, 2017

Oklahoma

Samuel C. Cannella
Programs Manager, Occupational Licensing Division (OL)
Protective Health Services (PHS)
Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
1000 NE 10th St., OKC, OK 73117-1299
MAIN OFFICE: 405.271.5243
DIRECT: 405.271.9444.55659
BlackBerry 405.312.1897
FAX: 405.271.6680
AMATEUR RADIO: KE5EPY
E-mail: SamuelC@health.ok.gov

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Christina Slaybaugh
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry
Bedding and Upholstery Division
651 Boas St Rm 1606
Harrisburg, PA 17121
PH: 717-787-6848
E-mail: butoys@pa.gov
http://www.dli.state.pa.us

To apply for a variance in a law label please fill out the below form.
Bedding & Upholstery Industrial Board Petition Form

Rhode Island

Kim Precious, Implementation Aide
Department of Business Regulation
Commercial Licensing and Racing Athletics
John O Pastore Center
1511 Pontiac Ave
BLDG 69-1
Cranston, RI 02920
PH: 401-462-9650
FAX: 401-462-9645
E-mail: Kimberly.Precious@dbr.ri.gov

*Please see our website www.dbr.ri.gov for all current applications.
**Apply and Renew online at https://elicensing.ri.gov

Texas (September 1, 2015 – SB 202 repealed HSC, Chapter 345)

Dana Shuler, Consumer Product Safety Specialist
Bedding – M.C. 1987
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
PH: (512) 834-6787
E-mail: dana.shuler@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/bedding/

The Bedding section of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) enforces the Texas Bedding Law through a program of licensing and statewide on-site inspections of manufacturing and processing facilities; germicidal treatment operations and retail outlets. Our purpose is to protect the consumer from illness and/or injury associated with the use of unapproved or contaminated products; protect the worker’s health from exposure to unsanitary conditions in the plant; and provide the consumer with a safe, properly manufactured and labeled product. Our vision is to strive for a healthy Texas; and the DSHS mission is to improve the health and well-being of Texas.

Utah

Michelle Jack, CPM
Bedding, Upholstered Furniture & Quilted Clothing Program Manager
Utah Department of Agriculture & Food
PO Box 146500
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6500
PH: 801-982-2264
E-mail: UDAF-bedding@utah.gov
Website: ag.utah.gov

Utah law requires that every manufacturer, supply dealer, sterilizer, wholesaler (including importers) of bedding, upholstered furniture, quilted clothing and products which can be used in the making or repairing of these articles, whose products are offered for sale within the State of Utah, obtain annually a permit issued by this Department for their particular type of business. This permit must be purchased prior to the time such merchandise enters the State of Utah or before engaging in repairing or reupholstering furniture or bedding, and before manufacturing regulated products within the State.

Utah Clothing Sterilization Requirement Memo

Virginia

Olivia McCormick
Bedding & Upholstered Furniture Inspection
109 Governor Street – Room 521
Richmond, VA 23219
PH: 804-864-8146
FAX: 804-864-8148
E-mail: BUFI@vdh.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/EnvironmentalHealth/Food/Bedding/index.htm
Regulation: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title12/agency5/chapter125

West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Labor, Bedding Section
Room 749-Building 6 Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
PH: 304-380-9306
Website: http://www.wvlabor.com/newwebsite/pages/licensing_bedding_upholstry.html


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