NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 40, ISSUE 9
ISSUE DATE: MAY 5, 2008
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Adopted New Rules: N.J.A.C. 13:45A-24A
Flame Resistance Standards
Proposed: December 3, 2007 at 39 N.J.R. 5056(a).
Adopted: April 1, 2008 by Lawrence DeMarzo, Acting Director, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Filed: April 2, 2008 as R.2008 d.111, with a technical change not requiring additional public notice and comment (see N.J.A.C. 1:30-6.3).
Authority: N.J.S.A. 2A:123-18.
Effective Date: May 5, 2008.
Expiration Date: March 21, 2011.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because the adopted new rules are not subject to any Federal standards or requirements. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has not adopted flammability standards for either tents or sleeping bags.
Full text of the adopted new rules follows (additions to proposal indicated in boldface with asterisks *thus*; deletions from proposal indicated in brackets with asterisks *[thus]*):
SUBCHAPTER 24A. FLAME RESISTANCE STANDARDS FOR TENTS AND SLEEPING BAGS
The following words and terms when used in this subchapter shall have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise:
"Sleeping bag" means a bag providing warmth and insulation that may be lined or padded and is normally designed for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent.
"Tent" means a collapsible shelter, for one or more persons, of canvas or other material, either natural or synthetic or any combination thereof, stretched and sustained by poles or rope and intended for recreational camping outdoors.
13:45A-24A.2 Flame resistance standards
(a) For the purposes of N.J.S.A. 2A:123-16 et seq., a tent that at least meets the flammability standards for tents of the Industrial Fabric Association International CPAI-84 (1995 edition), including any subsequent revisions, incorporated in this rule by reference, shall be classified as being flame resistant.
(b) For the purposes of N.J.S.A. 2A:123-16 et seq., a sleeping bag that at least meets the flammability standards for sleeping bags of the Industrial Fabric Association International CPAI-75 (1976 edition), including any subsequent revisions, incorporated in this rule by reference, shall be classified as being flame resistant.
(c) Copies of CPAI-84 and CPAI-75 are available for purchase at the Industrial Fabrics Association International bookstore: *[http://www.bookstore.ifai.com]* *www.ifaibookstore.com * or 1-800-207-0729.