New and Used Furniture Labeling Requirements
By knowing what is inside the product, the label enables consumers to base their purchasing decisions on accurate and truthful labeling.
Consumers may remove the tag from items they have purchased; however, the retailer must make sure the tag is still on the product when it leaves the selling floor.
ALL NEW MATERIALS – WHITE LAW LABEL
This white tag must be included on new products with hidden filling material that are to be used for sitting, resting, or reclining. Manufacturers must be licensed to sell their goods in
The REG NO. (registration number) is unique to each manufacturer, and needs to be licensed in
The label can say “Made by” with the manufacturer’s full name and address, or “Distributed by” or “Imported by” with either the distributor's or importer's full name and address.
The Date of Delivery is required in
U.S. Customs require manufacturers to include the country of origin on products.
ALL NEW MATERIALS – FEATHER AND DOWN LAW LABEL
This law label is white and must be on all products that are filled with any combination of feather and/or down.The feather and down must have gone through a sterilization process to ensure that the product is clean and free from debris.
The manufacturer and the sterilizer of the feathers and/or down may be two different companies.Each company must be registered in
The percentage and type of feather and/or down must be stated. The Department of Consumer Protection tests to determine that these statements are truthful.The term “Contents Sterilized” must be included.
“Date of Delivery” must also be included; this particular law label is in violation.
SECOND-HAND DEALER LAW LABEL
This tag must always be yellow.The dealer must be licensed in
The statement “Contains Second Hand Material/Contents Unknown” must always be on a second-hand tag.The retailer can not attest to the type of hidden materials in the product.
The registration number and permit number indicate who the retailer and sanitizer is.
The label must state that the contents have been sanitized.
The “Sold by” statement must be filled out completely with the retailer’s full name and address.
The retailer must fill in the date that sanitizing took place.
RENOVATOR LAW LABEL -- MUST ALWAYS BE YELLOW
A renovator is anyone who adds new filling material to old filling material and recovers the product for a fee (for example, a reupholsterer). The old filling materials must be sanitized before the new material is added.The renovator must be licensed in
The registration and permit numbers indicate who actually renovated the product.
Statements must be on the law label to indicate that this item may not be sold and that it is the property of and must be returned to its owner.The original owner’s name and address must be filled in by the renovator.
The label must include the renovator’s name and full address and the date that the piece was sanitized.
The tag must also indicate the new materials that have been added to the product.