Facts on Flammability

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In summary, fire is a complex process due to the composite effects.

With upholstered furniture there can be unpredictable interactions between components in varying fire conditions.

There are critical factors in a real fire that cannot be adequately simulated in a test including, but not limited to: ignition source and size, ignition location, ignition source duration, the involvement of secondary materials, and the rate of heat release and fire growth.