Note: Our products are not "flame-retardant". Flame-retardant fabric is specially treated. So, unless noted as "FR" in the description, our bean bag chair fabrics pass fire code due to the inherent nature of the fabric and are not specially treated with any fire retardant chemical. (Only our Kinetic Energy Plum cover is FR.) Read more about flame retardant chemicals...
For our bean bag chair covers, we use fabrics from established manufacturers known for their quality and style. These fabrics pass the minimum US flammability standard UFAC class 1. Better yet, they also pass California's more specific flammability standard Technical Bulletin 117 Section E, Part 1: Upholstery Fabrics. As mentioned before, we even have one bean bag cover that is made from fabric that passes NFPA 701, a strict "Flame Retardant" test, in case your library or school requires this.
For our bean bag chair liners, we use a water-repellent microfiber that also passes both UFAC class1 and California Technical Bulletin 117 Section E, Part 1. (Not to mention our bean bag liner zippers comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission Zipper Enclosure standard.)
And finally, our bean bag chair polystyrene (styrofoam) filling passes California Technical Bulletin 117 Section A, Part 3: Expanded Polystyrene Beads. Note that we do NOT use polyurethane (shredded cushion foam like fufs and sacs), which is treated heavily with fire retardant chemicals to pass flammability code.
*Please note that our polystyrene filling comes to our supplier as a raw material (it looks like salt). This raw material does have a flame retardant added to it, so that it can be safely used in homes. The salt-like raw material is then expanded by our supplier to the styrofoam pellet form that we are familiar with.
We implemented our Law Labels Program, as soon as we were informed that U.S. Law requires labeling on bean bag chairs. Each label details flammability information, as well as our company information and Uniform Registry Number. We are registered in every required U.S. state to legally sell bean bag chairs, URN # UT1870 (VA). Many, if not most bean bag chairs on the market do not meet US legal requirements. Registration ensures that furniture companies can be monitored by individual states.
So, what does this mean to you? Rest assured that your bean bag chair from AHH! Products meets US flammability standards and registration laws: We are legal and safe! With so many bean bag chair retailers trying to convince you that their bean bags are the best, the only thing you can do as an informed consumer is to compare. Try using our Shopper's Comparison Checklist!
Remember, the most expensive bean bag chair isn't necessarily the highest quality! We are priced much lower than other comparable-quality bean bag chairs AND you'll find that we offer more (such as our exclusive water-repel liner and 10 year warranty)!
*If you are using our products in a public setting, please check to ensure UFAC and CA TB117 satisfies your facility's specific requirements. Most of the time, fire marshalls do not require more.