From our sibling at Hanley Wood, ProSales:

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) should require floor covering manufacturers to label their products’ traction, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) said today in a news release announcing it had petitioned CPSC to make the change.

NSFI asked CPSC to adopt the ANSI/NFSI B101.5 standard on traction as a requirement. So far, the proposal has had more than 60 public comments issued to the CPSC, many of which supported the requirement, according to NFSI.

According to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) website, B101.5 “sets forth a uniform product labeling method which identifies the wet static and wet dynamic coefficient of friction (traction) of floor coverings, floor coverings with coatings, and treated floor coverings.” While considered a standard for the industry, floor covering manufacturers are currently not required to include a label on their product that follows B101.5.

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