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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 3. Home Furnishings [19000 - 19221]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 749. )

ARTICLE 4. Application of the Chapter [19070 - 19074]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 46. )


This chapter applies to upholstered furniture, bedding and filling materials, and insulation sold in California regardless of its point of origin.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1456, Sec. 7.)


Secondhand bedding, or secondhand filling materials to be used or that could be used in bedding received from outside of this state shall comply with all the sanitization provisions of this chapter before it is accepted, sold or delivered, either directly or indirectly by any person.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1137, Sec. 43. Effective January 1, 1997.)


Responsibility for compliance with this chapter rests not only with the manufacturer but also with the importer, wholesaler, retailer, or any person having in his or her possession any article of upholstered furniture or bedding, or filling materials with intent to resell contrary to the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1137, Sec. 44. Effective January 1, 1997.)


Importers, wholesalers, and retailers shall not sell or resell in California unlabeled upholstered furniture or bedding. Importers, wholesalers, and retailers shall obtain labels from the manufacturer of those articles and shall affix the labels before offering any upholstered furniture or bedding for sale. This does not include furniture used exclusively for the purpose of physical fitness and exercise.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1137, Sec. 45. Effective January 1, 1997.)


The manufacturer of chairs and benches and similar articles, using slip seats that are manufactured by himself or herself or purchased from another, is responsible for the labeling of those articles.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 405, Sec. 48. Effective January 1, 2003.)


Aiding, abetting, or knowingly combining or conspiring with an unlicensed person engaged in a business regulated by this chapter, to evade the provisions of this chapter, or allowing one’s license or registry number to be used by an unlicensed person to evade the provisions of this chapter is grounds for disciplinary action.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1264, Sec. 83. Effective January 1, 1994.)


This chapter does not apply to upholstered furniture, bedding, or insulation manufactured and sold at wholesale in California for delivery outside the borders of this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1456, Sec. 8.)


This chapter does not apply to the manufacturer of insulating window or door glass or products containing insulating window or door glass.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 925, Sec. 10. Effective September 22, 1987.)

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