Vol. 1270 | 15 Sep 2021

In the 2016 general legislative session, the state of Utah passed bill HB314 that introduced sterilization requirements for filling materials of animal origin, like wool, shoddy, down and feather. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) implemented the requirements in the Act by revising the Utah Admin. Code 70-101 Bedding, Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing. The revised Code provided 5 years phase-in time from January 1, 2017, for quilted clothing manufacturers to comply with the sterilization requirements and to include the sterilization permit number on the textile label.

Effective January 1, 2022, a sterilization permit number will be required on the textile label for quilted clothing with filling material of animal origin, like wool, shoddy, down and feather, when it is offered for sale in the State of Utah.

According to the State of Utah’s Bedding, Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act, "quilted clothing" is defined as a filled garment or apparel, exclusive of trim used for aesthetic effect, or a stiffener, shoulder pad, interfacing, or other material that is made in whole or in part from filling material and sold or offered for sale.

Utah Administrative Code R70-101 can be found at https://adminrules.utah.gov/public/search/R70-101/Current%20Rules

Utah Website – Bedding, Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Program: https://ag.utah.gov/businesses/regulatory-services/bedding-upholstered-furniture-and-quilted-clothing-program/

For questions, please contact Dr. Stella Li (xingyu.li@intertek.com, +1- 503-351-9612), Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia (pratik.ichhaporia@intertek.com, +1-847-212-8273).


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