YUBA CITY, Calif.–Walt Bader, president of Organic Mattresses Inc. (OMI), has been appointed to the California Department of Consumer Affairs Advisory Council.
The department’s Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BHFTI) enforces the state’s BHFTI Act, which regulates health and safety standards for mattresses and upholstered furniture. The bureau is planning to address open-flame hazards of products such as pillows, comforters, bedspreads and mattress pads. It has been involved in complaints of false and misleading advertising, excessive delivery times, cleanliness standards in used mattresses and “green” claims.
Bader said, “I hope that my involvement will help stave off and mitigate further state and federal regulations by improving the accuracy of information provided to mattress consumers, as well as being closely involved with the flammability issues surrounding top-of-the-bed products.”