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      Fire Rated Bed Linen?

      by Brad Keyes, CHSP, on Feb 5, 2021 12:00:00 AM

      Q: We order all of our bed linen from a medical supply company for our patient beds. We have recently started performing sleep studies and have two (2) full beds with linen purchased from a regular retail store. I was told that the linen has to be fire retardant. I have not found this in the Life Safety Code. I realize the curtains, drapes, and decorations all need to be, but I am assuming that after washing the linens numerous times that they would no longer be fire retardant.

      A: The Life Safety Code does not require linens to be fire-rated. But, please check with your state or local authorities to determine if they have any requirements regarding bed linen. 

      Topics: Bed Maintenance

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