NFPA 260-2019 Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture.
1.2 Purpose. 1.2.1 These test methods are designed to evaluate ignition resistance of upholstered furniture when exposed to smolder- ing cigarettes under specified conditions. 1.2.2 It is the intent of this standard to provide tests to deter- mine whether covered upholstered furniture components such as cover fabrics, welt cords, decking materials, interior fabrics, and fling/padding materials are relatively resistant to ignitin by smoldering cigarettes. 1.2.3* This standard establishes a classification system for determining the resistance of upholstered fumiture compo- nents to cigarette ignition. 1.3 Aplication. 1.3.1 Tests specified by this standard are intended to measure the performance of upholstered furniture components under conditions of exposure to a smoldering cigarette. 1.3.2 Tests specified by this standard shall not be used to meas- ure the performance of upholstered furniture under condi- tions of open flame exposure, and do not indicate whether the furniture will resist the propagation of flame under severe fire exposure or when tested in a manner that differs substantially from the test standard. 1.3.3 The test results obtained with a material component tested in a given mock-up, in accordance with this standard, do not necessarily indicate the performance of the same material component in the form of other geometric configurations, such as full-size furniture. 1.3.4 Tests specified by this standard shall be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to a smoldering cigarette under controlled laboratory condi- tions,and do not necessarily describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or furniture assem- blies under actual fire conditions. 1.3.5 This standard is intended to assist in component selec- tion and composite design for upholstered furniture in order to achieve a high level of resistance to cigarette ignition.
2.1 General. The documents or portions thereof listed in this chapter are referenced within this standard and shall be considered part of the requirements of this document. 2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved) 2.3 Other Publications. N 2.3.1 ASTM Publications. ASTM Intemational, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959. ASTM D737, Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics, 2016. ASTM D3574, Standard Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materi- als – Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams, 2017.NFPA 260 pdf download.