Fires causing death, injury and property damage can occur if a mattress, futon, or bedding comes into contact with a burning cigarette, portable heater, or an open flame source such as a candle, a lighter or matches.
Health Canada has set fire safety standards that require mattresses and futons to resist catching on fire from a smouldering cigarette. Bedding that does not meet strict flammability standards is not allowed to be sold in Canada. Even though this improves safety, these standards do not make your mattresses, futons and bedding fireproof.
To prevent bed fires, Health Canada recommends that you:
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