Outdoor Industry Association Priority Issues Brief: Flame Retardant (FR) Chemistries

March 10, 2016
Flame retardant (FR) chemistries are applied to backpacking and camping tents in North America to meet flammability standards.  Tent brands and manufacturers must balance the need for FR chemistries with the growing list of substances that are regulated by government bodies or voluntarily restricted by brands. 
OIA and its members, through the OIA Flame Retardants Task Force and other efforts, are collectively seeking to promote informed, data-driven use of FR chemistries, including policies that ensure the health and safety of campers and backpackers.