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  • THE COMPANY THAT IS PHYSICALLY MANUFACTURING THE PRODUCTS IS THE MANUFACTURER.

    Even if you own the design rights, copyrights, etc. of a product and contract another company to manufacturer your product(s) for you, under these tagging laws for stuffed articles, your company is NOT the manufacturer.

    All furniture and bedding manufacturers are required to register with every state their products will be sold in. Even manufacturers selling to and through other channels (not selling to U.S. customers directly), must have the appropriate licenses. Once manufacturers register, they will receive a URN that allows their products to be sold to any company in the U.S. The manufacturer is responsible to renew each of their licenses before they expire. 14 states currently require manufacturer registration. Depending on the types of products, registration may not be needed in all 14. Global Registration Services seeks to help manufacturers navigate the registration process for each state.

    CA - California

    CT - Connecticut

    DE - Delaware

    DET - City of Detroit, Michigan

    MA - Massachussetts

    NY - New York

    NC - North Carolina

    OH - Ohio

    OK - Oklahoma

    PA - Pennsylvania

    RI - Rhode Island

    UT - Utah

    VA - Virginia

    WV - West Virginia

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  • Any company that imports, distributes or sells bedding or upholstered furniture products is required to obtain importer registration in the following states: California, Connecticut, Detroit (MI), Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah & Virginia. 

    Registrations vary by state, and Global will help determine what types of products require a registration in each states. Importers must provide a copy of the manufacturer’s URN license as proof that the manufacturer is registered and are responsible to ensure that their manufacturers have the required licenses and that the manufacturers have not let their licenses expire. Importers are held responsible for any fines from license/registration violation.

    CA - California

    CT - Connecticut

    DET - Detroit, MI

    MA - Massachusetts

    OH - Ohio

    OK - Oklahoma

    UT - Utah

    VA - Virginia

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  • As the Importer/Wholesaler/Distributer/Retailer(I/W/D/R), if you are concerned that your manufacturer will fail to comply with proper registration/licensing practices, you can choose a Joint Registration with your manufacturer.

    When the importer and the manufacturer register together, in many states, they only submit one application, and the manufacturer is issued a URN that cannot be shared with other importers. The importer will receive a copy of the manufacturer’s license as well as renewal notices. A responsible factory that has all the proper licenses, and keeps them valid, can be very tricky to find. You certainly don't want to sell the products of a manufacturer who lets their licenses lapse thereby putting the products you buy from them at jeopardy in the U.S. marketplace. So if you're unsure about a factory's license status - or lack thereof, or you simply don't trust that they'll keep things up to date, Joint Registration is an alternative.

    In this case, a newly issued URN is shared exclusively between the manufacturer and the I/W/D/R. The licenses are applied for jointly in the states eliminating the need to submit two applications in most of the states. The licenses are mailed directly to the I/W/D/R.

    This means two important things:

    1) Renewal notices are sent to the I/W/D/R so you can be assured that the licenses will be maintained as long as your products from that manufacturer are being sold in the marketplace.

    2) The manufacture CANNOT use that Joint URN to manufacturer products for any other company to sell in the U.S. It is exclusive between the factory and the I/W/D/R.

     When should I choose to obtain a Joint URN?

    • If the manufacturer does not have it’s licenses and is not willing to obtain registration.
    • You can’t get satisfactory information from the manufacturer about it’s licenses or lack of licenses.
    • You wish to prevent the manufacturer from having a URN to manufacture products for other U.S. companies (competitors).
    • You want to ensure that the licenses remain active for the life of the products in the marketplace without having to rely on the manufacturer to do so.
    • A Joint URN can be applied for with each manufacturer that an I/W/D/R buys from.
    • A joint URN can be assigned to a manufacturer even if they already have a URN.

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  • Currently there are three provinces in Canada that require the registration of bedding & furniture products: Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba. Canadian registration is similar to U.S. registration. Manufacturers register in one province and receive a registration number that can be used in the other two provinces requiring registration.  Canada has different Law Label requirements than the U.S. While each country requires its own law label on products, it’s acceptable for both to be attached to the product. U.S. law label must not be covered by the Canadian label in the U.S. and vice versa. Canadian Law Labels can be purchased through American Law Label, Inc. To obtain a quote for registration in Canada, create a new account or login and select a New Registration quote. You can then choose U.S. registration, Canadian registration, or both.

  • Currently three states require the manufacturers of stuffed toys to be registered:

    MA - Massachusetts

    OH - Ohio

    PA - Pennsylvania.

    The states of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania require registrations only for stuffed toys intended for humans. Ohio requires registrations for stuffed toys intended for both humans and pets. The state of Pennsylvania will not accept the toy URN of the other two states.

    Applicants are required to send four samples of each toy to Global Registration Services, Inc. for submission to each state with the applications and payments.

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  • The state of Ohio requires sample products before they issue a license. Ohio licenses cannot be obtained without a sample product. Ohio tests sample products to determine if the product filling matches the filing material statement on the law label. Any inconsistencies will need to be corrected before the license can be issued. During the registration process you will be informed when and how to send the testing samples to the Ohio lab. An instructional PDF is available after you login to your account. Ohio does charge a fee for testing samples that varies depending on the product. This fee is not included in your Global Registration Services, Inc. bill. Do not send samples to Global Registration Services, Inc. unless instructed to do so. They will not be forwarded. If you need to send testing samples to the OH lab, send to this address: Ohio Bedding Laboratory 6606 Tussing Road  Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 U.S.A.  (614) 995-0773