• A Uniform Registray Number (URN) system exists in the U.S. for companies which manufacture certain types of stuffed articles of bedding, furniture and toys that will be sold in the United States. The URN acts as a unique ID for the actual physical factory location that is manufacturing the products. To obtain a URN, the factory (or another party on its behalf) must apply for a bedding/furniture license in one of the states with these regulations. The URN issued must be printed on the law labels attached to the products to be sold in the U.S. The products can then, if ever needed, be traced back to the factory.

    The URN will be recognized in the other regulating states once a license is also applied for in those other states and a copy of the original URN license is provided. This is the method of the registration process, to obtain a license in all registering states under a single URN. Once the process is complete and all licenses are applied for, the factory is then allowed to ship, distribute and sell their products in the U.S.

    Every factory must have its own URN, even under the same company. A URN is comprised of 3 parts: 1) the 2 letter prefix which indicates the state that issued the URN; 2) the states internal identification code for the factory and 3) the 2 letter suffix which idenifies the state or country where the factory is located. For example: CA-12345 (CN) indicates that the state of California issued the URN to a factory in China.

    The URN is often confused with the Federal Trade Commission's RN. They are not the same. The FTC's RN pertains to textiles without filling materials: clothing, bed linens, bath towels, tablecloths, curtains, etc.

    A Uniform Registray Number (URN) system exists in the U.S. for companies which manufacture certain types of stuffed articles of bedding, furniture and toys that will be sold in the United States. The URN acts as a unique ID for the actual physical factory location that is manufacturing the products. To obtain a URN, the factory (or another party on its behalf) must apply for a bedding/furniture license in one of the states with these regulations. The URN issued must be printed on the law labels attached to the products to be sold in the U.S. The products can then, if ever needed, be traced back to the factory.

    The URN will be recognized in the other regulating states once a license is also applied for in those other states and a copy of the original URN license is provided. This is the method of the registration process, to obtain a license in all registering states under a single URN. Once the process is complete and all licenses are applied for, the factory is then allowed to ship, distribute and sell their products in the U.S.

    Every factory must have its own URN, even under the same company. A URN is comprised of 3 parts: 1) the 2 letter prefix which indicates the state that issued the URN; 2) the states internal identification code for the factory and 3) the 2 letter suffix which idenifies the state or country where the factory is located. For example: CA-12345 (CN) indicates that the state of California issued the URN to a factory in China.

    The URN is often confused with the Federal Trade Commission's RN. They are not the same. The FTC's RN pertains to textiles without filling materials: clothing, bed linens, bath towels, tablecloths, curtains, etc.

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    State With Tagging Laws: Registration Required

    California, Connecticut, Delaware, Detroit(MI), Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia

     

    State With Tagging Laws: Registration NOT Required

    Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida*, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada*, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin * Secondhand Only

     

    State Without Tagging Laws

    Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wyoming

     

    States With Tagging Laws: New Products

    Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Detroit(MI), District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

     

    State With Tagging Laws: Secondhand Products

    Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

     

    Note: This list is current to the best of our knowledge and is updated immediately when new information is received as to the changing status of any state and it's requirements.

     

     

  • United States

    State
    Fee (USD)
    Period/ExpirationDate
    Manufacturer
    Importer
    Joint
    CA
    $650
    2 years
    x
    x
    x2
    CT
    $100
    April 30
    x
    x
    x2
    DE
    $50
    December 31
    x
     
    x
    DET
    $80
    December 31
    x
    x
    x
    MA
    $300
    June 30
    x
    x
    x2
    NC
    $720
    12 months
    x
     
    x
    NY
    $150
    12 months
    x
     
    x
    OH
    $50
    June 30
    x
    x
    x
    OK
    $5
    June 30
    x
     
    x
    PA
    $50
    12 months
    x
     
    x
    RI*
    $630
    36 months
    x
     
    x
    UT
    $105
    December 31
    x
     
    x
    VA
    $100
    12 months
    x
    x
    x2
    WV
    $50
    June 30
    x
     
    x

    Canada

    State
    Fee (USD)
    Period/ExpirationDate
    Manufacturer
    Importer
    Joint
    MB
    $400
    12 months
    x
     
     
    OT
    $450
    12 months
    x
     
     
    QB
    $$350
    12 months
    x
     
     
  • The following list encompasses all known products that require registration. If you don't see your product, please contact us for a discussion about your product. It may fall under a product category on the list, or we may consult with a state official.

    • Automobile Seat Cushions
    • Baby Bath Slings
    • Baby Carrier (Harness)
    • Bar Stools
    • Bath Mats
    • Bean Bags
    • Bed Pillows
    • Bicycle Seats
    • Boat Seating
    • Child’s Car Seat
    • Comforters
    • Crib Bumper Pads
    • Cushions
    • Decorative Pillows
    • Dining Room Chairs
    • Exercise Equipment Cushions
    • Filling Materials in Bulk
    • ​Foundations
    • Futons
    • Mattresses
    • Mattress Pads
    • Neck Rolls / Pillows
    • Pet Beds
    • Potty Seats (padded)
    • Quilts 
    • Padded Baby Carriers
    • Reclining Chairs
    • Shopping Cart Covers
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Sleeping Pads
    • Sofas/Loveseats
    • Stroller Padded Components
    • Stuffed Toys
    • Trampoline Padding
    • Upholstered Dual Purpose Furniture
    • Upholstered Headboards
    • Upholstered Chairs
    • Waterbed Mattresses, Liners, Heaters & Frames