Frequently Asked Questions

Law Label FAQs

Do I need a Law Label to sell my product?

Almost all upholstered furniture or filled bedding products will need a law label. Below is a list of products requiring law labels. If you’re unsure whether your product(s) need a law label, contact us and one of our labeling experts will help you determine if your product is regulated and requires a label.
Furniture and Seating
Children's Products
Sleep Products
Outdoor and Recreation
  • Automobile Seat
  • Car Seat Protectors
  • Car Seat Strap Covers
  • Child’s Car Seat
  • Cushions
  • Bar Stools
  • Bean Bags
  • Cushions for Furniture
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Dining Room Chairs
  • Ottomans
  • Reclining Chairs
  • Sofas/Loveseats
  • Upholstered Chairs
  • Upholstered Dual Purpose Furniture
  • Upholstered Headboards
  • Medical Lumbar Support
  • Laptop Desks
  • Bed
  • Baby Bath Slings 
  • Baby Carrier (Harness) 
  • Baby Changing Pads
  • Child’s Car Seat
  • Crib Bumper Pads
  • Padded Baby Carriers
  • Play Mats
  • Potty Seats (padded)
  • Shopping Cart Covers
  • Stroller Padded Components
  • Stuffed Toys
  • Trampoline Padding
  • Bed
  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Cushions for Bedding
  • Mattresses, Foundations & Futons
  • Mattress Pads
  • Quilts
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Upholstered HeadboardsWaterbed Mattresses, Liners, Heaters & Frames
  • Neck Rolls / Pillows
  • Medical Lumbar Support
  • Upholstered Dual Purpose Furniture
  • Sleeping Bags

  • Boat Seating
  • Bicycle Seats
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Ice Fishing Bucket Seats
  • Exercise Equipment Cushions
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Trampoline Padding
  • Cushions
  • Bath Mats
  • Filling Materials in Bulk
Don't see your product listed? Contact us for verification.

Do I need a law label if I’m selling used or secondhand items?

Yes, below is a list of U.S. states require law labels on secondhand items. 

  • Arizona
  • California 
  • Connecticut 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Maryland 
  • Massachusetts

  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

I need labels as soon as possible but my order quantity is over 10,000. Can I have my order expedited?

The American Law Label team is focused on preventing production delays for our customers. Using our Priority Print Service, we can print and ship part of your order as quickly as the next day while the rest of your order is under production. This can help you keep the quantity price break without slowing down your production. 

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What is the process of ordering law labels from American Law Label?

QUOTE: To generate a quote, we’ll need some information about the product and the manufacturer. The quote will depend on the size of the label (which will change depending on the product) and the quantity being ordered. Filling out a Request Quote for New Items form or Request a Quote for Secondhand/Sanitized Items form is an easy way to get ball rolling.

PROOF: After the quote is accepted a member of our team will design the artwork for your label. This artwork proof will be sent to you for final approval.

PRINT & SHIP: After artwork is approved the order will be placed in production queue. Our typical turnaround time is 3-5 business days. If you need a quicker turn around time let us know that you that you would like to use our Priority Print Service.

What is a Uniform Registry Number (URN)?

The URN identifies the manufacturing facility that produced the product. This can be any factory in the world whose products are sold in the U.S. In most states, Law Labels are required to include a Uniform Registry Number (URN). When a manufacturer registers in a state, it is issued a Uniform Registry Number (URN). This URN can then be registered in the other states requiring registration. So, only one URN is needed per factory. Only a manufacturer can be issued a URN. A single manufacturing company with multiple plants must have a different URN for each plant location.

How can I get a URN?

The process of registering can be complicated. Our sister company, Global Registration Services, Inc., can help you though the process.

How do I describe the filling in my product on the label?

The filling must be described in its generic form; trade names cannot be used. They must be listed with their percentage of total filling by weight. They must be listed in order of descending percentage and adding the percentages together must equal 100%. Below is a current list of acceptable generic filling terms. If you’re still not sure how to list your filling material, contact our knowledgeable team!


ADJUNCTIVE TERMS (For Use With Above Terms When Applicable)

  • Staple Cotton
  • Cotton Linters
  • Cotton By-Products
  • Cotton Waste
  • Cotton Felt
  • Cotton Batting
  • Blended Cotton
  • Felt Staple
  • Cotton Fiber
  • Loose Cotton
  • Cotton Felt
  • Quill Feathers
  • Feather Fibers
  • Crushed Feathers
  • Chopped Feathers
  • Damaged Feathers
  • Feather Mixtures
  • Residue (Feathers)
  • Marabou Fibers
  • Stripped Feathers
  • Nestling Feather
  • Urethane Foam
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • Urethane Foam / High Resilience
  • Polystyrene Foam Beads
  • Vinyl Foam
  • Neoprene Foam
  • Molded Styrofoam
  • Olefin Foam
  • Urethane Foam Skins
  • Hair
  • Hair Mixtures
  • Hair Classification
  • Curled Hair 
  • Uncurled Hair
  • Wool Blends or Mixtures (Blended Wool)
  • Wool Felt
  • Wool Batt
  • Wool Batting Blended 
  • Wool Felt
  • Down
  • Goose Down
  • Duck Down
  • Plumule
  • Nestling Down
  • Down Fibers
  • Rubber
  • Latex Foam Rubber
  • Sponge Rubber
  • Feathers
  • Goose Feathers
  • Duck Feathers
  • Waterfowl Feathers
  • Turkey Feathers
  • Chicken Feathers
  • Wool
  • Virgin Wool
  • Wool By-Products
  • Wool Waste
  • Bonded
  • Border
  • Burlap
  • Cotton (by itself)
  • Fiber Fill
  • Hen Feathers
  • Paper Sheets
  • Recycled
  • Steel Wool
  • Tan-O-Quill
  • Trade Names
  • Trademarks
  • Defabricated Fibers
  • Curled Feathers
  • Rubber By-Products
  • Wood WoolVirgin
  • Acetate Fiber
  • Acrylic Fiber
  • Azlon Fiber
  • Glass Fiber
  • Modacrylic Fiber
  • Nylon Fiber
  • Nytril Fiber
  • Olefin Fiber
  • Rayon Fiber
  • Saran Fiber
  • Spandex Fiber
  • Vinyl Fiber
  • Polyester Pneumacel
  • Metallic Fiber
  • Polyester Fiber
  • Vinyon Fibe
  • Textile Fiber By-Product
  • Textile Clippings
  • Dry Polymer
  • Textile Fiber of Unknown Kind
  • Textile Fiber Waste
  • All-Pure 100%
  • Batting or Felt
  • Cemented
  • Damaged
  • OilyPad
  • Pieces
  • Rubberized
  • Colored / Dyed
  • Trash
  • Used-Secondhand
  • Waste
  • Card, Strips, Stripping
  • Comber or Noils
  • Garnetted
  • Napper
  • Picker, Picker Motes or Motes
  • Boric Acid Treated
  • Molded
  • Resinated or Resin Treated
  • Spring Unit
  • Wire Spring Unit
  • Coil Spring Unit
  • Miscellaneous Waste Fibers
  • Shredded
  • Cattail Plant Fibers
  • Cellulose Fiber
  • Coconut Husk Fiber or Coir
  • Buckwheat Hulls
  • Excelsior
  • Flax Fiber
  • Flax Tow
  • Hay
  • Jute Pad
  • Kapok
  • Milkweed Fiber
  • MossSea Grass
  • SilkSisal, Sisal Fiber
  • Sisal Fiber Tow
  • Sisal Fiber Waste
  • StrawTampico
  • Tampico Fibers
  • Tula, Tula Fiber
  • Esparto Fiber
  • Jute Fiber
  • Palm Fiber

Can I put my phone number and website on the labels?

Phone numbers, websites, logos, or anything that may be considered a type of advertising are not allowed on law labels. However, all of these can be present on the Mattress Label and American Law Label can print both of these labels for your products.

Does the “Date of Delivery” line need to have a date printed or stamped on it:

The “Date of Delivery” line is intended for the seller of the product. Upon receiving the product and making it for sale, they can fill out this section accordingly.

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