Consultation on UK furniture fire safety regulations update
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The UK Government has opened a public consultation on updates to the 1988 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. Closes 11th November.
The proposals are based on those already circulated and discussed over the last two years (see pinfa Newsletter n° 45) and involve modifying which types of furniture are covered, adjusting the match flammability test, removing the cigarette flammability test when not needed, traceability requirements to facilitate verification of furniture on sale.
UK Government open consultation: “Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations: proposed changes (2016)” – to 11th November: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/furniture-and-furnishing-fire-safety-regulations-proposed-changes-2016