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Detail of outcome
Following consideration of responses to the consultation we have decided to develop an outcome focussed approach based on a set of essential safety requirements for upholstered furniture and furnishings.
Detail of feedback received
We received 126 responses from a range of stakeholders, including:
- business representative bodies
- test houses
- Fire and Rescue Services
- Trading standards
- charities and social enterprises
- academics and consultants
We think the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are out of date, and in some cases represent an unreasonable burden for furniture manufacturers. We’re proposing to bring the regulations in line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences.
We want to hear from stakeholders in industry, fire and rescue services, and trading standards, as well as from consumers.