The revised FFRs include an amendment to the specification of the test cover fabric used in testing houses to allow a more widely commercial and accepted fabric to be used.
This will enable Trading Standards to be better placed to effectively enforce the test fabric material under the new FFRs.
Consumer Minister Edward Davey said:
“These changes will help more effective enforcement by Trading Standards so that consumers will be better protected from potentially unsafe furniture.”
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- The FFRs were laid before Parliament on the 6th September 2010 and the new regulations came into force on the 1st October 2010.
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