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Another Matrix for REACH - children's furniture

The Furniture Industry Research Association has released a new REACH Matrix which focuses on the specific requirement for children’s furniture.

This is the third in the series, which aims to support those involved in the supply chains of children’s furniture understand how to comply with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation.

For the substances that are listed in REACH Annex XVII then the previous documents in this series will outline the key parameters (M1 for upholstered Furniture and M2 for Mattresses). This matrix will highlight those aspects of the EN71 standards and the guidance given in CEN/TR 13387-2:2018 Child care articles – General safety guidelines - Part 2: Chemical Hazards.

Test methods have been included where they exist and where relevant, the matrix for which they were developed and verified.

The children’s furniture matrix is available to members of the Furniture Industry Research Association here. Non-members can purchase a copy for £50, details are available from info@fira.co.uk

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