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​FIRA hosts European Standards Committee

On January 25th the Furniture Industry Research Association hosted a meeting of the CEN TC207 WG9, the European working group that develops test methods for furniture. The working group, chaired by FIRA International’s General Manager, Phil Reynolds, was discussing the production of a rationale regarding finger entrapment and shear and squeeze point. The aim is to give advice to all the requirements for these features to be standardised across all furniture products.

It is hoped that a document will be published for comment in the autumn.

Members of the Furniture Industry Research Association can read a full report here.