A new European Standard for children’s highchairs has been published. BS EN 14988: 2017 Children’s Highchairs. Requirements and test methods replaces the previous standards, BS EN 14988-1; 2006 + A1: 2012 and BS EN 14988-2; 2006 + A1: 2012, with immediate effect.
FIRA can announce that a new guide to the EU machinery directive was issued in July 2017. This will have a major impact on all motorised domestic furniture such as recliner chairs, rise-recliner chairs, electrically adjustable beds, height adjustable desks and electrically actuated kitchen furniture.
FIRA can announce that a new standard for kitchen furniture has been published. BS 6222-3: 2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Part 3 Performance requirements for durability of surface finishing and adhesion of surfacing and edging materials. Specification replaces the 1999 version with immediate effect.
In response to the recent news stories the Furniture Retail Quality Group would like to reassure consumers regarding the safety of products containing toughened safety glass.
British Furniture Confederation aims to kickstart stalled review on furniture flammability regulations
The British Furniture Confederation is hoping to kick start the stalled review of Britain’s flam regs with a proposal it believes offers the industry an optimal solution.
Latest statistics on the production of manufactured goods reveal that the UK furniture industry continued to grow despite a comparatively difficult business environment and increasing competition from overseas.