The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have published a report into the effectiveness of the UK’s product safety recall processes, undertaken by Lynn Faulds Wood, and also the government’s response to the review.
FIRA can announce that the European standards committee for furniture have voted to withdraw a Technical Report for outdoor furniture:
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FIRA can announce that the European Standard containing safety and structural requirements for educational tables and chairs has been published:
Towards the end of 2015 the European Parliament published its new Directive (EU 2015/2193) on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants utilising a range of different fuels. This is of specific relevance to furniture and joinery manufacturers who operate wood / wood waste combustion units on their premises.
On the 19th of January we received the following communication from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills: