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California AB2998 and ASTM E05 Fire Committee

California AB2998 and ASTM E05 Fire Committee

California regulation prohibiting flame retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture
24th December, 2019 News
A guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance with BS 7176
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A guide for manufacturers seeking to claim compliance with BS 7176

Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating

4th December, 2019 Flammability
New 'Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture'

New 'Compliance Scheme for the Fire Performance of Upholstered Furniture'

The new Compliance Scheme has been in operation for a month, and the first two companies to gain Certified Company status are confirmed as retailers ScS and DFS. We're also hosting an event with Hertfordshire Trading Standards on 8 February so those from across the furniture supply chain can learn more about the new scheme.
1st February, 2018 News
Advances in the substitution of Hazardous Flame Retardants In Home Textiles

Advances in the substitution of Hazardous Flame Retardants In Home Textiles

FIRA recently attended a meeting in Brussels that outlined the scope of an EU funded project promoting research into reducing the negative impacts of flame retardants used in the textile industry by the adoption of “alternative” flame retardant treatments.
26th January, 2018 News
European Chemical Agency calls for evidence on flame retardants used in polyurethane foams

European Chemical Agency calls for evidence on flame retardants used in polyurethane foams

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), with support from the Danish EPA, has recently published a draft screening report which has identified potential risks to children from exposure to the flame retardants used in polyurethane foams.
15th December, 2017 News
BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017
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BFC Proposal for updating UK Flammability Regulations - June 2017

Summary of the British Furniture Confederation’s Proposed Revision of Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

30th June, 2017 Flammability
The use of fire retardants

The use of fire retardants

On 11 April The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) released a statement about the use of fire retardant chemicals in furniture
13th April, 2017 News
​​Consultation on updating Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

​​Consultation on updating Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

FIRA was informed yesterday that the Government has re-started the consultation into a potential revision of the fire safety regulations for upholstered furniture. FIRA is currently analysing the proposals and will be arranging some workshops to discuss this further and to define the Furniture Industry Research Association’s response to the proposals.
15th September, 2016 News
The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings
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The potential impact of flame retardants on the 'end of life' of upholstered furniture and furnishings

This report investigates the impact of the presence of flame retardants on the furniture industry in relation to the disposal of upholstery and furnishings

30th November, 2015 Flammability
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