NEWSLETTER

The Alliance for the Case for Flame Retardant Free Furniture provides you with an informative newsletter regularly presenting scientific studies and policy changes supporting the case (2016-ongoing).

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Flames

Issue 23 of the Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture Newsletter

Side Sofa

No20 Flame Retardants and Flammability Tests’ Digest

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No17 Flame Retardants And Flammability Tests’ Digest

Equal Lighter

“Brussels has launched an investigation into whether Ireland’s furniture fire safety regulations — the strictest in Europe — comply with EU free-market rules, following a complaint by manufacturers.”

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“The European Furniture Industries Conferedation (Efic) says that the ‘open flame’, or ‘match test’, required by the British fire safety test method (BS 5852) and the Irish (IS 419:1988) means manufacturers must use flame retardants.” (paywall)

Petri Dishes

No22 Flame Retardants and Flammability Tests’ Digest

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No19 Flame Retardants And Flammability Tests’ Digest

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No16 Flame Retardants And Flammability Tests’ Digest

Matchbox

“The use of chemical flame retardants in furniture to improve fire safety can also have severe implications for public health, a number of associations have warned.”

Fire Hoses

“The Case for Flame Retardant Free Furniture” featured on EndsReport. (Paywall)

Matchbox

No21 Flame Retardants and Flammability Tests’ Digest

Interior Design

No18 Flame Retardants And Flammability Tests’ Digest

Fields of Gold

ECHA recommends restriction on flame retardants in flexible polyurathane (PUR) foams

Side Sofa

“The European Furniture Industries Confederation is planning to lodge a formal complaint with the European Commission in the next few weeks, claiming UK furniture regulations lead to the unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals.” (Paywall) 

Fire Hose

“European trade bodies, representing the furniture, bedding, building and woodworking industries, have called for action against the use of flame retardant in furniture (….) The UK and Ireland are the only EU countries to have national regulations requiring an open flame test, which effectively necessitates the use of flame retardants.” (Paywall).