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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“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.”
“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)
“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)
“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).