The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture welcomes the US law mandating nationwide compliance with California’s flammability standard for upholstered furniture and calls for harmonising flammability requirements for furniture in Europe via upcoming Sustainable Products Initiative
Furniture fire safety rules in UK drive ‘unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals’
“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)
Furniture trade bodies back call to reduce flame retardant use
“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).