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The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, as amended, have an impact on furniture supplied as part of a part furnished or furnished let, and needs to comply with certain safety standards.

Examples of furniture that are covered by the regulations include:

  • upholstered furniture ordinarily intended for private use like sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, cushions, etc
  • beds, divans, sofa beds, headboards, mattresses, pillows
  • children’s furniture, cots, carrycots, playpens, prams and pushchairs
  • garden furniture
  • upholstered furniture in caravans
  • loose and stretch covers.

The regulations do not apply to the following:

  • upholstered furniture manufactured before the 1st January 1950
  • materials used solely to re-cover items of furniture manufactured before 1950 and
  • furniture supplied in pleasure boats and the like.
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