Furniture and Furnishings

If you supply furniture or furnishings, you must ensure that they meet the fire resistance requirements of the 1993 amendments to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988. Some materials used to fill or cover furniture, particularly older and second hand furniture may be a fire risk and often produces poisonous gases when burning, such as cyanide or carbon monoxide.

More information on these regulations can be found here.

These regulations are enforced by local Trading Standards Officers and there are severe penalties for non-compliance.