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To be able to donate your upholstered item to Glossopdale Furniture Project, the permanent fire safety label must be attached – otherwise we will not be able to take it from you. Please keep your fire safety labels attached to your items of furniture for this reason!
Permanent fire safety labels are a legal requirement on any upholstered items and furnishing such as a sofa, with the intention of letting people know that the item complies with British Fire Safety Regulations. Many upholstered items contain foams, fillings and other materials, that could potentially be flammable and because of this, items must have set levels of fire resistance determined through a series of flammability tests.
The fire regulations state that:
- The fillings inside materials must meet ignition requirements
- Upholstery and covers must be cigarette and match resistant
- A permanent label must be fitted to every newitem of furniture
- A display label must be fitted to every newfurniture item at the point of sale
Mattresses, divans and bed base fire regulations are covered under a separate British Standard and also require a permanent, attached label.