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wee brian
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« on: September 15, 2016, 10:22:33 AM »

The Govt is having another look at the F & F regs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/furniture-and-furnishing-fire-safety-regulations-proposed-changes-2016

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 11:52:41 PM »

Its all a bit complicated.  Is the a Sun readers version that I might fully understand?
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 02:18:17 PM »

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We think the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are out of date, and in some cases represent an unreasonable burden for furniture manufacturers. We?re proposing to bring the regulations in line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences.

Importers of cheap shiny tat from China won't have to bother fixing safety labels to their tat any more, as the Government now accepts that the labels are meaningless anyway and most people are too thick to care.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 03:04:43 PM »

Importers of cheap shiny tat from China won't have to bother fixing safety labels to their tat any more, as the Government now accepts that the labels are meaningless anyway and most people are too thick to care.

Permanent labels will still be required and it should be easier to identify the manufacturer or importer, if we can get the trading standards to do their job properly. Many people do care if the number of posting we get on http://www.safelincs-forum.co.uk/ is anything to go by.
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All my responses only apply to England and Wales and they are an overview of the subject, hopefully it will point you in the right direction and always treat with caution.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 08:44:33 PM »

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We think the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 are out of date, and in some cases represent an unreasonable burden for furniture manufacturers. We?re proposing to bring the regulations in line with changing furniture making practices and consumer preferences.

Importers of cheap shiny tat from China won't have to bother fixing safety labels to their tat any more, as the Government now accepts that the labels are meaningless anyway and most people are too thick to care.

Particularly as you can buy the labels in bulk on eBay so you can make your flammable & noxious import or pre-88 vintage item "safe"....
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2016, 10:47:55 AM »

One of the aims are,

Traceability and enforcement - A new requirement for manufacturers to hold a technical file; a revised approach to the permanent label including the introduction of information on the use of flame retardants; the removal of the requirement for temporary display labels; more time for Trading Standards to bring a prosecution.

I think the new label will help to achieve this having the manufacturers or importers name, post code and batch number on all labels (no such a thing as a shorter label) except a number of items including mattresses there will have no label, so how do you locate the manufacturer or importer?
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 03:20:36 PM »

some words from "a former civil servant"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740699/Sofas-beds-fire-test-alert-Expert-says-current-checks-inadequate-finished-products-flammable-fillings-padding.html

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 08:46:37 AM »

Check out http://www.safelincs-forum.co.uk/topic/4935-furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-proposed-changes-2016/#comment-9296
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