UK to be challenged over furniture fire safety rules

European furniture producers are planning to challenge the UK’s regulations, claiming they block trade and lead to unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals

Current UK rules require furniture to pass an ‘open flame test’, where filling materials must resist ignition and covers should resist being set alight by a match. Photograph: Kwanchai Khammuean/123RFThe UK will have to defend its furniture regulations following a challenge from European producers.

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