Government set to reform ‘toxic’ furniture flammability rules

The government will soon announce plans to reform controversial rules that put toxic chemicals in British furniture, pre-empting the outcome of a parliamentary inquiry into the issue

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy will respond to a consultation on amending the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 this month, junior minister Kelly Tolhurst told the Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee on Wednesday. A further consultation on amending the law, the third in five years, will follow.

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