BEIS plans to replace the Furniture Regulations with flammability standard

The government has announced it has scrapped its plans to reform the Furniture Regulations and instead intends to replace them with a new law, underpinned by rules from the British Standards Institution (BSI)

The new regime will “focus on safety outcomes” such as the risk of ignition and fire spread, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It will be subject to consultation in due course, it said in a response to its own consultation yesterday. It came almost three years after the consultation, containing plans to amend the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, closed.

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