Furniture fire safety rules in UK drive ‘unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals’

The European Furniture Industries Confederation is planning to lodge a formal complaint with the European Commission in the next few weeks, claiming UK furniture regulations lead to the unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals

The European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC) is planning to lodge a formal complaint with the European Commission in the next few weeks, claiming UK furniture regulations lead to the unnecessary use of hazardous chemicals.

EFIC, which represents furniture industries in 15 EU member states, comprising more than the 70% of total European turnover, also said the UK’s furniture safety tests block trade. The confederation is launching a similar challenge against Ireland’s furniture regulations.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.