| The regulations were amended in 1993 and have set new levels of fire resistance
for domestic upholstered furniture and furnishings. It is now an offence to supply in
the course of a business any furniture which does not comply with the regulations.
The regulations apply to sofas, beds, bed heads, mattresses, children’s furniture,
garden furniture suitable for use in a dwelling, scatter cushions and pillows, stretch
or loose covers for furniture and other similar items.
The regulations do not apply to: curtains, carpets, bed-clothes (include duvets) and
Any furniture manufactured after March 1990 is likely to comply but if the appropriate
labels are not on the furniture, compliance is in doubt and checks should be made
with the manufacturer.