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Fire Prevention: Furniture

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 51763, tabled on 3 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to propose amendments to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 to reduce toxic fire retardants in furniture.

Answered on

11 November 2016

The Government is currently consulting on amending the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations to bring these up to date with the modern manufacturing practice and consumer expectations. The proposals have the potential to reduce the use of flame retardants in future production.