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SURVEY FINDS 11 OF 14 FURNITURE ITEMS FAIL FIRE SAFETY LAW

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Furniture manufacturers were accused yesterday of putting people's lives at risk by using foam-fill materials banne...
Furniture manufacturers were accused yesterday of putting people's lives at risk by using foam-fill materials banned by law, reports the Daily Post (p10).

Speaking before the first national Wales Home Safety Conference, Steve Delahaye, deputy trading standards officer for Mid Glamorgan CC, said a council survey has found that 11 of 14 items of new furniture tested failed to meet UK fire regulations.

'It is appalling to find out that for five years this banned type of foam-filled furniture has been on sale to the public who think they are being protected. It shows manufacturers are just not doing their job,' he said.
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