Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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Checking your own furniture

Check the label

All furniture that meets the 1988 Furniture Regulations will have a permanent label attached to it showing that it has passed all the required tests. The labels will look something like this:


Position of label

The label could be attached to any external surface of your piece of furniture. On armchairs and sofas with removable cushions manufacturers often put the label under the cushions. The label will be firmly attached so that it cannot be removed without either damaging the furniture or the label. Each piece of furniture will have a label attached to it so if you have a three-piece suite each chair or sofa will have its own label.

Buying new furniture

Any new furniture you buy will have a display label as well as a permanent label, so you can clearly see what tests the furniture has passed. The labels will look like this:

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