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Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regs 1988 - Proposed Amendments to Match and Cigarette Tests (BIS) - TSI response - October 2014

TSI response (PDF 189KB). TSI agrees with the proposals - they should reduce the use of brominated flame retardants (which have been linked with health and environmental harm) considerably. TSI would, however, like to see less emphasis on cost saving which, although welcome, should not be the main driver for reform. TSI would also like to see the regulations extended to duvets, sleeping bags, bed clothes, loose covers for masttresses, pillowcases, curtains and carpets.