Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association launch cushion fire safety scheme

LOFA has announced a "LOFAssured" initiative to ensure all cushions sold by members comply with Trading Standard's and FIRA's fire safety regulations.

The run up to Solex trade show for garden furniture and barbecues sees LOFA focusing on raising awareness of fire safety standards/regulations for garden cushions.

This new LOFAssured initiative will be launched at the Solex show which runs from 11-13 July 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. One of the conditions of LOFA membership is that members must adhere to a code of conduct, part of which is compliance with all current legislation.

LOFA has appointed FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) and entered into a Primary Authority Partnership with Hertfordshire Trading Standards to aid the members in their quest for full compliance.

It is a condition of membership that all LOFA members are fully compliant and authorised to display the new LOFAssured logo. The message "look for LOFAssured products and buy from a LOFA member. Take comfort in being fully covered by the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and 1993" will be promoted to retailers and consumers from January 2018 and throughout the 2018 season and beyond.

LOFAssured "will prove a distinguishing factor setting LOFA products apart from other non-compliant suplliers".

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