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Fire label on leather settee?

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Wow, Those are some impressively detailed responses Mr Sutton, you are a credit to this site.

Thank you for the info.

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Hi,

Looking to pass on a fabric 3 seater, 2 seater and a chair to a charity (British Heart Foundation). Looking at the sofas which were all bought as a set from a retailer more than 10 years ago, only the single chair has a fire label on it. The 2 and 3 seater just have the care instructions with batch number etc on it. Should each item have it's own label or is it okay if they are part of the same batch?

 

Thanks,

 

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Hi there- we want to give our sofa away to charity - it's about 15 years old and we still have the labels required-   However they have come away from the staple so detached are these acceptable to give away?

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If you are sure they are the original labels, just staple them back, although the regulations say they should be permanently fixed, I have seen them stapled, but how permanent should permanently be?

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Hi Tom,

I have a lovely danish 1960s sofa (ercol style) that I would like to use in a rental property.  It has a polished wooden frame and the cushions, back and armrests are all upholstered in thick leather.  The cushion filling is goose feather.  Would the leather be regarded as fire retardant / fire resistant?

 

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Hi,

I have read that fire retardant fabric can lose its effectiveness over time, from normal wear and even from been cleaned.

So if I buy a second hand sofa which has the correct label attached, How do i know the fire retardant material is still effective.

Would you recommend getting a flame retardant coating re-appliwd?

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The problem is the only way to see if a material has lost its fire retardant properties would be to test it and that would destroy the piece of furniture. The Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home - A Guide to the UK Regulations only deal with the upholstered furniture at the time of manufacture, importing, resale or re-upholstery and to check the documentation for a further five years. Providing the sofa has the appropriate permanent label attached you are legally correct but if you need reassurance then have the flame retardant coating re-applied.

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