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Guest MichaelWal

Some months ago I bought a cushion from Homebase's. Subsequently I unknowingly dropped some glowing - I assume - cigarette ash on it. Within 10 minutes the house was full of smoke. I found that this cushion cover was burning progressively and rapidly . Definitely non fire treated.
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The regulatory requirement for scatter cushions and seat pads is that the filling material only must satisfy the relevant ignition test and each individual item must bear a reduced information permanent label. Whilst the size of a scatter cushion is not defined in the Regulations it is commonly accepted that a scatter cushion has dimensions which are less than 60cm x 60cm x nominal product thickness.

Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home - A Guide to the UK Regulations

Did it meet that criteria?

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