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Thank you for your answer to my question about furniture.
Do you mean furniture made before 1988 NOT 1950.?.
1950 would be of no use to me as the Flats mentioned were opened in 1989 and would not be buying new Parker Knoll chairs made before 1950!
Edwin Rice-Barnham 01892 527697/07747 563708
I have found the relevant legislation on the internet: The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988. I do not wish to wade through all of it at 82 years of age and cannot quickly see a realistic answer to my question so asked Just Answer to do that.
I contend that as the chairs do not have the label showing compliance with the 1988 Act, that they must have been manufactured before, but near to the date, of the Act (November 1988?).
As Parker Knoll is and was a reputable firm, it is likely that they were aware of the forthcoming regulation and made chairs to suit it. In any case they would have been in conformity with previous regulations as to fire retardation and conformed to the law at that time.It is noted that no such chairs are fireproof but must be fire retardable.
will you please therefore, agree with me that the chairs purchased by or for the residents were exempt from the 1988 Act.
An early reply would be appreciated.
I thought in my introduction to the question about replacing serviceable chairs that the Act did not apply to them.If the only chairs that were exempt had to be manufactured before 1950, then chairs produced in, say, 1987 without the label required by the 1988 Act could have been scrapped after a fire inspection in, say, 1989.
That is obviously a nonsense. So, I believe The Furniture Manager of Hoopers Ltd was right in saying any furniture manufactured before the 1988 Act was implemented is exempt from the Act. Please Comment...