Fire safety for donors

Information for donors – Fire safety labels on sofas (extract from

‘As stipulated by the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988, it is illegal to supply second-hand sofas “in the course of business or trade” that do not have their permanent fire safety label still attached.

This means that charities selling sofas to the general public for fundraising purposes cannot accept sofas that do not have their fire label attached.

The permanent fire safety label is usually sewn or stapled to the sofa, beneath the cushions. It should feature the caution “CARELESSNESS CAUSES FIRE”, and information as detailed in Part II of Schedule 7 of the Regulations.’

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