Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Department of An Taoiseach
In the area of furniture fire safety, there are no harmonised EU standards. The Irish standard (I.S. 419:2011) and regulations (SI No. 316/1995) were introduced to protect consumers by preventing the rapid spread of a fire started on or near furniture.
In 2019 my Department conducted a public consultation on the future of the regulations. The public consultation period was extended until April 2020 as the Covid-19 epidemic meant that not all stakeholders could comply with the original deadline.
My officials are currently reviewing the extremely detailed responses to the public consultation and hope to have recommendations on any revised regulations later in the year.