Have Your Say on reducing the impact of foam-filled furniture

Trading Standards, part of MBIE (the Ministry of Business, Innovations and Employment) is working with FENZ (Fire and Emergency New Zealand) on ways to reduce the harm caused by domestic fires.

Foam-filled furniture can play a significant role in the speed and severity of domestic fires. The foam can catch fire easily at relatively low temperatures, and burn quickly and intensely, giving off suffocating poisonous smoke that can also spread fire quickly through a building.

Have your say

Trading Standards wants your feedback on the proposal to introduce a Product Safety Policy Statement to help improve the safety of foam-filled furniture. To download the discussion document and have your say go to the MBIE consultation(external link) page here.

Your feedback will help to inform recommendations to Government on how to best reduce the risk of harm to New Zealanders from fires involving foam-filled furniture.

Submissions close at 11pm, 31 October 2018.

Contact us

You can contact us with any questions at tradingstandards@mbie.govt.nz.