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Furnishings Focus Newsletter 2021 I Issue 2

UL’s Furnishings Focus Newsletter is back with timely updates on regulatory and safety standards, insights, exclusive content and events.

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July 13, 2021

CPSC Urges Consumers to Schedule a Safety Check-Up on Products in Their Homes

Do you, as a manufacturer or a retailer of furniture, feel comfortable about the safety of the products you sell?


Learn how to enhance the safety of your products

Living outdoors

The pandemic and, in many locations, summer weather have accelerated the use of outdoor  environment as a new place for families, employees and communities carry out their daily routines. But extended use of outdoor furniture can increase the risks of injuries. UL’s rigorous outdoor furniture safety testing program, UL 4041 is out for review with the industry as part of the process of becoming a published standard.

Learn about the risks

Data to help prevent injuries and product recalls

Having the data that could prevent injuries and recalls before they happen can save a furniture company’s long-term profits and reputation. Good test equipment is critical for getting the most data for your money. Knowing that your product met the test requirements is good, but knowing how the test affected the product is critical. Having test equipment that collects data as it performs the test will do just that. If you have the right test equipment your product can almost talk to you,  it can tell you how well it is doing, how it will do in the future and what you should be concerned with now.

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UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Delivers Wealth of Benefits

Manufacturers with GREENGUARD Certification experience benefits, differentiation in the marketplace

Learn about GREENGUARD

ESG Performance: Driving Business Value

Gaining momentum over the last decade and particularly in the past five years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is a way for companies to share performance beyond financial results and better assess investment risks and opportunities associated with impacts and contributions on the environment, people and communities.

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ANSI/BIFMA X5.41 Large Occupant Public and Lounge Seating

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently approved the new safety and performance standard: ANSI/BIFMA X5.41-2021, Large Occupant Public and Lounge Seating. Find out more about the scope of the standard and how UL services can help you deliver your products on time.

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