What is LOFA Assured?

LOFA Assured is an initiative to ensure all cushions sold by LOFA members comply with Trading Standard's and FIRA's fire safety regulations. Is Your Garden Furniture Up to Regulation?

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LOFA Assured is an initiative to ensure all cushions sold by LOFA members comply with current Fire Safety Regulations.

Ask your retailer why you should buy from a LOFA Assured member.

Be Safe - Be Sure - Be LOFA Assured

Look for LOFA Assured swing tags on all garden furniture cushions to ensure they meet current Government & Fire Safety Regulations

Do your cushions comply?



Are your garden furniture cushions safe? Did you know 8 out of 10 garden furniture cushions sold on the high street failed the Governments Fire Safety Regulations.

If you are planning to buy some new garden furniture this year then be sure to look for the LOFA Assured swing tag. If you see this tag you can rest assured that your new garden furniture cushions have been tested to the highest standards and comply with the same fire-retardant regulations as your indoor furniture.

Why bother, I hear you say, the furniture is outside, but think again, how many of you have garden furniture in their conservatory, how many have garden furniture table and chairs in their kitchen or dining room, how many of you bring your garden furniture cushions into the home to store them?

That is why LOFA put together this initiative to make sure your garden furniture cushions are safe wherever you choose to use them.

In recent tests, 8 out of 10 samples purchased from non - LOFA Assured members on the high street or online failed and the products were removed from the market.

Don't play cushion-roulette - always buy from a LOFA member - always buy a LOFA Assured product. Don't gamble with the safety of your loved ones.

100% of all LOFA members are LOFA Assured so look for the LOFA Assured swing tag when shopping for your outdoor furniture this year.

In partnership with Hertfordshire Trading Standards and FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Assocation) LOFA have been on a three-year journey putting this initiative into practice. All LOFA members that manufacture furniture were subjected to an educational audit scheme and all their cushions were tested by FIRA to make sure the cushions were compliant with the current Government Fire Safety Regulations. The audit requires the members to have full traceability or all cushions that they supply into the UK market place. LOFA are now working with retailers across the UK to help them ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing process and are stocking safe and compliant furniture.

Look for LOFA Assured swing tags on all garden furniture cushions to ensure they meet current Government & Fire Safety Regulations.

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