A new information standard now requires furniture suppliers to provide safety warnings to consumers about the dangers of toppling furniture.

The new standard applies to certain types of furniture and stipulates that:

  • a permanent warning label must be attached to furniture which includes safety information
  • advice about anchoring furniture must be included in manuals and assembly instructions
  • warnings about the hazards of toppling furniture must be displayed in furniture stores and online.
A child with a toppling chest of drawers with warning labels montaged on top

The new standard, Consumer Goods (Toppling Furniture) Information Standard 2024, requires companies to comply from 4 May 2025.

Contact us if you need further information or advice on these new standards.

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