Northumberland TSOs to step up fire testing

Lewis, Mark
March 2004
Cabinet Maker;3/19/2004, Issue 5380, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the plan of the Northumberland Trading Standards officials to increase the frequency of flammability testing in England. Discussion of the fire safety regulations of the furniture industry; Launch of an investigation into the problem of trading standards; Services of the furniture sector.


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