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In conjunction with our Webhosts, Web Support & Outsourcing (WebOS), we have developed this new, more contemporary Website. 

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Standards Development

This section presents a selected range of standards Furntech-AFRDI is currently either involved in the development of, or, involved in the process of the adoption/adaptation of as Australian Standards.

Every comment received will be seriously considered - your assistance is necessary to make these standards worthwhile and workable.

Commercial Furniture Standards

Domestic Furniture Standards

ACCC News

ACCC Bunk Beds: complying with the mandatory standard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for the administration of mandatory consumer product safety and information standards created under the Trade Practices Act 1974. These include the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Bunk Beds, on which the ACCC is currently conducting a review.

Visit the ACCC Website here for more information, including the ACCC supplier guide and a copy of the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Bunk Beds

ACCC Product Safety

Visit the ACCC Website here for information on cots, including a Product Safety Bulletin detailing household cots with wooden drop sides, a national attack on dodgy cots and action taken against online suppliers of unsafe household cots.

Visit the Product Safety Australia Website here for further information on cots, including a cots & cords don't mix: keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords alert.

Safety standards for cots, prams, strollers and bunk beds under review

The ACCC is alerting suppliers of children’s products to potential changes to three product safety standards (mandatory standards) for cots, prams and strollers and bunk beds. Further information can be found here on their Website.

Please note submissions can be made to the ACCC through an online questionnaire or a written response by 15 September 2014.
 

Bulletins

the bulletin - December 2016

the bulletin - September 2016

the bulletin - May 2016
Other Publications

AFRDI 151 Guide for Specifiers and Product Designers

Suite of tests recognizes changing needs in society

List of certified sustainable commercial furniture (AFRDI Standard 150)
Media Releases

More thought needed in choosing commercial seating for public places

Careful parts selection enables chair to meet AFRDI’s toughest office chair test

A new issue of the Australian Cot Standard has recently been released (AS/NZS 2172:2013)

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