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CPSC Approves New Federal Standard for Furniture Stability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted yesterday to approve a new federal safety standard for clothing storage furniture. The standard will take effect 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register.

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Senate Passes STURDY

The U.S. Senate passed an amended version of the STURDY Act by unanimous consent on Thursday, bringing a mandatory furniture stability standard within one final vote of becoming law.

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New Sourcing Manual Available to Members

An update to AHFA’s 2012 Responsible Sourcing Manual has been completed and is now available exclusively to AHFA members. The newly released 2022 edition provides updated definitions for sustainability and responsible sourcing.

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Updates Advance for New Stability Rule

Executives attending AHFA’s 2022 Summit in August received timely updates on all legislative and regulatory activities related to a new mandatory furniture stability standard.

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2023 Casual Market Moves to Atlanta

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) announces it is refreshing and reimagining the 60-plus-year-old Casual Market as the event relocates to AmericasMart in Atlanta beginning July 2023.

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AHFA 2022 Summit Is Two Events In One

Two-day conference devotes first day to regulatory compliance update, second day to emerging sustainability issues

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AHFA Solution Partners Awards 12 Scholarships

The Solution Partners supplier division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded 12 scholarships to students with a parent working full-time in the home furnishings industry.

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STURDY Act Heads For Senate Vote

A revised STURDY Act with the collective support of industry, parents, consumer advocates and safety experts passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday.

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