Furniture business launches modification alert due to fire risk

Furniture and interiors business Soho Home has identified a fire safety risk on a bed after the fabric used failed to meet UK requirements.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards issued the alert for the Belsa Bed, which originates from Vietnam and has been sold to consumers from August 2020 to November 2023. The alert features 16 product names.

The product is a solid oak and oak veneer bed frame with a poly velvet fabric covering in tangerine, steel, navy and sage colours.

A statement said: “The product has been identified as presenting a risk of burns and fire as the velvet fabric used on the upholstered panels of the bed frame fail to meet the requirements of the relevant standard, BS 5852. This means that if the product is exposed to a naked flame, it could catch fire and continue to flame.

“The affected products do not meet the requirements of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.”

Soho Home has launched a modification programme to address the safety risk and has contacted affected consumers directly to arrange an appointment for a professional technician to visit their home to treat the fabric.

Soho Home said on the solution: “A professional technician can visit your home to apply the same flame retardant treatment that should have been applied to the cover fabric during the manufacturing process. This will apply a clear, non-toxic, odourless treatment spray to the upholstered sections of your bed frame.

“The application process will take approximately one hour from our technician arriving, and takes up to three hours to dry depending on temperature and ventilation of the room. Leaving no lasting odour, you’ll be able to sleep in your bedroom the same day. We simply request that the mattress, bedding and any surrounding furniture is distanced from the bed to allow our team to access the upholstery panels. This allows us to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, without your bed needing to be removed from your home.”

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