What filling or stuffing should be used for upholstered parts of furniture?
Any material that is included for the purpose of filling or stuffing the upholstered parts of the furniture must pass the appropriate tests (see p 20-30 of the Guidelines). This includes pads for insulating springs, tack rolls and piping cords which are contained within the cover fabric of the furniture. • Foam fillings: i.e. polyurethane foam in slab or cushion form, or in crumb form and latex rubber form – must always be tested separately whether or not they are subsequently combined with other filling materials in the furniture. • Non-foam fillings: there are two routes to compliance. Each filling may be tested singly or the fillings may be tested as a composite.