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Websites selling sofas that are potential fire hazards

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Posted on: November 21, 2021

If you have been searching around the internet looking for the cheapest sofas that money can buy, then you need to have a rethink.

There are so many websites selling potentially dangerous sofas that are fire hazards. They’re shipped into the UK from far flung lands, but the retailers selling them online have had very little say in their construction and manufacturing process.

For all you know, the sofas that you are intending to purchase online could be a very serious fire risk to you and your family. We understand that money is tight for a lot of families but is it really worth the risk buying cheap sofas online? The risk is a real one. The workmanship, quality and safety standards of sofas manufactured abroad in countries that do meet the high standards on the UK is a real concern.

As families’ finances are squeezed, they are increasingly turning to the internet for buying sofas and chairs at too good to be true prices. Websites such as Gumtree and eBay are littered with sellers of sub-standard and potentially dangerous sofas and chairs. All we are asking of you; is to question why they are so cheap compared to other leading brands. The answers are likely to be the manufacturing processes and the quality of the foams, fillings and fabrics used.

Recently Manchester City council reported on one such case. Where they have prosecuted and fined one such company selling sofas that pose a real fire hazard. Have a read of the case here, follow this link: https://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/8884/firm_selling_dangerously_flammable_sofas_hit_with_hefty_fine In our opinion the fines are not enough. More action needs to be taken before someone is seriously injured or even killed.

We hope by sharing this article we can at very least add some additional considerations to your though process when looking to buy cheap sofas.

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