HIGH POINT, N.C. – Volumes of scientific research prove the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature. And, while the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the majority of people at home for the past year, 90 percent of Americans with outdoor living space have been taking greater advantage of their decks, porches and patios, and consider their outdoor living space is more valuable than ever before.
The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation has awarded $12,000 in grant funding to Appalachian State University’s furniture design program to support student scholarship opportunities.
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The AHFA, HFA and IHFRA point out that big box stores and certain online retailers largely remain open for business because some products they sell are deemed to be essential items. However, these same retailers are also selling and shipping home furnishings nationwide, while thousands of home furnishings stores face mandatory closures.
The adoption of a federal upholstered furniture flammability standard is one step closer following passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 2647, the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA).
John E. “Jeb” Bassett, COO/senior vice president of Bassett Furniture Industries, was elected 2020 Chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – Revisions to the voluntary furniture stability standard for clothing storage units are expected to be published this month, according to information from the American Home Furnishings Alliance. The revision to ASTM F2057 expands the scope of the standard to clothing storage furniture 27 inches and taller, as opposed to 30 inches and higher previously, and incorporates two new warning labels.
The American Home Furnishings Alliance has filed a motion to dismiss a wrongful death suit brought against the furniture association, saying it has no liability in the tip-over related death of a Florida toddler.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – A logistics conference targeted for manufacturers, retailers, furniture carriers and logistics companies is slated for June 17-19 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The conference, "Charting a New Course,” is presented by the American Home Furnishings Alliance in partnership with the Specialized Furniture Carriers and the Furniture Shippers Association.
The American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to the children of home furnishings industry workers.
CPSC has authority to “seek corrective action”, typically including a recall, when products are deemed to present a “substantial hazard.”