Media Releases

Warning – Toppling furniture kills another child

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) is continuing to push for stronger legislation since the announcement of IKEA’s alert re toppling furniture and subsequent child deaths. This issue is not exclusive to the IKEA incident, and the AFA is aware of a number of...

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PRODUCT RECALLS ON THE RISE   

Product recalls are on the rise as ever increasing consumer protection and new regulations come into play. It does not take much of a defect to fail to meet various legislation and Australian Standards. When a recall is declared by a government agency or a retailer,...

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Let’s Talk About Shelving … In the Living Room

Houzz recently posted this great article on shelving. Please be aware when you are constructing shelving to ensure it is secure and won't tip over. Please read the ACCC's tipping standards legislation before installing shelving - click here There is a lot that can be...

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AFA Announces Inaugural Head of Education Network Group

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Simona Jobbagy as Chair of the Australian Furniture Community of Practice Network (AFCoPN). Simona is a dedicated professional who has worked in Vocational Education and Training...

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Bunk Beds Under Scrutiny Just Before Christmas Orders Close

In recent weeks Harvey Norman has led the way in announcing updated testing requirements in relation to the supply and sale of Bunk Beds in all of its Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne Stores. The retail giant has determined that compliance with the CPN needs to...

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Media Release: Master Back on Deck

The Australian Furniture Association is pleased to announce the appointment of industry personality, Mr Graeme Cock, as the Chair of the AFA’s Masters Committee. Graeme began his career with Fler, before going on to form his own manufacturing firm, Module Company. Mr...

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AFA Media Release: …Move over Milan

'Just when the pangs of jealousy were setting in after Milan Design Week, the Australian Furniture Association has announced the introduction of the Australian International Furniture Exhibition, at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from July 11 to 13.’ The Age 25...

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