Toxic Chemicals

There are concerns about azo dyes – which are linked to cancer – found in some imported leather upholstered furniture, such as lounges, dining chairs and bed headboards. And there has been an increase in the number of complaints from consumers about smell and or some physical reactions to furniture.

Reactions could include headaches, rashes or a whole range of things. It doesn’t mean it’s caused from azo dyes but it’s worth checking for the health of your family.

Most leading Australian retailers will not sell furniture containing azo dyes, but buying from an international online retailer could present a bigger risk, as they may not be aware of Australian standards.

Is your product from a reputable compliant supplier? Find an AFA Member here.

Media Releases & Previous Work

Media Release: Are You Sitting on a Cancer-Causing Couch?
Media Release: ACCC investigates possible AZO dye risk

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