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100% LOFAssured at the Garden Press Event


29 January 2019 

100% LOFAssured at the Garden Press Event

Stand H62, London Business Design Centre, 27 February 2019


8 out of 10 garden cushions sold on the high street fail to comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations

LOFA is pleased to return to the Garden Press Event in 2019 with the exciting announcement that 100% of members offering cushions and cushioned outdoor furniture have now earned LOFAssured accreditation. Join us on the stand for a full update.

LOFA's (Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association) "LOFAssured" initiative ensures that all cushions sold by members comply with current government fire safety regulations.

During 2018, LOFA tested a number of garden cushions from non-LOFA members that were bought from online and high-street stores. 8 of the 10 samples failed the legal requirements resulting in products being withdrawn from sale, thus preventing potentially disastrous incidents.

LOFA has been on a three-year journey after committing to having 100% of relevant members compliant by the end of 2018. The process saw members put through an educational audit followed by a full audit of all certification, documentation and traceability to ensure only safe, compliant products are offered to the marketplace. The rigorous process included product testing conducted by an independent test house.

LOFA will now extend the scheme to retailers to help them to ensure they have performed all due diligence in their purchasing processes and are stocking safe, compliant furniture.

The retailer and consumer will be able to clearly identify fully compliant furniture from a LOFAssured member by the LOFAssured swing tag.

LOFAssured Certified members are :

4 Seasons Outdoors
A Mir & Co
Alexander Rose
Barlow Tyrie Ltd
Cane Industries
Europa Leisure
Firmans Direct Ltd 
Garden Furniture Global
Glencrest Seatex Ltd
Glendale Garden and Leisure
Hampson Agencies
Hartman UK 
Innovators International
John Robertson Ltd
Kettler (GB) Limited
Leisure Plan
Lifestyle Garden
Maze Rattan
Mercer Agencies
Munro Importers
Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle Limited
Pacific Lifestyle Ltd
Premier Decorations
Quest Leisure Products Ltd
Signature Weave
Supremo UK
Woodlodge Products

For further information on the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association, call 02392 258844 or


With compliments:-
Taylor Alden Ltd
247 The Broadway
London, SW19 1SD
Tel: 020 8543 3866