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The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) has announced that the British Standard for Storage Furniture has been withdrawn.

FIRA confirmed that from the end of July 2016, the British Standards Institution (BSI) formerly withdrew the BS 4875-8:1998 Furniture. Strength and stability of furniture. Methods for determination of stability of non-domestic storage furniture Standard.

As a result of a new European Standard in place, covering the same products as the British Standard outlined, conflicting standards cannot be in existence, resulting in the withdrawal of the British Standard.

The European Standard that has superseded BS 4875-8 is BS EN 16121:2013 Non-domestic storage furniture. Requirements for safety, strength, durability and stability.

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