Malaysian government officials are predicting that a ban on rubberwood exports will boost Malaysia’s furniture export business in the next few years by allowing local producers greater access to a native raw material. More
Canadian case goods manufacturer South Shore Furniture has expanded the recall of its Summer Breeze chests of drawers due to a tip-over and entrapment hazard. More
To acknowledge Canada’s heritage and history of furniture manufacturing, Canadian case goods manufacturer Durham Furniture recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of Canada Day. More
In response to negative comments regarding proposed deadline extensions for the national formaldehyde standard for composite wood products, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will revert back to an original deadline schedule, according to the American Home Furnishings Alliance. More
A recent report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection published the preliminary dollar amounts of annual duty disbursements available to petitioners who supported antidumping cases in various industries. More
Indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturer Noble House Home Furnishings has recalled about 3,300 of its dining chairs due to a potential fall hazard. More
As part of its ongoing Anchor It campaign to educate consumers about the dangers of furniture tip-overs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission earlier this year published a list of ideas on how to kid-proof furniture. While seemingly obvious, these ideas may get overlooked by consumers. More
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