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American Home Furnishings Alliance Announces Furniture Safety Week

The first Furniture Safety Week, hosted by the AHFA, will take place in October 2024. 

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AHFA will host its first Furniture Safety Week in October.

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces the first annual Furniture Safety Week will be October 7-11, 2024. The initiative is designed to engage all segments of the home furnishings industry in public conversation about furniture and home safety.

Furniture Safety Week has three key objectives, according to AHFA. First, the effort will improve consumer awareness of home safety issues that involve our industry’s products, including furniture tip-over hazards, recliner safety and bunk bed risks.

A second objective is to elevate the home furnishings industry’s integral role in developing and maintaining effective product safety standards. 

“Under the leadership of AHFA, our industry advocates for product regulations that provide the greatest degree of safety for the greatest number of American consumers,” said AHFA CEO Andy Counts. “AHFA conducts research, recruits member company executives for important task group activity, and builds collaboration with outside stakeholders. All of these efforts help drive continual improvements in product safety and declining incidents involving our industry’s products.”

Finally, the annual effort seeks to embrace cooperative relationships with consumer safety organizations, particularly those dedicated to protecting children.

A newly formed task group includes retailer, manufacturer and importer members of AHFA and is working to develop details for the inaugural 2024 event. Tool kits with social media graphics and messages are planned, along with press releases and ideas for online and store events. 

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