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Young girl child climbing on modern high dresser furniture, danger of dresser dipping over concept. Children home hazards.
Home Furnishings Association
Important Safety Reminder with Tip-Over and the STURDY Act

The STURDY Act (Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth) was passed by Congress and signed into law as ASTM F 20657-23, effective on September 2, 2023.  The Home Furnishings Association supports furniture safety and the STURDY regulations.  Unfortunately, consumers can still find non-compliant clothing storage units in secondary-market

HFA Advocacy Efforts in 2022
Chris Andresen
Recap of HFA Advocacy Efforts in 2022

It has been a tumultuous year for home furnishings retailers and their consumers as we have navigated various macroeconomic issues. We have seen inflation with rising energy costs, supply chain disruptions, lingering COVID-19 impacts, and regulatory and legislative efforts on clothing storage unit tip-overs. In May of 2022, the Home

“Most customers just understand it as another recycling fee, so there’s no arguing about it,” Dan Pedersen of Al’s Furniture in Fresno, Calif., says.
Home Furnishings Association
HFA members turn recycling obligation into opportunity

[This story first appeared in the September 2019 Government Update from the association.] As Kevin Matthews sees it, California’s mattress recycling program adds a little more to the cost of doing business in a high-cost state. It increases the workload, according to Dan Pedersen. Yet, both try to manage the

Cargo Ship
Doug Clark
No new taxes, or tariffs!

The Home Furnishings Association has joined 660 other U.S. businesses and trade associations asking President Donald Trump not to impose new taxes on products imported from China. “We know firsthand that the additional tariffs will have a significant, negative, and long-term impact on American businesses, farmers, families, and the U.S.

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Home Furnishings Association
Home Furnishings Association asks for ADA website guidance

The Home Furnishings Association has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to set guidelines for commercial website compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In a letter to Eric S. Dreiband, the assistant attorney general who heads the Civil Rights Division, HFA CEO Sharron L. Bradley noted that businesses are

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