Gillingham Street Angels
Thank you for checking our Fire Safety Standards page
This page is outlined to explain what donations of furniture to sell at our charity shop that we can accept to and what we can not accept due to Fire Safety Standards, we appreciate your kindness as always and appreciate you taking the time to ensure that your donation can be accepted, button to go to furniture & appliance page can be found at the bottom of this page.
Check for fire labels
In order for us to sell the items that you've donated, some of them need to meet certain safety standards.
If you are considering donating upholstered or leather furniture, mattresses, divans or bed bases you must check that each one carries a fire label. We are unable to accept donations without the correct fire label which must be securely attached to the item, and each component of a set. The fire label may be on any external surface of an item including underneath removable seating and also inside cushion covers.
Our store team will confirm this with you when you make a collection booking.
British safety specification
We can only accept upholstered or leather items if there is a label attached that lets us know it meets UK safety standards.
Mattresses and upholstered bed bases have to be in a good clean condition with no rips, tears or stains. The items must also have a fire label sewn in, which refers to BS7177 - which is the British safety specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases.
Fire safety labels
Here we show two versions of an upholstered item fire label which ensures the item meets the Furniture and Furnishings Regulations.
Upholstered items in all these categories must be in good condition and the covering intact with no rips or tears which may compromise the ignition tests.
Mattress safety labels
Here we show the label found on mattresses and upholstered bed bases – which refers to BS7177 the safety standard for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases.
**Unfortunately if any item is missing the required labeling then we are not able to accept it**