Every year, thousands of tonnes of perfectly recyclable sofas are thrown away for not having a fire safety label intact – But why? It could be due to poor placement of the label itself, tempting its buyer into cutting off the eyesore. Or it could be that many don’t understand why it is there in the first place and decide to remove it. These labels are there for a reason and furniture cannot be sold without one.

We take a look at how furniture regulations have changed, the importance of fire safety labels and top tips on keeping your home safe from fire.

Fire label