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The European Standard EN 597-1: 1995 and EN 597-2:1994 have been revised and superseded by EN 597-1:2015 and EN 597-2:2015 respectively.

BS EN 597-1:2015 Furniture – assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases.

Part 1 Ignition source smouldering cigarette replaces EN 597-1:1995.

The test is based on EN 1021-1 Furniture – assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – part 1 – ignition source: smouldering cigarette.

Implementation date: June 2016.The main changes to the revised standard are:

  • Modification to the specification of the weight of the ignition source
  • Modification to the test procedure to allow a third ignition source to be placed on the test sample if either of the two initial ignition sources self extinguish prior to the completion of the test

BS EN 597-2:2015 Furniture. Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases. Ignition source: match flame equivalent replaces EN 597-2:1994

The test is based on EN 1021-2 Furniture – assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – part 2 Ignition source: match flame equivalent.

Implementation date: June 2016.The main changes to the revised standard are:

  • Standard has been aligned to BS EN 597-1
  • A tolerance has been added to the temperature of the gas flame
  • Clarification of the gas supply required to produce ignition source 1

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