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STURDY Act Passed As Part of 2023 Omnibus

The Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act – known as STURDY – was passed by Congress in December as part of the $1.7 trillion fiscal 2023 omnibus spending bill. It was signed into law when President Biden signed the spending package.

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AHFA Files Motion to Delay CPSC Rule

The American Home Furnishings Alliance has taken the next step in its challenge of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units, filing a motion today to postpone the rule’s May 24, 2023, effective date.

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AHFA Seeks Judicial Review of CPSC Rule

Yesterday, AHF filed a petition for judicial review of the CPSC’s Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units, seeking to have the rule vacated. The petition was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Gat Caperton Wins Distinguished Service Award

The American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to manufacturer and environmentalist William Gaston “Gat” Caperton IV.

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Joe Johnston Elected AHFA Chair

The American Home Furnishings Alliance announces Joe Johnston, CEO of Johnston Casuals Furniture, North Wilkesboro, N.C., was elected 2023 Chair of the AHFA Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Meeting and CEO Conference in Sea Island, Ga.

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CPSC Approves New Furniture Stability Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted yesterday to approve a new federal safety standard for clothing storage furniture. The standard will take effect 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register.

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Senate Passes Amended Version of STURDY Act

The U.S. Senate passed an amended version of the STURDY Act by unanimous consent on Thursday, bringing a mandatory furniture stability standard within one final vote of becoming law.

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New Sourcing Manual Available to Members

An update to AHFA’s 2012 Responsible Sourcing Manual has been completed and is now available exclusively to AHFA members. The newly released 2022 edition provides updated definitions for sustainability and responsible sourcing.

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