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BIFMA Prepares For The Compliant Program

Friday, May 15, 2020  
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Grand Rapids, MI - The BIFMA Board of Directors, along with the BIFMA Engineering and
Marketing Committees, have finalized BIFMA Compliant Program requirements. Given the
impact of COVID-19 on many manufacturers and test labs, the Board decided to postpone the
Program launch date by several months. BIFMA’s plan is to begin executing contractual
agreements in November and begin loading product information to the registry as of
December 1. On March 1, 2021, the registry will go live to the public.

A document that provides the basis for BIFMA Compliant can be downloaded from BIFMA’s
website here. Within this document are the Agreement (contract to participate), Program Scheme (rule set), a copy of the Conformance Requirements, along with ‘mark’ and ‘registry’ Usage Guidelines for declaring product conformance.

Any technical questions regarding the program should be addressed to Dave Panning
(dpanning@bifma.org) and any marketing questions to Jennifer Wammack
(jwammack@bifma.org). Currently several User Groups are reviewing the demo registry and
feedback has been positive. Beginning November 1st manufacturers can initiate the enrollment
process.

About BIFMA

BIFMA is the not-for-profit trade association serving business and institutional furniture
manufacturers. Since 1973, the organization has been the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability, and sustainability standards that insure product performance and inspire confidence. BIFMA educates the stakeholder community on the importance and proper use of these standards; provides industry statistics and forecasts to members and the public; and advocates for regulatory conditions that enhance value and foster innovation.

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