FIRA COO Phil Reynolds visited the Celebrity Motion Furniture factory in Nottinghamshire recently to present the company with a FIRA test certificate for BS EN 8474:2013 - 160kg User (Furniture – Chairs with electrically-operated support surfaces) to Ron Nicolson, MD of Celebrity.

Celebrity Motion Furniture is one of the first manufacturers to receive the new British Standard Certificate that supersedes the previous standard issued in 2006. 

Comments Ron: “Having been one of only a few producers to have met the previous standard I am delighted to receive this further validation of our product quality. This proves our continued desire to be the leading riser/reclining chair manufacturer in the UK, reflecting our commitment to only producing chairs of the correct quality that the marker demands.”

All Celebrity’s reclining and riser recliner Zip Speed models, plus the newly-launched Hertford and Portland chairs, are included within the British Standard testing, and meet BS EN 8474:2013, where the performance requirements are specified for chairs suitable for users weighing up to 160kg.

This is the second recognition for Celebrity’s products – in May 2014 its Woburn riser recliner was awarded a Which? Best Buy award.