Denmark has notified the European Commission of changes to its legislation restricting the use and sale of new wood-based materials that emit formaldehyde. The Order states that wood-based materials that emit formaldehyde in a concentration above 0.124mg/m3 should not be used in the manufacture of furniture and related parts. For sales of fixed and movable objects, which also includes furniture, the concentration limit is 0.134mg/m3. The restriction will not apply to existing furniture and parts that comply with current Danish standards, and those manufactured for export to non-EU countries. The Order also excludes construction products, furniture padding, and upholstery. Limits may be waived in special cases and conditions may be set for permits. The new limits will become effective six months after the decree's entry into force for wood-based materials, and one year after for fixed and movable furniture.
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