For Glasgow’s Hospice to be able to sell the items that you donate in our charity shops, some of them have to meet certain safety standards.
We can only accept upholstered items if there is a label attached that lets us know it meets UK safety standards.
Mattresses and upholstered bed bases have to be in a good clean condition with no rips, tears or stains. The items must also have a fire label sewn in, which refers to BS7177 - the British safety specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, divans and bed bases.
There are two versions of a fire label. They are permanent and will be sewn into or stapled to the item. Unfortunately, the hospice cannot accept items where the labels are not on each individual item. The fire label may be on any external surface of the item including underneath removable seating and cushions.
If you are in any doubt then please contact our retail team at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
0141 429 5599