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Compensation for chemical burns victim from 'toxic sofa'

Back in May 2008 we blogged about reports that cheap imported furniture were causing skin complaints by people lying on potentially toxic sofas:

To read the full post, click here: Another reason “NOT” to buy cheap sofas!

Yesterday in a landmark ruling a pensioner, Maurice Heminsley, 68 from Willenhall in the West Midlands. Received compensation, of a four figure sum, for the chemical burns he received from these "toxic sofas".

He suffered a rash across his neck, bottom, back and legs within days of paying for the £1,100 sofa in November 2007, and was left with weeping open sores which left him in agony.

Thousands of the sofas were sold throughout 2007 and 2008 by UK retailers including Argos, Land of Leather, and a number of independent stores.

To read more click here: Daily Mail

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Sofa Covers can help family life

There's more to life than sopping up yet another grape juice puddle from a cotton sofa cushion -- and that's why sofa covers are a popular choice for busy families on the go. Toss 'em in the washing machine and that stain is no more.

However, the slouchy, ill-fitting look some sofa covers create means living rooms may look more shabby than chic. But a snug-fitting cover in a modern design can transform a plain room into a stylish one, with little cost or effort.

Made to fit a variety of sofas, chairs and ottomans, loose furniture covers come in a range of colours and patterns to suit different decorating styles.

"With sofa covers, you can protect your much loved piece of furniture from wear and tear, your little angels and hairy four-legged friends," says Chris Plumb.

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Congratulations to Sarah Plumb for 25 years service!

sarah-plumb.jpgToday, Sarah became one of 25 staff working at Plumbs to have completed 25 years of service. Grand-daughter of Plumbs founder Thomas Plumb, Sarah initially had ambitions of going into nursing but became captivated in the family business at an early age, becoming Managing Director of Plumbs in March this year

Sarah says, "Over the last twenty five years I have worked in all areas of the Business and have worked with some fantastic people. Today has given me an opportunity to reflect on times and people past and to look forward optimistically to the future. In such challenging economic times it is positive to be working in British Manufacturing and to be seeing growth in demand for our product. I have loved working for our Family business, long may that continue!"

Plumbs really is a very good environment to work, which is emphasised by the fact, if you take just those 25 staff who have worked over 25 years and combine their years. Together they have given to Plumbs over 700 years of service!

Not every business can say that!

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