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The furniture industry is starting to feel the shutdown’s impacts—here’s what to know

This feature story looks at how the longest government shutdown is impacting the furniture industry. The piece notes that several governing agencies are largely shuttered, and companies are experiencing decreasing sales and delayed shipments, among other consequences. The author notes that the overall feeling within the industry is one of significant uncertainty. Mintz Member Matt Howsare, Chair of the firm’s Consumer Product Safety Practice, is among the industry sources quoted. Matt tells Business of Home, “The longer the shutdown continues, the more unilateral recalls we should expect to see. Companies should not just sit on a recall simply because the CPSC is closed if they believe there is a risk to their customers.”


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