Site: Home > Home > News and events

What are the flammability requirements for clothing?

2023-09-15 15:34

Flammability requirements for clothing can vary depending on the country or region. The standards and regulations set specific criteria to ensure that clothing items meet certain safety standards regarding their flammability. Here are some commonly referenced flammability standards:

1. United States:

   In the United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates the flammability of clothing under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA). The FFA sets out flammability standards for various types of clothing and textiles. The most widely known standard is the "Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles" (16 CFR Part 1610), which specifies the testing methods and performance requirements for clothing fabrics.

2. Europe:

   In Europe, clothing flammability requirements are defined by the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and specific standards, such as EN 14878:2018 for children's sleepwear. The European Union's REACH Regulation also addresses the use of certain chemical substances in textiles that could affect flammability.

3. International:

   The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards related to clothing flammability. ISO 15025:2016 specifies test methods for determining the flame spread properties of vertically oriented textiles and fabrics. ISO 6940:2004 and ISO 6941:2003 provide test methods for evaluating the flame resistance of textiles.

It's important to note that flammability requirements can vary across different garment types, such as sleepwear, children's clothing, or protective clothing. Manufacturers and importers need to ensure compliance with the specific flammability standards applicable to their products in the target market to ensure consumer safety.

If you have specific requirements or regulations for a particular country or region in mind, it's recommended to consult the relevant government agencies or regulatory bodies responsible for consumer product safety to obtain accurate and up-to-date information.

Related News

2023-10-26How do you measure oxygen levels in an experiment?
2023-10-26What is ASTM D6413?
2023-10-26What is ASTM D 695 standard test method for compressive properties of rigid plas
2023-10-26What types of construction materials are covered by ASTM standards?
2023-10-25Differences in the testing procedures between ASTM D2863 and ASTM D2863 17
2023-10-25What is the test method for limiting oxygen index?
2023-10-24What is 50% stretch in fabric?
2023-10-24How do you test fabric quality?
2023-10-24How are the materials are tested as per ASTM standards?
2023-10-24Can the oxygen index test be used to compare the fire resistance properties of d

Copyright 2022:Qinsun Instruments Co., Limited

High-end textile tester supplier | Textile Testing Equipment pdf | Tel:021-67800179 |