The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a laboratory bulletin providing guidance on the requirements for testing flammability of children’s sleepwear.
The bulletin has been issued as a result of the CPSC becoming aware of cases in which the fabric and seam and trim prototypes pass the flammability testing requirements, but the production garments fail the testing requirements. CPSC is also aware of children’s pyjamas being tested incorrectly to standards for the flammability of clothing textiles instead of the children’s sleepwear standards.
The bulletin is available from the CPSC website using the following link: CPSC Laboratory Bulletin: Children’s Sleepwear
Further information on CPSC acceptance of third-party accredited testing laboratories, to perform the specific tests for each children’s product safety rule, is available from: CPSC Third-Party Testing Laboratory Accreditation