USA: new proposal to amend the flammability standard for articles of clothing


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a proposal to amend the standard for the flammability of clothing fabrics (16 CFR Part 10).

The proposed amendment can be found at the following link:

Any comments should be submitted to the CPSC by 14 November.
The proposed amendments are intended to clarify some of the already
existing provisions, update the test methods and extend the list of permitted materials.

In particular, the CPSC proposes to update the provisions concerning hair tissues.
In addition, an amendment to the description of the stopping thread is being considered, which currently is ‘No. 50, white sewing thread, mercerised, 100% cotton’ to specify that it must consist of a spool of ”3-ply, white, mercerised, 100% cotton, 35 to 45 Tex.” sewing thread.
Modifications are also being studied concerning the washing of test samples, both dry and wet.

Centrocot also carries out, in its own Fire Laboratory, tests according to US standards and can therefore be of support to customers who need it.

Centrocot’s International Area technicians will monitor the situation regarding the new revision of the flammability standard and will notify you when it is issued.
For further information please contact: Barbara Albertini

Author: Barbara Albertini

Centrocot International Dept.