Clarification on Flammability classified for 16 CFR1610 flammability testing

Clarification on Flammability as per Clothing safety, Clothing safety regulation, Clothing safety for children’s, textile safety, garment safety, garments safety,  Just wanted to clarify how certain fabrics should be classified for 16 CFR1610 flammability testing.

1.      Socks and hosiery do fall within the scope of 1610.  If the inside of sock has a raised surface, it does need to be tested.
2.      Fabrics with sheared edges, such as clip dot or dotted swiss, should be classified as a raised surface.  If the fabric is used with the sheared edges as the interior of the garment and is not exposed, the fabric would be considered a plain surface.

Clarification on Flammability

3.      Plain surface fabrics with embellishments such as screen prints, sequins, embroidery, etc, are not exempt by weight/fiber content and must be tested.

4.      Leather and suede do have to comply with Part 1610.  Leather apparel products will meet the weight exemption, but the suede has an intentionally raised surface and it would need to be tested.

5.      Textured or embossed fabrics are treated as plain surface – see attached photo.

6.      Belts are exempt if narrower than 2”, otherwise belts need to be tested.

7.      Hooded baby towels are not considered wearing apparel and therefore do not fall within the scope of 1610 and do not need to be tested.

8.      Printed flocked fabrics (design flocked on fabric) – test as plain surface
9.      Overall flocked fabric 9entire surface of fabric is flocked) – test as raised surface.

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  1. Nick Perez says:

    doing project on firee, thanks

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