DISCOMFORT HAZARD FOR CLOTHING SAFETY

Known Examples and Factors Taken into Consideration:

  • Head openings too small, including neck openings.
  • Tight elastic at: waist, sleeve, leg, neck, head openings.
  • Heavy embroideries or embellishments.
  • Heavy or harsh fabric for newborn.
  • Seeds in lambskins or natural fibres.
  • Monofilament thread causing scratching.
  • Large buttons, buckles, ties or bulk on back openings of newborn garments / sleepwear.
  • Minimum stretch measurements must be easily achieved without undue force.
  • Ease of dressing – studs on crotch for accessibility – nappy changes.
  • Tripping – loose ties at ankle.
  • Metallic thread in fabric.
  • Trims or accessories, eg neck edges, around armholes, leg openings etc. Causing irritation.
  • Zips at knee level.
  • Burrs/sharp edges of zip.
  • Knitting tension too firm – welts of socks.

WHY DISCOMFORT WEAR IS HAZARD?

Discomfort is when a wearer experiences irritation or minor injury due to incorrect sizing,
inappropriate component or design features not suitable for the age intended.

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