STRANGULATION AND ENTRAPMENT HAZARD FOR CHILDREN CLOTHING

STRANGULATION AND ENTRAPMENT HAZARD:

Known Examples:

♦Ties attached at neck
♦Unsecured ties or drawcords
♦Elastic or fabric loops (design features)
♦Elastic at: waist, sleeve, leg, neck, head
♦Floating threads at back of knitted fabrics
♦Loose or untrimmed threads in foot or hand area of product eg. foot area of sock, tights & all in one
♦rompers, hand area of gloves & mittens
♦Ribbon ties or bows unraveling
♦Monofilament thread
♦Headbands with sleepwear
♦Hanger tape
♦Metal zippers

WHY HAZARD/CONCERN:

♦Strangulation can occur when a child is at risk of having their blood circulation or airway restricted by a component of the garment / item resulting in severe injury or death.
♦Entrapment can occur when a child‟s bodily movement or appendage is restricted by a component of the garment causing distress and or injury.

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