SGS Summarizes U.S. CPSC Amendments to the Final Rule for 16 CFR 1610 – Flammability of Clothing Textiles

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 017.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of an amendment to the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles outlined in 16 CFR part 1610.

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finalized the proposed amendments in October 2023. The update made revisions for clarity, expanded permissible equipment and materials for testing, and updated equipment requirements to replace those that were outdated.

These modifications primarily address three areas:
– Burn code classification
– Stop thread specifications
– Refurbishing requirements

The amendment does not affect testing or criteria, and the standard for assessing fabric flammability and its suitability for use remains unchanged.

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 017.24 summarizes the revisions made by the CPSC, including more details on the modifications made to enhance the precision of testing and classification.

Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 017.24 for more details.

The updated standard will come into effect on April 22, 2024.

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SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, including 10 in China, specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to conduct a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial, and regulatory standards worldwide. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full U.S. CPSC Amends Final Rule for 16 CFR 1610- Flammability of Clothing Textiles SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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