Certification of Compliance with Flammability Standards No Longer Required for “Inherently Safe” Adult Clothing
April 21, 2016
Authored by: Daniel Schwartz and Seyi Iwarere
Until recently, federal law required many adult clothing manufacturers and importers to issue certificates of compliance with applicable flammability standards, even though certain fabrics had already been determined to meet such standards.
Effective March 25, 2016, however, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) gave the industry a reprieve – a new policy eliminating the need for certificates of compliance for adult clothing made from certain fabrics. The relevant fabrics include plain surface fabrics weighing at least 2.6 ounces per square yard and all fabrics that are made from acrylic, modacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester or wool. The policy is expected to save manufacturers roughly $250 million yearly in certificate preparation costs. Click here for more information.