As a rule, consumer products intended for use by infants and children come with their own unique set of stringent safety requirements, to address and mitigate both physical and chemical hazards. This is especially true of children’s clothing, which can present inherent risks to the wearer.

Recently, CEN (the European standardisation body) has published four new documents – three test methods and one specification – for the safety of children’s clothing that address the security of attached components. (Refer to our Insights Vol. 1221) The newly published test methods and specification will replace the test methods and requirements that were originally included in the under-revision CEN/TR 16792.

In order to help you understand the changes, our Intertek Softlines expert Dave Smith recently hosted a webinar – Safety Requirements for Children’s Clothing Sold in Europe – during which he discussed the latest standards and regulations with which children’s clothing must comply in order to be sold in Europe, including:

  • CEN/TR 16792 mechanical safety
  • EN 14682 – cords and drawstrings
  • The new security of attachment standards
  • Flammability of children’s nightwear

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