Children’s Sleepwear Flammability Standards to be Focus of CPSC Seminar
The Consumer Product Safety Commission will host a seminar Oct. 20 in Bethesda, Md., on issues related to current CPSC requirements for children’s sleepwear. The goal of the seminar is to bring together CPSC staff, manufacturers, importers, retailers, suppliers, legal counsel, testing laboratories and other interested parties to discuss testing, certification and other compliance guidance relating to mandatory Flammable Fabrics Act standards and requirements for children’s sleepwear products. Topics may include challenges faced in implementing testing, certification and quality control programs to ensure that regulated products are accurately identified, tested according to applicable methods, and certified as conforming to the applicable standard.
The CPSC intends to organize and develop panels to address these topics, and participants may also present individually. Those interested in serving on panels or presenting information should register by Aug. 26, while all others who wish to attend should register as soon as possible because available spots may fill up.