ASTM WK43785

    Revision of D5489 - 07(2013)e1 Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products

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    Active Standard: D5489 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62 | Committee D13 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Recommend expanding the scope of D5489-13 to include commercially available alternative solvents. This update addresses the existing gap between current market practices and the ASTM 5489-13 standards, as well as the gap that will exist when the proposed revisions to the FTCs Care Labeling Rule is promulgated. Note: this revision, if approved, would require with corollary editorial update to D3136-13, also included.


    bleaching; care instructions; care label; care symbol; consumer textile product; drycleaning; drying; ironing; permanent care label; pressing; washing;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Stacy Sopcich


    D13 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5489-2014 and Pending Publication