Active Standard ASTM D3938 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62
Book of Standards Volume: 07.01
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Significance and Use
4.2 The manufacturer, distributor, or importer should possess, prior to sale, reliable evidence that the product was not harmed when refurbished reasonably often according to the instructions. Additionally they should possess reliable evidence that the product or a fair sample of the product would be harmed when refurbished by methods warned against on the label.
4.3 This guide is intended for general use by those who wish to determine whether apparel or other textile products will perform in an acceptable manner when the care instructions on the label are followed.
4.4 Refurbished products are evaluated against previously selected product performance specifications to determine whether the products can be refurbished successfully by following the instructions on the care label.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles
D3136 Terminology Relating to Care Labeling for Apparel, Textile, Home Furnishing, and Leather Products
AATCC MethodsMethod188 Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach in Home Laundering Available from American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. http://www.aatcc.org.
Other StandardsTheNationalStandardo (CAN/CSGB-86.1-M91) Available from Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Publication Section, Hull (Quebec) K1A OS9.
ICS Number Code 59.080.30 (Textile fabrics)