Active Standard ASTM D5489 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.62
Book of Standards Volume: 07.02
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Significance and Use
4.1 This guide provides symbols and a system for their use by which care instructions for textile products can be conveyed in a simple, space-saving, and easily understood pictorial format that is not language dependent. See also ADJD5489
4.2 Care symbols are an important means for identifying the appropriate care procedure for home laundering, commercial laundering, professional textile care, and coin-operated drycleaning, of textile products.
4.5 The word-based instructions for each symbol in this guide are harmonious with Terminology D123, and D3136, the United States Federal Trade Commission Care Labeling Rule, 16 CFR 423 and industry practice (see Figs. 1 and 2).
1.1 This guide provides a uniform system of symbols for the disclosure of care instructions on textile products such as apparel, piece goods, and household and institutional articles, hereinafter referred to as “textile,” or “textile product.”
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
D3938 Guide for Determining or Confirming Care Instructions for Apparel and Other Textile Products
AATCC StandardA Glossary of AATCC Standard Terminology, Current Edition Annual AATCC Technical Manual, available from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
ICS Number Code 61.020 (Clothes); 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)