Active Standard ASTM D6545 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.52
Book of Standards Volume: 07.02
Significance and Use
This test method is suitable for evaluating flammability characteristics and laundering durability of textiles used in the manufacture of children's sleepwear. It is not suitable for evaluating the flammability characteristics of textiles for other product applications or ignition scenarios.
The procedure for flammability testing used in this test method is technically equivalent to those used in 16 CFR 1615 and 1616. This test method does not include detailed specimen sampling plans, or the regulatory and record keeping requirements cited in the federal regulations. Please consult 16 CFR 1615 and 1616 for information for these operations.
This test method is suitable for training technicians to conduct the federal test and can serve as a laboratory reference.
In the future, if the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission updates the federal regulations to revise the textile refurbishing methods to those in current industry use, this test method will be revised to reflect those changes.
1.1 This test method evaluates the relative flammability of textiles and garments intended for use in children's sleepwear. The procedures of this test method follow testing and laundering procedures used to evaluate the flammability of children's sleepwear contained in US Federal Regulations 16 CFR 1615 and 1616.
1.2 A textile used in children's sleepwear must be tested in its original state and after 50 laundering and drying cycles to assess the flame resistance of the textile relative to its use life.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; inch-pound units are provided for information only.
1.4 This test method is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
1.5 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determines the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary information is found in 8.5 and 9.5.
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 For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website, www.astm.org, or contact ASTM Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Annual Book of ASTM Standards volume information, refer to the standards Document Summary page on the ASTM website.
AATCC Test MethodAATCCTestMethod124- Appearance of Fabrics After Repeated Home Laundering
Federal Standards and RegulationsDepartmentofCommerce previously identified as Commercial Standard, CS 151-50 Body Measurements for the Sizing of Apparel for Infants, Babies, Toddlers, and Children Available from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Street, Springfield, VA 22151, order CS 15150.
ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)