1.1 This standard describes labeling requirements for textile products intended for the protection of humans from UVA and UVB radiation.
1.2 This standard is not intended to be used for the labeling of medical-device sun protective fabrics and clothing whose labeling is specified in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Draft Guidance for the Preparation of a Premarket Notification document.
1.3 The label requirements are in addition to those required by the Care Labeling Rule and fiber content (composition) labeling acts (Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939, and The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act).
1.4 This document contains terminology to be used in the labeling of UV-protective textiles.
1.5 Labeling recommended in this specification will be based on UV protection data collected by instrumental methods.
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
D3938 Guide for Determining or Confirming Care Instructions for Apparel and Other Textile Products
D6544 Practice for Preparation of Textiles Prior to Ultraviolet (UV) Transmission Testing
apparel; garments; labeling; terminology; UV-blocking; UV protection factors; UV protective textiles; Labels/labeling (textiles); Protective clothing; UVA/UVB radiation protection; UV-protective textiles
ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)
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