Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Regulatory Compliance
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How You Will Benefit
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 16 CFR 1615 (Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6x) and 16 CFR 1616 (Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 7 Through 14). These federal standards apply to all children's sleepwear manufactured and distributed in the United States.
Free ASTM Membership
Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D13 on Textiles. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)
- Get an update on the latest changes to the regulations.
- Learn how to properly conduct the tests.
- Learn how to assess the test results to determine if your product is in compliance with the regulations.
- Learn about liability issues and legal requirements.
- Learn what products put your company at risk
- Learn what you can do to avoid product recalls and costly penalties.
- Talk one-on-one with a CPSC representative and get answers to your questions.
- Learn from industry experts.
- Take part in problem-solving exercises that teach you how to classify products.
Who Should Attend?
- Fiber and Textile Manufacturers Providing Fibers and Fabrics used in the Children's Sleepwear
- Apparel Companies-Apparel Designers, Production Managers, Testing and Record Keeping Personnel involved in the Manufacture of Children's Sleepwear, Robes, and Loungewear
- Importers and distributors who Provide Children's Products to Retailers
- Retailers Selling Children's Products to Consumers
- Test Laboratory Personnel Attorneys
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Fees will include referenced ASTM standards; course notes; certificate of attendance; 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Class: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- History of the Regulations
- Recent Activity and Changes to the Regulations
- Role of CPSC and their Enforcement Options
- Legal Responsibility Under the Law
- What Products are Covered Under the Regulations
- Non-Tight Fitting and Tight Fitting Products
- What are the Requirements of the Materials Used in Sleepwear
- Material Flammability Properties and Impact of Test Configuration on Burning Behavior
- How to Conduct the Tests
- Understanding the Sampling Plans Required for Testing
- Record Keeping Requirements of the Regulations
- Problem Solving Exercises
- Practices for Marketing Sleepwear Products
- Business Practices
Kay M. Villa is president of Kay M. Villa Consulting based in Needham, MA. The consulting firm works with retailers, apparel, textile, and fiber companies; attorneys; and testing laboratories to address regulatory compliance and the safety of consumer products. Her expertise includes the flammability of textile materials, care and product labeling of textile products, regulatory compliance of consumer products, professional education and training, and standards development. In addition, she is a lecturer at the Fire Protection Engineering Department at the University of Maryland - College Park on material properties and their burning behavior.
Ms. Villa began her career in sales and marketing of textile products for building interiors. In 1987, she joined the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, where she developed test methods and standards related to the flammability of textiles, apparel, protective clothing, and furnishings. She worked at the American Textile Manufacturers Institute from 1992 through 1998 and managed the Institute's technical research programs, represented the Institute before government agencies, and developed its strategic standardization policy. She also served as the organization's lead negotiator to the NAFTA Textile and Apparel Labeling Subcommittee.
She is a member of Committees D13 on Textiles, E5 on Fire Standards, and F23 on Protective Clothing and is the current Chairman of ASTM D13.
In addition to ASTM, Villa is a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the National Fire Protection Association, the National Conference on Weights and Measures, and actively participated in the American National Standards Institute. She has been a U.S. delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Consumer Policy Committee and Technical Committee 38 on Textiles, and served as the secretary of SC 19 on Textile Flammability. She has drafted multiple articles on textiles and flammability including writing for Standardization News.
She holds a B.S. degree in textiles and interior design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a M.S. in textile engineering and science with a minor in statistics from North Carolina State University - Raleigh.
ASTM and D13 on Textiles
Established in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 81-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available on CD ROM) contain over 11,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standards referenced in this course were developed by Committee D13 on Textiles. For information on Committee D13, contact Jennifer Rodgers at (610) 832-9694 or go to our D13 technical committee page.
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