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1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the flammability of textile fabrics as they reach the consumer for or from apparel other than children's sleepwear or protective clothing.
1.2 This standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire-risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.Note 1—This test method is not identical to 16 CFR Part 1610, Flammability of Clothing Textiles. Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations require that fabrics introduced into commerce meet the requirements of 16 CFR Part 1610.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary information is found in 126.96.36.199.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; inch-pound units are provided for information only.
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
D4391 Terminology Relating to The Burning Behavior of Textiles
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
CPSC Guidance Document16 CFR Part 1610 Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles October 2008
ISO StandardsISO 13943 Fire safety ISO 4880 Burning behaviour of textiles and textile products
UNSPSC Code 11160000(Fabrics and leather materials)
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ASTM D1230-94, Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1994, www.astm.orgBack to Top