ASTM D6545 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Flammability of Textiles Used in Children's Sleepwear

    Active Standard ASTM D6545 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.52

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 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.

    5.2 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.

    5.3 This test method is suitable for training technicians to conduct the federal test and can serve as a laboratory reference.

    5.4 Test Method D6545 is very different from 16 CFR 1610 and from Test Method D1230.

    1. Scope

    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 U.S. 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 This method is identical to the method outlined in the regulations 16 CFR 1615 or 1616. The regulation includes additional information such as sampling plans, record keeping requirements, and interpretations for compliance applicable to children’s sleepwear. Please consult 16 CFR 1615 and 1616 for these operations and interpretations.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; inch-pound units are provided for information only.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

    1.7 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, health, and environmental health practices and determines the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary information is found in 8.5 and 9.5.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D1230 Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles

    D4391 Terminology Relating to The Burning Behavior of Textiles


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 97.160 (Home textiles. Linen)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53102205(Infants folkloric clothing); 41116303(Flammability tester)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D6545-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6545-18, Standard Test Method for Flammability of Textiles Used in Children's Sleepwear, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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