Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Regulatory Compliance

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    About the Course

    This one-day 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.

    Special Benefits

    • 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
    • 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

    Fee Includes

    • Referenced ASTM standards
    • Course notes
    • Certificate of Attendence with .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Course Outline

    Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    • Introduction
    • 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


    Ellen Roaldi is a Senior Technical Consulting Specialist in the Softlines area and has been with Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services for 23 years. In her current position, Ellen is responsible for providing support globally for client initiatives as well as internal operations. This includes training clients and staff in testing theory and methodology, consulting, auditing and advising on technical information, reviewing and authoring procedural/client manuals, interpreting test results, and serving on several industry committees.

    Prior to this position, Ellen provided program management services for key clients as well as assisting the regulatory team with interpretations of federal laws. Ellen also provided technical support in the textile laboratory while working previously in operations. Before joining Bureau Veritas, Ellen worked as a Quality Engineer for Talon/Textron, and as a Systems/Quality Engineer at Carborundum.

    Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Textiles from Philadelphia University (formerly known as the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science). She is a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), ASTM International, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and the International Bedding and Law Officials (ABFLO). Ellen also serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Textile Program at the State University College at Buffalo.

    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 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain over 12,000 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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