Significance and Use
4.1 This is a guide to help a manufacturer distributor, or importer establish a reasonable basis for care information.
4.1.1 The manufacturer, distributor, or importer should possess, prior to sale, reliable evidence that the product was not harmed when refurbished reasonably often according to the instructions. Additionally, they should possess reliable evidence that the product, or a fair sample of the product, would be harmed when refurbished by methods warned against on the label.
4.2 This guide is intended for general use by those who wish to evaluate whether apparel or other textile products will perform in an acceptable manner when refurbished according to particular care instructions.
4.3 Refurbished products are evaluated against previously selected product specifications to determine whether the products can be refurbished successfully by following the instructions on the care label or other care instructions.
1.1 This guide may be used to determine and confirm the appropriate care label instructions for apparel, piece goods, and other textile products excluding textile floor coverings and upholstery.
1.2 This guide encompasses the following care procedures: home laundering, professional textile care, and other alternative cleaning methods.
1.3 This guide includes provision for evaluating the complete textile product and the product components.
1.4 This guide covers the performance characteristics as a result of refurbishing that are important in determining the acceptability of a textile product.
1.5 This guide is appropriate for the evaluation of all garments and household textiles that are sold with care labels.
1.5.1 This guide may also be used in connection with the evaluation of similar materials that do not have a care label.
1.6 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 practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.7 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.