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Hohenstein offers support on new EC rule in kids clothing
20
Oct '15
Courtesy: Hohenstein
Courtesy: Hohenstein
The Hohenstein Institute offers comprehensive assistance regarding DIN EN 14 682, a rule which has been revised by the European Commission (EC) and which dwells on safety of children's clothing, mainly cords and drawstrings.

According to the European Commission, clothing, textiles and fashion items were a product category, which posed the second most frequent threat to the health and safety of consumers in 2014.

“Accidents connected with clothing occur, when cords and tapes become caught on ski lifts, bicycles or slides,” a press release from the Hohenstein Institute informed.

In order to prevent such hazards even more effectively, the Commission working committee has revised DIN EN 14 682, a provision which defines safety of children's clothing - cords and drawstrings.

“In the course of the revision, changes have been made to the areas of application, definitions and specifications for children's clothing,” the press release added.

Certain points have been expanded with better explanations, while others are more strictly regulated and the standard has been mandatory since the end of the transitional period on June 30, 2015.

“If manufacturers do not comply with DIN EN 14 682 in their product development and production, there is a risk of product recalls that can lead to very high costs,” Hohenstein stated.

According to the Hohenstein Institute, their experts offer comprehensive assistance regarding DIN EN 14 682 and can call on years of experience with DIN EN 14 682 and fit testing for children's clothing.

“Firstly, the experts advise on matters relating to updating of the standard, and, secondly, they help manufacturers to implement its requirements in product development and comply with it in production,” the agency informed.

When testing for compliance with DIN EN 14 682, the testers take account of all the relevant new features, which include the definition of hood, neck and upper chest area which has been amended to head, neck and upper chest area.

It also includes various definitions and paragraphs which have been revised, while new images have been included to demonstrate measuring procedures and specifications better.

The Hohenstein Institute tests the safety of children's clothing under DIN EN 14 682 both in individual tests and in combination with other product-specific tests.

Seite-2 is a standard part of fit testing for children's clothing, while carnival and Halloween costumes, which often involve cords and ribbons, can also be tested.

“However, it is not only the cords which present a safety hazard as costumes and other products are withdrawn from circulation because they are highly flammable or contain harmful substances,” it noted.

“That is why the experts at the Hohenstein Institute also test products that fall into the category of toys for compliance with other relevant regulations such as DIN EN 71-1,” the institute explained.

“These tests help producers and consumers in a variety of ways and they benefit not only from a high degree of product safety but also from good-quality fitting,” Hohenstein observed. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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