Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Parents & kids to consider safety for back-to-school clothes – NTA
Parents & kids to consider safety for back-to-school clothes – NTA
27
Aug '09
As parents and their school kids pick out back-to-school fashions the National Textile Association reminds them to consider safety as well as styling and affordability. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) children's apparel can be harmful or even deadly.

So far in 2009 the CPSC has issued 21 product recalls involving 559,120 articles of clothing unsafe for children. Over half (12) of the recalls involved garments made in China. Several of the rest of the recalls involved garments made in other Asian nations. Although the Made-in-U.S.A. products accounted for just four of the recall actions, the total number of American-made garments was quite high due to one very large recall of 300,000 hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings.

The National Textile Association urges parents to read the labels on their children's clothes and to watch for potentially dangerous products. The CPSC warns: "There should be no drawstrings on hoods or around the neck. Drawstrings at the waist or bottom of jackets should extend no more than 3 inches to prevent catching in car and school bus doors or getting caught on playground equipment."

National Textile Association

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

Net profit at Indorama Ventures zooms 145% in 2016

Net profit at Thailand headquartered and Aloke Lohia led Indorama...

Information Technology | On 21st Feb 2017

ThreadSol launches IntelloBuy & IntelloCut in Vietnam

ThreadSol, the pioneer of enterprise material management for sewn...

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

GST to reduce documentation for logistics firms: CBRE

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to result in a reduction...

Interviews View All

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search