CPSC Reinforces Children’s Sleepwear & Loungewear


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CPSC Reinforces Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear Enforcement Policy to Apparel Industry

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In an effort to remind the industry of the obligations associated with children’s sleepwear and loungewear, the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’sOpens in a new window (CPSC’s) director of compliance and field operations sent a letter (pdfOpens in a new window)  to manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers today  reinforcing CPSC staff’s enforcement policy on children’s sleepwear and  loungewear.
Highlights in the letter to industry review the  definition of children’s sleepwear, including loungewear as a type of  children’s sleepwear. The commission’s regulations define the term  “children’s sleepwear” to include any product of wearing apparel (in  sizes 0-14), such as nightgowns, pajamas, or similar or related items,  such as robes, intended to be worn primarily for sleeping or activities  related to sleeping. This definition exempts: (1) diapers and underwear;  (2) “infant garments,” sized for a child nine months of age or younger;  and (3) “tight-fitting garments” that meet specific maximum dimensions.

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