On December 22, 2011, the US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued a letter to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and importers outlining and reminding them of the legal requirements for compliance of Children’s Sleepwear in the US. This document serves as CPSC’s position letter reiterating that all Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear sold in the US must comply with the flammability requirements of 16 CFR 1615/1616. It also underscored the fact that Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear must comply with requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which include:
The letter also reminded the reader of the possible fines that could be levied for noncompliance.
In addition to the letter, the CPSC also issued a public news release on December 23, 2011 announcing the letter and reinforcing the legal obligations required for Children’s Sleepwear, including loungewear, as stated in the letter.
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