Children’s Sleepwear Regulations (SOR/2011-15)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2011-06-20. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 1(Section 4)Flame Resistance Test

Washing, Drying and Dry Cleaning Procedures

    • 1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), loose-fitting sleepwear not treated with a flame retardant must be subjected to one washing cycle in accordance with the procedure set out in section 3, with the exception of paragraphs (b) and (e), followed by one drying cycle in accordance with the procedure set out in section 4.

    • (2) If the label of loose-fitting sleepwear not treated with a flame retardant displays the words “dry clean only”, the sleepwear must be dry cleaned once in accordance with the procedure set out in Method 30.3, the National Standard of Canada CAN2-4.2-M77, Procedure for the Removal of Flame Retardant Treatments from Textile Products, published by CGSB in May 1980, with the exception of sections 3.2 and 5.5 to 5.7 of the method.

    • 2 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), loose-fitting sleepwear treated with a flame retardant must be subjected to 20 successive washing cycles in accordance with the procedure set out in section 3, followed by one drying cycle in accordance with the procedure set out in section 4.

    • (2) If the label of loose-fitting sleepwear treated with a flame retardant displays the words “do not bleach”, the sleepwear must be subjected to 20 successive washing cycles in accordance with the procedure set out in section 3, with the exception of paragraph (e), followed by one drying cycle in accordance with the procedure set out in section 4.

    • (3) If the label of loose-fitting sleepwear treated with a flame retardant displays the words “dry clean only”, the sleepwear must be dry cleaned five times in accordance with the procedure referred to in subsection 1(2).

Washing Procedure

  • 3 The apparatus and washing procedure set out in sections 4.1 and 6, respectively, of Method 58, the National Standard of Canada CAN2-4.2-M77, Colour Fastness and Dimensional Change in Domestic Laundering of Textiles, published by CGSB in December 1984, must be used, with the following modifications:

    • (a) the temperature of the wash water must be maintained between 58°C and 62°C;

    • (b) the hardness of the wash water must be less than 50 ppm of calcium carbonate;

    • (c) for automatic washing machines, the washing cycle must be set for normal washing cycle;

    • (d) a synthetic detergent that conforms to CGSB Standard 2-GP-115M, Standard for Detergent, Laundry, Powder, Built dated January 1979, must be used; and

    • (e) a bleaching agent containing sodium hypochlorite that produces 0.015% of available chlorine when it is added to the washing solution must be used.

Drying Procedure

  • 4 The apparatus and drying procedure set out in sections 4.2 and 7.5, respectively, of Method 58, the National Standard of Canada CAN2-4.2-M77, Colour Fastness and Dimensional Change in Domestic Laundering of Textiles, published by CGSB in December 1984, must be used.

Specimen Preparation and Testing

    • 5 (1) Four specimens measuring 89 mm × 254 mm must be cut from a sample of the loose-fitting sleepwear that has been washed and dried or dry cleaned in accordance with sections 1 to 4, in such a manner that two specimens are cut in the lengthwise direction and two are cut in the crosswise direction of the sleepwear. The specimens cut from sleepwear made from a multilayered fabric must include all layers of the fabric and must be held in the relative positions they occupy. The direction in which each specimen was cut must be indicated on the specimen.

    • (2) The four specimens must be tested in accordance with the procedures set out in paragraphs 1616.5(a) and (b) and subparagraphs 1616.5(c)(1) to (3) of Standard FF5-74 of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 7 through 14, dated January 1, 1985 and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1000 to end.

    • (3) The average char lengths for the two specimens cut in the lengthwise direction and for the two specimens cut in the crosswise direction must be determined.

    • (4) A fifth specimen must be cut in the same direction as the specimens having the longer average char length and tested in accordance with the procedures referred to in subsection (2).

    • (5) The char length, the direction in which each of the five specimens tested was cut and the average char length of the five specimens must be recorded.

 
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