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Course Covers Compliance for sleepwear flammability.

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November 17, 2009 - Offered as one-day course on April 15 in NYC and May 19 in Chicago, "Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear" covers federal standards on flammability of children's sleepwear. It will provide understanding of standards 16 CFR 1615/1616 as well as provide update on regulatory changes. Participants will also learn about liability issues and legal requirements, what products can put company at risk, and how to avoid product recalls and penalties.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Course Covers Regulatory Compliance for Children's Sleepwear Flammability

Press release date: November 16, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 16, 2009-A one-day course from ASTM International covers the federal standards on the flammability of children's sleepwear, which apply to all such garments distributed and sold in the United States. The course, "Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear," represents a collaboration by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is responsible for enforcing the sleepwear regulations under the Flammable Fabrics Act, representatives of the textile and apparel industry, and ASTM International, who worked together to develop the course. The course is a comprehensive program for all those involved in the manufacturing of fibers, textiles, or garments; apparel industry professionals, including designers, production managers and record keepers; children's garment importers, distributors and retailers; and test lab personnel and attorneys. It will provide you with an understanding of 16 CFR 1615, Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear, Sizes 0 through 6x; and 16 CFR 1616, Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear, Sizes 7 through 14. Please note that it is strongly suggested that you first attend the ASTM course on "Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of Wearing Apparel." All those taking the course will receive an update on regulatory changes; how to conduct the necessary tests and how to assess test results for compliance with regulations. In addition, participants will learn about liability issues and legal requirements, what products can put a company at risk, and how to avoid product recalls and penalties. They will also take part in problem-solving exercises to learn how to classify products. The course has been scheduled for April 15 in New York, N.Y., and May 19 in Chicago, Ill. You can also schedule an in-house class, appropriate when you have several individuals who need to attend, by contacting Scott Murphy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org). The course fee of $495 USD includes copies of 16 CFR 1615, 16 CFR 1616 and 16 CFR 1610, Flammable Fabrics Act and Citation; course notes; 0.7 continuing education units; and refreshments. To register for the course, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9668; efinn@astm.org). For more information about ASTM International Committee D13, contact Jennifer Rodgers., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9624; jrodgers@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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