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Training Course covers flammability of general apparel.

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November 25, 2008 - Training course titled Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of General Wearing Apparel will provide basic understanding of Flammable Fabric Act and Citation 16 CFR 1610, which apply to all general wearing apparel manufactured and distributed in U.S. Course will address who is responsible for what under Citation 16 CFR 1610, what is a continuance of guarantee, penalties for failure to comply, how ASTM test method on flammability of apparel textiles is performed, and what results mean.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Training Courses Cover Flammability of General Apparel and Children's Sleepwear

Press release date: November 21, 2008

ASTM International Offers Training Course on Regulatory Compliance for Flammability of General Wearing Apparel W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 21 November 2008-ASTM International's training course, Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of General Wearing Apparel, will provide attendees a basic understanding of the Flammable Fabric Act and Citation 16 CFR 1610 (Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles), which apply to all general wearing apparel manufactured and distributed in the United States. These Federal requirements eliminate very flammable textiles from entering the U.S. marketplace. The course will be held April 21, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga., and June 16, 2009, in New York, N.Y. The course will address:
o Who is responsible for what under Citation 16 CFR 1610;
o What is a continuance of guarantee;
o Recordkeeping;
o Penalties for failure to comply;
o How the ASTM test method on flammability of apparel textiles is performed;
o What the results mean;
o What are the flame spread classifications;
o Performance behavior, including factors of fiber type, weave, finish and dyes; and
o Reporting requirements. The $449 course tuition includes ASTM D1230, Standard Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles, a copy of 16 CFR 1610, course notes, a certificate of attendance, 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and refreshment breaks. For more information or a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax: 610-832-9668; efinn@astm.org). This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Call Scott Murphy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details. Established in 1898, 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 around the globe. RegulatoryComplianceD13FlammabilityofApparel2009 Contact: Eileen Finn
610/832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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