RE: U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, STANDARD FOR THE FLAMMABILITY OF CLOTHING TEXTILES
CPSC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
The following information was provided by the CPSC in reference to the above regulation, if you have any questions regarding the information, I urge you to contact them directly.
- Fabric is exempt from LEAD TESTING. Buttons, zippers, grommets, etc. require lead testing.
- Certain natural and synthetic textiles, such as cottons, wools, and polyesters, among others are exempt from FLAMMABILITY TESTING if...
(a) they are 100% made from the above mentioned fabrics
(b) a plain-surface textile fabric (meaning they do not have an intentionally raised fiber or yarn surface such as pile, nap or tuft but shall include those fabrics that have a fancy woven, knitted or flock-printed surfaces) that weighs at least 88 gsm. Most Sly Fox Fabrics fall under this exemption and are CPSC compliant for flammability. Exempt fabrics are listed at the bottom of the page.
- Per the federal government, it is the garment makers' responsibility to obtain certification testing on their garments and all their components. It is not the responsibility of the fabric retailer.
- Testing on each individual fabric not meeting the regulation is required yearly.
Following is a list of Sly Fox Fabrics that are exempt from flammability testing:
Brushed Poly (Single and Double)
French Terry (when loop side is worn against the skin)
Poly Rayon Spandex Blend
Ponte de Roma
To find CPSC Compliant fabrics, filter products choosing "CPSC Compliant" from the drop down list.