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CPSC Takes Away Fabric Certification Rules for Low-Risk Adult Apparel

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced plans to remove certain fabric certification rules that companies making and selling adult apparel have had to comply with for years—a move that could cut their annual costs by up to $250 million.

Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), manufacturers or importers of ordinary adult apparel are subject to the flammability standards established under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA). However, as Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic pointed out, the rule also includes a list of fabrics—established more than 30 years ago—that meet the standard. This means that businesses are burdened with paperwork for fabrics that the CPSC has already deemed harmless.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.