Should childrens pajamas be flame resistant?
Under Federal law, children’s sleepwear must meet a standard for flame resistance. Cotton and cotton-blend garments do not meet the standard unless they are treated with a chemical that makes them flame retardant.
How long must a flame retardant finish last in children’s sleepwear?
The standard for children’s sleepwear requires that the garment will not catch fire when exposed to a match or small flame. The flame retardant finish must last for 50 washings or dryings.
What fabric is most fire resistant?
Wool is generally considered the most fire retardant natural fiber, as it is difficult to ignite and may extinguish smaller flames on its own. Silk also burns slowly, is difficult to ignite and may self-extinguish under certain circumstances.
Are polyester pajamas treated with flame retardant?
Polyester pajamas Polyester is inherently flame-resistant because of the structure of the fabric, and the way it is woven, so it doesn’t need to be treated with chemicals.
Why is some fabric not intended for childrens sleepwear?
Because any loose edges could potentially catch on fire, there are very specific rules that define a snug fit. If the article of clothing doesn’t adhere to those rules, and if it does not have flame retardants, then it cannot be sold as “Children’s Sleepwear”.
Is 100 polyester flame resistant?
Polyester fibers in synthetic fabric are not flammable. Polyester fabric, though, is only flame-resistant. This fabric will melt at a high temperature, but it resists burning. If you remove the burning fabric from its heat source, the fire self-extinguishes.
Do Carters pajamas have flame retardants?
Poly-Blend – Our polyester jersey fabric is silky-soft and breathable. PJs made with this fabric have a looser fit than our cotton sets, but they’re flame resistant (and don’t have any chemical treatment).
Do baby clothes have flame retardant?
Under the guidelines, baby clothing sold in sizes under 9 months is not required to be flame retardant. This is because most babies have typically limited mobility and therefore are less likely to come into contact with open flame.