The method described in this document complements
- EN 17394-2:2020, Textiles and textile products - Part 2: Safety of children's clothing - Security of attachment of buttons - Test method
- CEN/TS 17394-3:2021, Textiles and textile products - Part 3: Safety of children's clothing - Security of attachment of metal mechanically applied press fasteners - Test method
and is applicable to all other components including labels, badges, sequins, rhinestones, rivets, eyelets and non-metal press fasteners, which are too small to be gripped in test equipment jaws or their integrity is disrupted by gripping.
The performance requirements are provided in CEN/TS 17394-1:2021.
The method is an extremely aggressive wash method has been developed to assess if the components remain attached.
It is specifically applicable to clothing, where the detachment of these components might result in accidents to children.
This document does not apply to:
a) child care articles;
b) shoes, boots and similar footwear;
c) toys (see NOTE 2);
d) other articles sold with clothing.
NOTE 1 The above items are covered by other CEN Technical Committees and as such are out of the scope of this document.
NOTE 2 Disguise costumes including carnival costumes are examples of clothing which are also toys and fall within the scope of the Toy Safety Directive.