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The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985

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Compliance with flammability performance requirements

5.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), nightwear shall be regarded as not being made of fabric of a kind which is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements unless all fabric and fabric assemblies of which the nightwear is composed comply with those requirements.

(2) Where a fabric out of which nightwear is made or with which nightwear is trimmed consists wholly of fibres of a synthetic substance of a kind which on the application of heat will melt without decomposing, that fabric shall be taken as complying with the flammability performance requirements, provided that—

(a)any fabric stitched to that fabric consists wholly of fibres made of a synthetic substance of a kind which on the application of heat will melt without decomposing; and

(b)any thread used for the purpose of stitching is of a kind which on the application of heat will melt without decomposing.

(3) Nothing in these Regulations shall prevent the use of elastic or elastic thread for shirring.

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