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The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985

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Regulation 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1MAXIMUM MEASUREMENTS (IN CENTIMETRES) FOR CHILDREN'S NIGHTWEAR

NIGHTDRESSES

  • Chest measurement 91

  • Length 122

DRESSING GOWNS, BATH ROBES AND OTHER SIMILAR GARMENTS

  • Chest measurement 97

  • Sleeve measurement 69

Regulations 4(2) and 6

SCHEDULE 2LABELLING OF PYJAMAS, BABIES' GARMENTS, COTTON TERRY TOWELLING BATH ROBES (BEING CHILDREN'S NIGHTWEAR) AND ADULT'S NIGHTWEAR

1.  Pyjamas, babies' garments, and cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) and adults' nightwear which are not made of fabric of a kind which after having been washed in accordance with Regulation 11 is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements shall bear a label on which the following wording shall appear in red letters:—

KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE

2.  Pyjamas, babies' garments, and cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) and adults' nightwear other than that described in paragraph 1 shall bear a label on which shall appear—

(a)in black letters, “LOW FLAMMABILITY TO BS 5722”; or

(b)the wording prescribed by paragraph 1; or

(c)the wording prescribed by both paragraph 1 and sub-paragraph (a).

3.  All wording required by this Schedule shall appear on—

(a)a label securely attached to the inside of the neck of the garment; or

(b)a label securely attached to the garment immediately adjacent to any other label attached to the garment and giving details of the size of the garment; or

(c)any label securely attached to the garment and giving details of the size of the garment, in which case the wording required by this Schedule shall appear immediately under the details of the size of the garment.

4.  All wording required by this Schedule shall be in medium letters of 10 point in upper case and shall be set out in legible and durable form on a background of a sufficiently different colour to enable the letters readily to be seen. Any label on which such wording appears shall itself be durable.

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 3LABELLING OF NIGHTWEAR MADE OF A FABRIC TREATED WITH FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS

1.  Any nightwear which includes a fabric treated in the manner described in Regulation 7 shall bear a label on which the following wording shall appear in black letters:—

DO NOT WASH AT MORE THAN 50°C. CHECK SUITABILITY OF WASHING AGENT

2.  The wording required by this Schedule shall appear on:–

(a)a label securely attached to the inside of the neck of the garment; or

(b)a label securely attached to the garment immediately adjacent to any other label attached to the garment and giving details of the size of the garment; or

(c)any label securely attached to the garment and giving details of the size of the garment; or

(d)any label securely attached to the garment and bearing any wording required by Schedule 2, in which case the wording required by this Schedule shall appear after the wording required by Schedule 2.

3.  The wording required by this Schedule shall be in medium letters of 6 point in upper case and shall be set out in legible and durable form on a background of a sufficiently different colour to enable the letters readily to be seen. Any label on which such wording appears shall itself be durable.

Regulation 9

SCHEDULE 4REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO ADVERTISEMENTS

1.  Subject to paragraph 2, any advertisement referred to in Regulation 9 shall indicate by means of the symbols shown below whether or not the pyjamas, babies' garments, cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) or adults' nightwear being advertised is made of fabric of a king which after having been washed in accordance with Regulation 11 is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements—

(a)in the case of pyjamas, babies' garments, cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) and adults' nightwear not made of fabric of a kind which when washed in accordance with Regulation 11 is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements:

1

The equilateral triangle shown above shall have red sides of not less than 10 millimetres in length, and the phrase “KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE” shall be in black 2 point letters.

(b)in the case of pyjamas, babies' garments, cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) and adults' nightwear made of fabric of a kind which after having been washed in accordance with Regulation 11 is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements:

2

The rectangle shown above shall have green sides and shall be not less than 8 millimetres long and 6 millimetres wide. The phrase “LOW FLAM” shall be in black 4 point letters.

2.—(1) Any advertisement for pyjamas, babies' garments, cotton terry towelling bath robes (being children's nightwear) or adults' nightwear made of fabric of a kind which after having been washed in accordance with Regulation 11 is capable of complying with the flammability performance requirements may display the symbol shown in paragraph 1 (a) in addition to or in substitution for the symbol shown in paragraph 1(b).

(2) The appropriate wording, as prescribed by Schedule 2, may be used instead of the symbols prescribed by paragraph 1 and permitted by subparagraph (1), but a combination of such wording and such symbols shall not be used.

3.  The advertisement shall enable any person reading it to ascertain the meaning of any symbol shown in paragraph 1 and used in the advertisement by a means of an explanation, appearing in the advertisement itself, or, in the case of an advertisement contained in a catalogue, elsewhere in the catalogue, of the meaning of the symbol.

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