chapter  5
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Product safety requirements of childrens apparel

Abstract: To avoid potential hazards and to comply with safety standards, components used in children apparel, such as zippers, drawstrings, fasteners and decorative attachments etc., must not pose any harm to children during normal use, or as a result of any foreseeable damage or abuse. The chapter discusses the importance of safety issues of different accessories used in children's apparel. The chapter then discusses possible hazards associated with the application of different accessories in children garment and the guidelines on the standards of such items for safe use. Importance of fire safety and sun protection are also highlighted.