Product recall A product recall is a request to return tothe maker a batch or an entire productionrun of a product, usually due to thediscovery of safety issues.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) is charged with protecting the public fromunreasonable risks of injury or death associatedwith the use of the thousands of consumerproducts under the agencys jurisdiction. CPSCs work to ensure the safety of consumerproducts - such as toys, cribs, power tools,cigarette lighters and household chemicals
The General Product Safety Directive(GPSD) The GPSD aims at ensuring that only safeconsumer products are sold in the EU.
General Requirements Clothes for children up to seven years (height1.34 m) should not have cords or drawstrings inthe hood and neck area. Clothes for children aged between seven and 14should not have cords longer than 75 mm in thehood and neck area or drawstrings with freeends. Cords in the hood and neck area shouldnot be elastic except for shoulder straps andhalter necks
General Requirements Clothes for children shall not have cords ordrawstrings with free ends longer than 140 mmin the chest and waist area. Halter neck-style childrens clothes should nothave loose ends in the hood and neck area. Childrens clothes intended to be tied at the frontshould not have tied belts or sashes longer than360mm, when measured untied from the pointwhere they are to be tied.
General Requirements Other cords or drawstrings on childrens clothesshould not trail below the sleeve or hem ofgarments. Drawstrings, functional cords and decorativecords at the bottom hem of long-legged trousersshall be totally on the inside of the garment. Homemade childrens clothes should also meetthese requirements
RecallsName of product: Children’s two-piecepajama setsRetailer : Target , USA
Hazard: The children’s cotton orcotton/fleece pajamas sets fail to meet thefederal flammability standards for children’ssleepwear, because they do not meet thetight-fitting sizing requirements. This poses a burn hazard to children.
The brand label printed on the neck of thepajamas states “Wear snug-fitting not flameresistant”. The pajamas were also sold with a yellowhangtag that states, “For child’s safety,garment should fit snugly. This garment isnot flame resistant. Loose-fitting garment ismore likely to catch fire.”
Children’s Sleepwear Safety Under USA federal safety rules, allchildrens sleepwear garments sold in sizeslarger than nine months must be flameresistant or tight-fitting.
Flame-resistant children’s sleepwear Flame-resistant garments do not continue burningwhen removed from an ignition source. One example is inherently flame-resistantpolyesters that do not require chemical treatment.
Tight-fitting children’s sleepwear Garments that meet the sizing requirements to betight fitting and do not need to be flame resistantbecause they are made to fit closely against achild’s body. Tight-fitting sleepwear does not ignite easily and,even if ignited, does not burn readily.
The requirements for flammability or tight-fittingmeasurements do not apply to sleepwear forsizes nine months and under because infantswearing these sizes are insufficiently mobile toexpose themselves to an open flame. CPSC standards require hangtags and permanentlabels on tight-fitting children’s sleepwear in sizeslarger than 9 months
Drawstrings in Childrens UpperOuterwear The Commission has determined that hoodand neck drawstrings on childrens upperouterwear in sizes 2T to 12 or theequivalent present a strangulation hazard
European standard EN 14682 The length of drawstrings at the waist and bottom ofchildrens upper outerwear in sizes 2T to 16 or the equivalenthas been limited to 3 inches outside the drawstring channelwhen the garment is expanded to its fullest width; suchgarments must be free of toggles, knots, and otherattachments at the free ends of drawstrings. If a waist or bottom drawstring in upper outerwear sizes 2T to16 or the equivalent is one continuous string, it must be bartacked (i.e., stitched through to prevent the drawstring frombeing pulled through its channel).
What is the Hazard?The most commonincident scenariosinvolved drawstringsgetting entangled onplayground slides.Typically, as a childdescended the slide, thetoggle or knot on thedrawstring got caught in asmall space or gap at thetop of the slide.
Incidents have alsooccurred when the long,trailing drawstring at thewaist of a jacket wascaught on the closed doorof a moving school bus. cords on garments maygot entangled in bicyclewheels
Recalls Company/Brand: La Jolla Sport USA Inc.dba ONeill Clothing The Danger: The hooded sweatshirtshave drawstrings in theneck that can pose astrangulation hazard tochildren.
Recalls DescriptionRed and white polkadot bikini decoratedwith red and whitestriped frills. The topcan be tied withfunctional cords thathave free ends in theneck area and on theback.
RecallsDanger Injuries, Strangulation The product poses a risk ofstrangulation due to the presenceof halter neck cords with free endsin the neck area. The productposes a risk of injuries due to thepresence of cords that are to betied at the back. The product does not comply withthe relevant European standardEN 14682
RecallsDescription: Set of baby clothes, consisting ofmatching trousers and topsDanger Choking and Strangulation. The products pose a risk of chokingbecause they contain small parts (thebuttons) that may easily detach and beswallowed by small children. The products pose the risk ofstrangulation due to the presence ofcords in the chest area which are toolong. The products do not comply with therelevant national standard UNE 40902and the relevant European standard EN14682
Recalls Company/Brand: PUMA North America, Inc. The Danger: The jacket has adrawstring at the waist thathas toggles and is notstitched to the back of thejacket. The drawstringcould become snagged orcaught in small spaces orvehicle doors and it posesan entanglement hazard.
RecallsMeijer Falls Creek KidsDenim JeansDate: December 27, 2012The Danger: The snap on the front ofthe infant and toddlerdenim jeans may comeloose and separate fromthe fabric, posing achoking hazard to youngchildren.
Recalls Company/Brand: Franshaw, Inc. The Danger: Decorative studs on thedenim shorts pockets candetach and pose a chokinghazard to young children.Buy Buy Baby receivedone report of thedecorative studs detachingfrom the shorts.
RecallsDescription: Baby sleep suits and babybodysuits in various colorsDanger: ChokingThe products pose a risk ofchoking because they containsmall parts (the popperclosures) that can becomedetached and swallowed bysmall children.The product does not complywith the national standard BS7907
Recalls Company/Brand: Supreme TradingLimited The Danger: Snaps on the jacket candetach, posing achoking hazard to youngchildren. No injurieshave been reported.
RecallsCompany/Brand: Childrens ApparelNetwork, Ltd. The Danger: The surface coating onthe zipper of the fleecehoodie and t-shirt setscontain excessive levelsof lead, violating thefederal lead paintstandard. No injuries have beenreported.
RecallsBrand: ZeemanDescription Jogging trousers made of darkblended fabric.DangerChemicalThe product poses a chemical riskbecause the black textile containsazo dyes releasing the aromaticamine benzidine (140 mg/kg).The product does not comply withthe REACH Regulation.
RecallsCheck the bellow sites for more incidents http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Product-Recalls.aspx http://unsafeproducts.eu/type/clothing-textiles-and-fashion-items/page/10/ http://www.docstoc.com/docs/69238490/NIKE-Apparel-Product-safety-manual
ISO 10377:2013 The first standard, ISO 10377:2013, Consumer productsafety – Guidelines for suppliers, provides universallyapplicable guidance and practical tools to identify, assess,eliminate or reduce potential safety risks before the productsenter the market. Its use should result in fewer injuries and increasedconsumer confidence, provide an benchmark for accessinginternational markets, supplement existing regulations, offer asystems approach to product safety, level the playing field,educate suppliers, reduce costly product recalls, and more.
ISO 10393:2013 ISO 10393:2013, Consumer product recall– Guidelines for suppliers, providesguidance on how to establish, implementand manage a consumer product recallprogram.
ISO 10393:2013 ISO 10393 will help organizations plan andexecute timely and cost-effective recallprogrammes, minimize legal risks, protectconsumers from unsafe or dangerousproducts, and build customer satisfactionand loyalty.
Flammability Requirements of theStandard The testing methods required by EN 14878 are based upon EN 1103, TextilesFabrics for Apparel – Detailed Procedure to Determining the Burning Behaviour, butwithout any prior washing. Under the new standard there are different Classes withspecific requirements for each type of nightwear as follows: Class A – All nightwear (except pyjamas)There shall be no surface flashThe 3rd marker thread (520 mm) must not be severed in less than 15 seconds. Class B – PyjamasThere shall be no surface flash.Either the 3rd marker thread (529 mm) must not be severed in less than 10seconds, plus design criteria must be met (including hem circumference, sleeve cuff,and bottom trouser width dimension);Or the burn rate from Class A is applicable without the design criteria. Class C – Babies’ nightwear (up to 6 months)No criteria
RAPEX (Rapid Alert System) RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system thatfacilitates the rapid exchange of informationbetween Member States and the Commission onmeasures taken to prevent or restrict themarketing or use of products posing a serious riskto the health and safety of consumers –with theexception of food, pharmaceutical and medicaldevices, which are covered by other mechanisms.