United States textile testing requirements

U.S. Textile testing requirements: CPSIA/ U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which requires products used by children 12 years of age and younger in the United States, such as: children’s clothing, children’s shoes, child care products (bibs, diapers), etc. Have to meet the law.



Service background

In recent years, with the frequent updates of CPSIA related regulations on children’s consumer product safety in the United States, the requirements are becoming more and more stringent. How to ensure that the products do not contain limited chemical substances and ensure that the products meet the requirements of European and American textile safety regulations has become a concern for the majority of textile export enterprises.

RTS Ruii Testing provides US textile safety related testing services, US CPSIA, California 65, combustion, sharp edges, small parts, rope, in order to solve the problems for the majority of textile export enterprises, improve the compliance of your company’s products in the European and American markets, reduce the risk of market recalls and penalties.


Service content

◉ Applicable products

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) : Products used by children 12 years of age and younger in the United States, such as children’s clothing, children’s shoes, child care products (bibs, diapers), etc.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act: In the United States, more than 15,000 consumer products, such as clothing, shoes, children’s pajamas, blankets, etc.

◉ Main regulatory basis

We offer comprehensive REACH testing and product risk screening according to your needs:

a. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA);

b. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA);

c. California Act 65 (CA65).

U.S. regulations for textile and apparel include textile and apparel labeling regulations: Textile Labeling Regulation 16 CFR 303, Wool Product Labeling Act 16 CFR 300; Combustion regulations: Textile and clothing combustion 16 CFR 1610, children’s pajamas combustion regulations 16 CFR 1615&1616; Environmental hazardous substances regulations: CPSIA, California 65 and other relevant acts, the details of the regulations can be seen as follows:

Statute name

Regulatory requirement

16 CFR 303 Textile Labeling Act

16 CFR 300 Wool Products Labeling Act

The regulations require that most textile and wool products sold in the United States be labeled with the name and content of the fiber, the country of origin, and the identity of the manufacturer or distributor
16 CFR 1610 Combustion requirements for wear textiles Three levels of combustion performance are specified:

Level 1: Conventional flammability

Clothing and flat surface textiles: flame spread time equal to or greater than 3.5s.

Textiles with raised surface: flame spread time greater than 7s.

Other: When the flame combustion is so weak that it does not ignite or does not cause the bottom of the fabric to burn, in the time of 0s-7s rapid surface flash of the textile.

Level 2: Medium flammable

Textiles with raised surface: flame spread time at 4s-7s. Use caution when using clothing.

Level 3: Rapid and intense burning

Flat surface textiles: flame spread time less than 3.5s.

Textiles with a raised surface: the flame spread time is less than 4s, and the base cloth melts or ignites.

Such textiles are not suitable for making clothes.

16 CFR 1615&1616 Burning requirements for children’s pajamas Strict regulations have been made for the fire prevention of children’s pajamas, and all clothing or materials used as children’s pajamas must meet this specification. The sample is suspended on the test rack, the flame is ignited and burned at the bottom of the test sample for 3 seconds, and then the flame is removed. After the flame on the test sample is extinguished by itself, the length of the burned damaged part is measured. General requirements: 1, the average char of 5 samples does not exceed 7 inches; 2. No single sample is larger than 10 inches.
CPSIA US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 1, children’s products coating lead content should not exceed 90ppm; The lead content of the base material of children’s products shall not exceed 100ppm;

2, children’s toys and child care products phthalate content should not exceed 1000ppm, which details are as follows: 8P (DEHP/DBP/BBP/ DINP/ DIBP/ DCHP/DPENP/ DHEXP) per P≤1000ppm on toys for children 12 years and under and nursing articles for children 3 years and under.


Physical test item


1 Dimensional stability and appearance ASTM Standard /AATCC standard
2 Colour fastness
3 Fabric strength
4 Structural analysis
5 Functional testing
6 Component analysis


Service advantage

Timeliness: RTS has a set of independently developed LIMS system, which monitors and manages the entire test process, greatly improving work efficiency and shortening the inspection cycle entrusted by enterprises.

Convenient: RTS has a perfect order platform and free on-site pick-up service, and can provide one-to-one consultation and training and one-stop product compliance service chain for enterprises.

Price: RTS in the consulting stage can be based on the product information and material situation of the enterprise comprehensive evaluation, to provide the most appropriate and the most economical quotation scheme for the enterprise, greatly reducing the test cost.

Quality: As a national high-tech enterprise, RTS has dozens of patented inventions and supporting instruments and equipment and professionals to meet the needs of different customers and different products.