Wednesday, March 9, 2016
CPSC Approves Adult Apparel Enforcement Discretion to Reduce Paperwork Requirement on Businesses
Effective March 25, 2016, under a new enforcement policy, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will not pursue compliance or enforcement actions against makers, importers or private labelers of certain adult apparel determined exempt from testing under CPSC’s flammability standard for not having a general conformity certificate (GCC) for adult wearing apparel. CPSC unanimously approved the enforcement policy on February 24, 2016. Even with the testing exemption and enforcement discretion for GCCs, wearing apparel must still comply with all flammability requirements under the Flammability Fabrics Act (FFA).