Children’s garments and accessories are becoming more decorative and detailed, increasing the opportunity for hidden risk or danger. UL helps you to deliver products that meet the highest levels of safety and quality.

A new Global Approach to safety and Quality

Children’s apparel containing buttons, cords, beading, appliques, snaps, zippers, rivets, toggles, or trim can become a toy in the hands of an infant or toddler. Safety testing focuses on the prevention of choking hazards due to the ingestion of small parts and the prevention of strangulation or entanglement hazards due to the presence of cords on children’s apparel.
UL’s team of textile and apparel experts can assess design during prototyping and top-of-production for safety and quality to the most stringent standards.

Put your Products to the test

Our offering include:

  • Flammability resistance
  • Chemical analyses
  • Button and snap attachment resistance
  • Trim and appliqué attachment resistance
  • Sharp points and edges
  • Neck opening stretch
  • Dimensional stability

A wide range of Services to Exceed your Needs

Recognized for our history and extensive expertise in the safety review and testing of toys, and a deep understanding of child behavior, UL is proficient in providing Risk Assessment Protocols to the children’s apparel industry in response to the need for objective evaluation.

UL provides additional consumer product services, including:

  • Design evaluations
  • Human factors evaluations
  • Reasonable testing programs
  • Chemical management programs
  • Toxicological risk assessments
  • Restricted substances evaluatons

Product Categories

  • Baby feeders
  • Bath towels
  • Bibs
  • Blankets
  • Burping cloths
  • Sheets
  • Shoes
  • Washcloths
  • Clothing and accessories

Test Methods

UL’s laboratories use recognised methods to test children’s apparel for compliance to brand specifications as well as international regulations and standards including:

  • REACH (EU – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • CPSIA (U.S. Consumer Product Improvement Safety Act)
  • China GB (Chinese National Standards)
  • BS (British Standards)
  • DIN (German Institute for Standardization)
  • EN (European Standard)

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