Title 16 Part 1610 → Subpart A → §1610.3

Title 16 → Chapter II → Subchapter D → Part 1610 → Subpart A → §1610.3

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Title 16 Part 1610 → Subpart A → §1610.3

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Title 16Chapter IISubchapter DPart 1610Subpart A → §1610.3

Title 16: Commercial Practices
Subpart A—The Standard

§1610.3   Summary of test method.

The Standard provides methods of testing the flammability of textiles from or intended to be used for apparel; establishes three classes of flammability; sets forth the requirements for classifying textiles; and prohibits the use of single or multi-layer textile fabrics that have burning characteristics that make them unsuitable for apparel. All textiles shall be tested before and after refurbishing according to §1610.6. Each specimen cut from the textile shall be inserted in a frame, brushed if it has a raised-fiber surface, and held in a special apparatus at an angle of 45°. A standardized flame shall be applied to the surface near the lower end of the specimen for 1 second, and the time required for the flame to proceed up the fabric a distance of 127 mm (5 in) shall be recorded. A notation shall be made as to whether the base of a raised-surface textile fabric ignites or fuses.