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Testing Procedures,

Requirements
and
Vendor Reference Manual

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Note: The requirements for flammability testing of childrens sleepwear are specified in a separate document. Refer
to: Carters, Inc. Requirements & Procedures for Childrens Sleepwear.

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Preface
This Testing Procedures, Requirements and Vendor Reference Manual was prepared for
Carters internal use only and may be revised from time to time. Carters makes no
representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the completeness of the procedures or
requirements set forth herein, or that such procedures or requirements satisfy all applicable
orders, decrees, statutes, regulations or other laws (collectively, the Legal
Requirements). By taking receipt of this Testing Procedures, Requirements and Vendor
Reference Manual, the recipient affirmatively acknowledges and agrees that it must
continue to comply with all Legal Requirements in the production and manufacturing of
its products, and that this Testing Procedures, Requirements and Vendor Reference
Manual shall not be construed as the only requirement.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VENDOR CONFIRMATION FORM (SIGN & RETURN UPON RECEIPT)
INTRODUCTION
CARTERS, INC. POLICY STATEMENT
TESTING PROCEDURES
I
Buyer Responsibility
II Vendor Responsibility
III Carters, Inc.s Responsibility
IV Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Responsibility
SCOPE OF TESTS
APPAREL TEST REQUEST FORM & GUIDELINE
QUANTITY OF TEST SPECIMENS FOR APPAREL
BVCPS CONTACT LIST
APPAREL TEST PROTOCOLS
APPAREL TESTING COST
APPAREL TESTING REQUIREMENTS
CHILDRENS SAFE PRODUCT REVIEW
APPENDIX
A TEST REPORTS FORMAT & EXAMPLES
B SUMMARY OF CLIENTS PROCEDURE
C LABORATORY LOCATIONS
D CLAMPS & TRIMS TENSION TEST
E PRINTING DURABILITY IN WASHING
F APPEARANCE AFTER WASH FOR BIB
G1 GLOW INK PRINT TESTING
G2 SELF-STAINING ON OUTSOLE
H SNUG FITTING MEASUREMENT
I NON-SKID SOLE: SKID/ABRASION RESISTANCE
J LIST OF PROTOCOLS
(For the most current version of the test protocols, please check with your BV representative)

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Carters, Inc.
1170 Peachtree Street
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309
Attn: Marie Davis
VP, Technical Services and Quality Assurance
VENDOR CONFIRMATION FORM
I acknowledge receipt of Carters, Inc. Testing Requirements
and Procedures Manual.
I have read and understand the policies and procedures set forth in the
above documents and agree to be responsible for all testing costs.

Company Name (Type or Print)

Company Address

Company Telephone

Company Officer Signature

(Type or Print Name Signed Above)

Title

Date:

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INTRODUCTION
These testing procedures are designed to ensure a uniform understanding and implementation of Carters, Inc. quality
assurance program by all offices and laboratories.
Carters, Inc. basic performance standards are based on BVCPS past experience. Most test methods and test procedures are
originated from:
ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials)
AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists)
CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
NAHM (National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers)
UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
ETL (ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.)
FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration)
ANSI (American National Standard Institute)
DOT (Federal Department of Transportation)
CPAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International)
UFAC (Upholstery Furniture Action Council)
The Performance Standards are used as a guideline for the evaluation of consumer satisfaction and acceptability. All products
are evaluated from the viewpoint of overall consumer serviceability.
This Manual was prepared for Carters internal use and is intended for the manufacture of childrens garments.
Additional product-specific test protocols, including non-apparel products, are available from BVCPS. A list of these protocols
can be found in the Appendix at the end of this Manual.
CARTERS INC. POLICY STATEMENT
1.

Carters, Inc. is committed to delivering quality merchandise to our customer.

2.

This program is based on the mandate that merchandise purchased by Carters, Inc. must be tested to meet product
specifications, all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

3.

Carters, Inc. accepts only test reports from previously-approved certified 3rdparty labs.

4.

All testing costs are to be borne out by the vendor payable net 30 days.

5.

The following types of merchandise must be tested and ultimately approved by Carters, Inc.

PRIVATE LABEL, CONTROL LABEL, CERTIFIED VALUE MERCHANDISE


MERCHANDISE PURCHASED ON A FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC LETTEROF CREDIT
BRANDED MERCHANDISE
Any brand under consideration for major purchase may be requested for testing.
ADVERTISED ITEMS
The advertised items must meet all claims and performance standards.

6.

This testing or any subsequent results do not limit Carters, Inc.s rights or diminish or remove vendor or manufacturer's
responsibilities and obligations under the Purchase Order Terms and Conditions.

7.

-No garment styles are to be added to a Fabric or Trim Test Report related to another season.
For example, a Fall garment style cannot be added (by amendment) to an existing Fabric or Trim test report for the
previous Spring's styles.
-No garment style may be added (by amendment) to a test report that is older than 90 days from Date of Submission.
Additionally, fabrics tested and approved for trim or lining purposes are not automatically approved for body usage.
To be considered for body usage, the fabric would have to be re-tested. Fabrics to be used for trim or linings are to
be so marked in the sample identification section of the BV test submittal form.

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TESTING PROCEDURES
I.

BUYER RESPONSIBILITY

Provide the vendor with a copy of Carters, Inc. test procedures, sample submission requirements and performance
standards.

Obtain the agent's signature on a "Vendor Confirmation Form" (See inside cover-form enclosed). This will
acknowledge the vendor's receipt and understanding of all Carters, Inc. test procedures (including responsibility of
testing fees), sample submission requirements and performance standards. Signed forms will be kept on file in the
Quality Assurance office.

II. VENDOR RESPONSIBILITY

Complete the Vendor Confirmation Form and return to Carters, Inc. upon receipt.

Vendor is responsible for all testing costs.

Sample submission to BVCPS:


Determine which BVCPS location to send test samples.
Submit samples with a fully completed Carters, Inc. Test Request Form. BVCPS will not accept sample if the
form is incomplete.
Softlines garments must include all trim, accessories and embellishments.
VISUALLY UNSATISFACTORY SAMPLES (stains, tears, missing pieces) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
FOR TESTING!
A retest sample would follow the same submission procedures as outlined above.

Apparel and textile identification tags and garment specifications for private label products must be approved
by Carters, Inc. Product Development Department.

III. CARTERS, INC. RESPONSIBILITY

When Carters, Inc. receives reports from BVCPS that a submission has failed, Carters, Inc. will discuss the situation
with the buyer (and vendor, when necessary), then follow up with disposition as to retest or cancellation of order, etc.

All incoming merchandise is subject to Carters, Inc.s inspection to guarantee manufacturer's compliance with prepurchase testing qualities and recommendations for improvement.

In situations where a Carters Internal Standard exceeds applicable Federal laws or regulations, or where there are no
applicable Federal laws or regulations, Carters QA Department reserves its right to review all test results on a caseby-case basis to determine if a waiver or override of a particular test result is appropriate in the particular instance and
consistent with Carters overall commitment to safety. Under no circumstances, however, will Carters grant a
waiver or override a disposition in instances in which there are non-compliances with applicable Federal laws or
regulations.

IV. BVCPS RESPONSIBILITY

Pick up all test samples from overseas agent office in all applicable countries.

When the test request form is incomplete, the laboratory notifies the originating office. Until proper information is
received, testing will be delayed.

Complete test and evaluate the test results (See Test Protocols). Rate the product by:
Pass (The product provides good overall consumer serviceability and requires no improvement.)
Fail (The product has deficiencies that customer dissatisfaction may result and/or non-compliance of regulatory
requirements. The product must not be sold until improvements are made.)

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Complete hard copy report in the "Report" form, including reasons for failure in the cases of "Fail" ratings.

Distribute the reports in 5 working days as per the summary of clients procedure.

SCOPE OF TESTS
While the extent of the laboratory tests will vary by product category, the consumer products will be subjected to numerous
tests to attain quantitative data on overall consumer serviceability in addition to verification of its conformance with required
Federal and industry safety criteria. A list of twelve major Acts is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
NOTE:

The Care Labeling Rule


The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
The Flammable Fabric Act
The Federal Wool Products Labeling Act
The Fur Products Labeling Act
The Hazardous Substances Act
The Toy Safety Amendment to the Hazardous Substances Act
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The Poison Prevention Packaging Act
The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act
Child Safety Protection Act
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Certain states have licensing requirements pertaining to the permanent labeling of stuffed toys, upholstered
furniture, bedding and other items stuffed or filled with concealed material.

Carters, Inc. believes strongly in compliance with all government regulatory and labeling requirements. IT IS THE
VENDOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT MERCHANDISE SHIPPED TO CARTERS, INC. COMPLIES WITH
ALL APPLICABLE REGULATORY STANDARDS. MERCHANDISE IN VIOLATION OF A REGULATION WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BE REJECTED.
The following pages list test requirements to ensure customer satisfaction.

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Testing Request Form


&
Guidelines

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All of the below information marked on page 11 must be provided in the testing request form. If either
any of this information is missing or insufficient samples submitted, BVCPS will notify the vendor to
provide missing information & samples. Otherwise, BV can not release the report.
1)

Vendors & Agents Information


(Remark: Vendor - If no Email Address, Fax is acceptable)

2)

Licensee (Must be completed if product to be marketed by a Carters licensee or produced by an


open market supplier to Carters Retail Division)

3) Sample Description
4)

Division

5)

End Use

6)

Yarn Size

7)

Fabric Weight

8)

Fabric Construction (Thread Count / Stitch Density per inch)

9)

Country Of Origin

10) Order Size Range


(Remark: except it cannot provide any order size range because in development stage)
11) Gmt Style, Fabric Request # & Season
(Remark: except it cannot provide any style # because in development stage)
12) P.O. Number
(Remark: except it cannot provide any P.O. # because in development stage)
13) Color(s)
(Remark: except it cannot provide any color because in development stage)
14) Labelled Fiber Content
15) Sample Status
16) Test Request
17) Previous Lab. # (If any)
18) Billing Information

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Hints For Filling the Testing Request Form


BVCPS Testing Request Form
1) Sample Status - Development (Vendor's Pre-Quality Test)
Vendors can use this Testing Request Form for development sample testing (i.e. pre-quality test is based
on Vendor's request) and vendors can receive Carter's discount (refer Carter's testing cost on page 21).
Since this is a development test only, Carters will not contact vendors to take any action in the event of a
failure. Carters expects the vendor will react to any failures indicated and take corrective action before
production.
(Remark: If sample is for Carter's only development purpose and requires Carter to review the result,
vendors should mark "X" at "Pre-production" instead of "Development (Vendor's pre-quality test)").

BVCPS Testing Request Form For In-Process Program


Agents may, and are encouraged to, carry out In-Process testing in addition to Carters regular test
package as additional control for some potential problems due to production variation. Agents will
determine the required test(s) for the randomly selected samples and send BVCPS with a completed test
request form for the In-Process testing Program.

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CARTERS, INC.
1170 Peachtree St. Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30309 USA
Phone: (404) 745-2700 Fax: (404) 892-0968

Softlines Testing Request Form


Components Used in Garment
All fields are MANDATORY and must be completed in full for each component.

Supplier Name

Supplier VID #

Batch #

Test Report #

Buttons

Snaps

Other
Fasteners

Labels

Zippers

Other

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CARTERS INC.
1170 Peachtree St. Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30309 USA
Phone: (404) 745-2700 Fax: (404) 892-0968
TESTING REQUEST FORM
FOR IN-PROCESS PROGRAM
FOR LABORATORY USE ONLY
LAB NO:
CLIENT NO.:
LOGIN DATE:

SUBMISSION DATE:
SUBMITTED TO:

REGULAR SERVICE
EXPRESS SERVICE
EMERGENCY SERVICE
(5 WORKING DAYS)
(3 WORKING DAYS,+ 40% SURCHARGE)
(1 WORKING DAY (if available)+ 100% SURCHARGE)
Remark: The sample submission time before 11:00am should be counted that working day, after 11:00am it should be counted next working day.
Agent:
Telephone:
Vendor:
Telephone:
Mill:
Telephone:
Licensee:

Contact Person:
Email:
Contact Person:
Email:
Contact Person:
Email:
(Remark: Must be completed if product is to be marked by a Carters
Licensee or produced by an open market supplier to Carters Retail Division)

SUBMITTING SAMPLE:
Description:
Finishing:

Non Wash

Garment Wash Program

Non Brush

Brushed

Fabric will be Garment Wash Program


Division:

Carters Carters JOY OBG OBG COM/Sams -

Playwear Girls
Sleepwear Girls
Joy
Girls Knit
Girls Woven
COM/Sams

Playwear Boys
Sleepwear Boys
Sleepwear
Boys Knit
Boys Woven
Sleepwear

Baby

Baby
Sleepwear

International
End Use:
Yarn Size:
Fabric Weight:
Fabric Construction:
Nominated Fastener Suppliers: (check one or list name of non-nominated supplier below)
Snap Fasteners Scovill
YKK Snap Fasteners
Morito
Prym; OBG only Zippers YKK
Ideal
Non-Nominated Fastener Supplier (list suppliers name):
Country of Origin:
Order Size Range:
Gmt Style :
Fabric Request # :
Season:
P.O. Number:
Color(s):
Fiber Content:
Care Instructions (Proposed):
Test
Partial Garment Test
Colorfastness to Crocking
Request:
Formaldehyde Content
Colorfastness to Washing
Shrinkage (3 cycles)
Colorfastness to Light
Appearance after washed (3 cycles)
Colorfastness to Water
PH Value
Colorfastness to Saliva
Others:

MTI

Dynasty

________________
________________
________________

BILLING INFORMATION (Must be complete to begin testing and company is responsible to pay the test cost net 30 days.)
Company Name:
Attention:
Address (English):
Address (Chinese if address in China):
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:

Date: _______________________

Signature :__________________________________________________

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Quantity of Test Specimens

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Sample Size (Regular Apparel/Rainwear-Excluding Children Sleepwear Flammability Test)


Full piece goods package

Knit : 3 yards
Woven: 3 yards

Additional Colorway Package

Knit : 2 yards
Woven: 2 yards

Partial Garment Test Package

4 Garments
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Heat transfer label
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Tight fitting style
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Fusible covering for backside of
embroidery

Full Garment Test Package

0-3T : 10 garments
4-7T : 9 garments
8-10T: 7 garments
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Heat transfer label
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Tight fitting style
-Additional 1 more garment sample for Fusible covering for backside of
embroidery

Socks Base Test


Additional Samples for Partial
Garment Test,
Full Garment Test Package
& Socks

5 Pairs
Surface Coating for Total Lead Content, Soluble Heavy Metal Test, or
Total Cadmium:
Prints
A4 sized printed swatch
Zipper Slider 30 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Snap
30 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Button
35 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Trimming: (for formaldehyde content test)
Embroidery
3-10 pcs (min. weight 3 gm)
Badge
3-8 pcs (min. weight 3 gm)
Ribbon bow
9-12 pcs (min. weight 3 gm)
Other trims
based on the weight of trim (min. weight 3 gm)
Surface Coating for Phthalates test:
Prints
A4 size printed swatch
Zipper Slider 120 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Cap Snaps
120 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Ring Snaps
300 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Buttons
300 pcs (but based on the size & thickness of coating)
Zipper strength test: 6-8 pcs

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Protocols

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TEST PROTOCOLS
Full Piece Goods (Development Full Piece Goods
Fabric)
(Bulk Fabric)

CPSIA Requirements Supplement Protocol


Flammability of Clothing Textiles ***
Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
Flammability of Blanket
Flammability of Childrens Sleepwear
Labeling Review : Fiber/Care
Fiber Analysis: Quantitative
Total Lead Content in Surface Coating
Total Lead Content in Substrate Materials
(# Licensees Only)
Illinois Lead Content in Surface Coatings
Illinois Lead Content in Substrate Materials
Total Cadmium Content in Surface Coatings
Total Cadmium Content in substrate Materials
Soluble Heavy Metal Contents in Substrate Materials
Soluble Heavy Metal Contents in Surface Coatings
California Proposition 65
Snug Fitting Measurement
Snug Fitting Garment Labeling
CPSIA Tracking Labels for Childrens Products
Fabric Weight
Thread Count of Woven Fabric/Knit
Yarn Number
Breaking Strength of Textile Fabrics: Grab Test
Tearing Strength: Elmendorf
Bursting Strength for Textile Fabrics
Abrasion Resistance: Flexing and Abrasion Method
(Wrinkle Resistance Product & Pocket Lining)
Pile Retention of Corduroy Fabrics
(Woven Cut Pile Fabrics Only)
Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics
Dimensional Change of Fabrics/Garments after Home
Laundering
Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated
Colorfastness to Crocking
(Original & After 1 wash if needed)
Color Change to Flat Abrasion (Frosting):
Colorfastness to Light
Colorfastness to Water
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach: Spot Test
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool (Swimwear)
Colorfastness to Sea Water (Swimwear)
Colorfastness to Saliva (for Bibs only)
Skewness from Automatic Home Laundering
Appearance after Laundering
Resistance to Slippage of Yarn
Failure in Sewn Seams: Woven Apparel
Failure in Sewn Seams: Knitted Apparel
Strength Tests for Zippers
Snap Attachment
Button/Small Parts Attachment Strength
Tensile Strength of Yarns: Decorative Trimming
Carters Safety Product Review
Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics
(after 3 washes)
Surface Water Absorption of Terry Fabrics /Absorbency
of Bleached Textiles
(bibs & all bath items towels, wash cloths)
Water Resistance: Rain Test
(Rainwear/ Outerwear if claimed)
Water Repellency: Spray Test
(Rainwear/ Outerwear if claimed)
Appearance of Fabric/Seam Smoothness/Crease
Retention
Ultra Violet Protection Factor (UPF) swimwear only if
claimed.
Formaldehyde (Spot Check) / (Quantitative)
pH in Textiles (All Washed or Non-Washed Items)
Phthalates
Qualitative Determination of Nickel (Skin Contact Only)

Additional
Colorway
(Bulk Fabric)

* Partial Garment Test

For
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TEST PROTOCOLS FOR PRODUCT PRODUCED FOR SAMS CLUB AND WAL-MART (CHILD OF MINE)

CPSIA Requirements Supplement Protocol


Flammability of Clothing Textiles
Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
Flammability of Blanket
Flammability of Childrens Sleepwear
Labeling Review : Fiber/Care
Fiber Analysis: Quantitative
Total Lead Content in Surface Coating
Total Lead Content in Substrate Materials
Illinois Lead Content in Surface Coatings
Illinois Lead Content in Substrate Materials
Total Cadmium Content in Surface Coatings
Total Cadmium Content in substrate Materials
Soluble Heavy Metal Contents in Substrate Materials
Soluble Heavy Metal Contents in Surface Coatings
California Proposition 65
Snug Fitting Measurement
Snug Fitting Garment Labeling
CPSIA Tracking Labels for Childrens Products
Fabric Weight
Thread Count of Woven Fabric/Knit
Yarn Number
Breaking Strength of Textile Fabrics: Grab Test
Tearing Strength: Elmendorf
Bursting Strength for Textile Fabrics
Abrasion Resistance: Flexing and Abrasion Method (Wrinkle
Resistance Product & Pocket Lining)
Pile Retention of Corduroy Fabrics (Woven Cut Pile Fabrics
Only)
Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics
Stretch Properties of Woven Fabrics
Dimensional Change of Fabrics/Garments after Home
Laundering
Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated
Colorfastness to Crocking (Original & After 1 wash if needed)
Color Change to Flat Abrasion (Frosting):
Colorfastness to Light
Colorfastness to Water
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach: Spot Test
Colorfastness to Chlorine Bleach: Spot Test (based on care
instructions)
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool (Swimwear)
Colorfastness to Sea Water (Swimwear)
Colorfastness to Saliva (for Bibs only)
Skewness from Automatic Home Laundering
Appearance after Laundering
Resistance to Slippage of Yarn
Failure in Sewn Seams: Woven Apparel
Failure in Sewn Seams: Knitted Apparel
Strength Tests for Zippers
Snap Attachment
Button/Small Parts Attachment Strength
Tensile Strength of Yarns: Decorative Trimming
Safety Product Review
Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics (after 3 washes)

Sams Club &


Wal-Mart
Fabrics

Sams Club &


Wal-Mart
Fabrics

Sams Club &


Wal-Mart
Fabrics

Full Piece Goods


(Development
Fabric)
X
X
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X

Full Piece Goods


(Bulk Fabric)
X
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Colorway (Bulk
Fabric)
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X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X
X

Surface Water Absorption of Terry Fabrics /Absorbency of


Bleached Textiles
(bibs & all bath items towels, wash cloths)
Water Resistance: Rain Test (Rainwear/ Outerwear if claimed)
Water Repellency: Spray Test (Rainwear/ Outerwear if claimed)
Appearance of Fabric/Seam Smoothness/Crease Retention
Ultra Violet Protection Factor (UPF) swimwear only if claimed.

Formaldehyde (Spot Check) / (Quantitative)


pH in Textiles (All Washed or Non-Washed Items)
Phthalates
Qualitative Determination of Nickel (Skin Contact Only)
Hang Tag / Packaging / Labeling
Garment Dimensions

Wal-Mart
Production
Garments

X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X

Sams Club PreProduction,


Sams Club
Production &
Wal-Mart PreProduction
Garments
Garment Test

X
X
X
X

X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

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(a) Partial Garment test - if all fabrics, including trim, have been tested previously and the test request form is accompanied with the
previous fabric test report. If garment does not come in with a previous fabric test report, then Full Garment Test should be applied.
1) (b) Partial Garment test for garment wash program Test for All colorways
1) (c) Full Piece Goods for garment wash program Test one colorway only

** Any trimming (embroidery, binding, etc.) or printing which has not tested before.
*** (1) Exemptions: Plain Surface fabrics that weigh 2.6 oz/yd or more in any fiber content.
All fabrics (both plain & raised surface) regardless of weight, made completely of, or in any combination of,
the following fibers: Acrylic, Modacrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Wool
(2) All fabric, body & appliqu, regardless of the size of the appliqu, for compliance with 16 CFR 1610. Carters wants a report issued
by BVCPS for each submission, even if the submission is an exempted fiber or fabrication type. Carters wants BVCPS to make
the determination. (refer report format)
**** Artwork Only testing if all fabrics, including trim and partial garment tests, have been tested previously and test request form is
accompanied with the previous test reports. If artwork does not come in with a previous garment test report, then partial Garment Test
should be applied.

# Only based on the submitted garment, not required for all size ranges
# #Eliminate performing appearance after washing on denim fabrics that will be garment washed
Applicable if different from the 1st colorway
Chargeable
Retests: Retail items will be tested for the failed property in the previous test report.
Additional Colorway Testing: Samples marked for additional colorway testing must list the previous test report
number of full piece goods and garment testing to be completed.
Partial Garment Testing: Samples marked for partial garment testing must list the previous test report number of full
piece goods, additional colorway and trim testing to be completed.
Artwork Only Testing: Samples marked for artwork only testing must list the previous test report number of full piece
goods, additional colorway, trim testing and partial garment testing to be completed.

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PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Remark: Please refer to Analytical Test Protocol #6504 and CPSIA Test Protocol #8444 in Appendix A for the
appropriate analytical test requirements.
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

TEST METHODS

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

Flammability of Clothing Textiles


Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
Flammability of Blankets
Flammability of Childrens Sleepwear
Labeling Requirements
Labeling Review: Fiber

16 CFR 1610
16 CFR 1611
ASTM D4151
16 CFR 1615/1616 Section 4

Class I
Class 1
Class I
Must meet requirements of 1615-1616 CFR

16 CFR 300/303

Labeling Review: Care

16 CFR 423

Labeling Review: Country Of Origin


Fiber Analysis: Quantitative
* California Proposition 65

19 CFR 134 Section 11


AATCC 20A
Refer to
CATR-HL-PTCL-06572-US

Must conform to Textile Fiber Wool/Fur/DownLabeling Acts


Proper care instruction should be included based on the
nature of the garment.
Must conform to Country of Origin
Blends: 3.0%, Single Fiber: No tolerance
The sample shall be reviewed against the requirements
of California Proposition 65 to determine if additional
testing or labeling is required.

Fabric Construction Qualities


Fabric/Material Weight

Fabric Count of Woven Fabric


(Ends x Picks/Inch)
Fabric Count of Knit
(Wales x Courses/Inch)
Yarn Number

Strength Properties
Breaking Strength of Textile Fabrics:
Grab Test
All Fabrics except denim
- Weight <2.5 oz./sq.yd.
2.5-4.3 oz./sq.yd.
4.4-7.3 oz./sq.yd.
>7.3 oz./sq.yd.
Denim
- Weight <8.0 oz./sq.yd.
8.0-9.8 oz./sq.yd.
9.9-11.9 oz./sq.yd.
>12.0 oz./sq.yd.
Heavily Distressed Denim
- Weight <8.0 oz./sq.yd.
8.0-9.8 oz./sq.yd.
9.9-11.9 oz./sq.yd.
>12.0 oz./sq.yd.
-Pocket Lining
Tearing Strength: Elmendorf
All Fabrics except denim
- Weight <2.5 oz./sq.yd.
2.5-4.3 oz./sq.yd.
4.4-7.3 oz./sq.yd.
>7.3 oz./sq.yd.
Denim
- Weight <8.0 oz./sq.yd.
8.0-9.8 oz./sq.yd.
9.9-11.9 oz./sq.yd.
>12.0 oz./sq.yd.

ASTM D3776

ASTM D3775

As approved
-For non wash fabric (-2%/ +10%)
-For garments in a garment washed
program (-5%/ +10%)
As approved (5%)

ASTM D3887 Section 12

As approved ( 2 Counts)

ASTM D1059

As approved
10s/1-39s/1: +3 Counts
40s/1-59s/1: +5 Counts
60s/1 and finer: +6 Counts

ASTM D5034

25.0 lbs./in.
35.0 lbs./in.
40.0 lbs./in.
50.0 lbs./in.
Warp
60.0 lbs./in.
80.0 lbs./in.
90.0 lbs./in.
100.0 lbs./in.
Warp
50.0 lbs./in.
55.0 lbs./in.
70.0 lbs./in.
80.0 lbs./in.
100.0 lbs./in.

Fill
35.0 lbs./in.
45.0 lbs./in.
55.0 lbs./in.
75.0 lbs./in.
Fill
35.0 lbs./in.
40.0 lbs./in.
50.0 lbs./in.
60.0 lbs./in.
75.0 lbs./in.

ASTM D1424
1.5 lbs./in.
2.0 lbs./in.
2.5 lbs./in.
3.0 lbs./in.
Warp
3.0 lbs./in.
3.5 lbs./in.
4.0 lbs./in.
5.0 lbs./in.

Fill
2.0 lbs./in.
2.5 lbs./in
3.5 lbs./in
4.0 lbs./in

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Heavily Distressed Denim
- Weight <8.0 oz./sq.yd.
8.0-9.8 oz./sq.yd.
9.9-11.9 oz./sq.yd.
>12.0 oz./sq.yd.
-Pocket Lining
Bursting Strength for Textile Fabrics
- Lace
- Pointelle Sweater
-Basic Knit Sweater
-Light Wt. <3. 5 oz./sq.yd.
-Heavy Wt. 3.5 oz./sq.yd.
- Cotton / Rayon or Cotton / Modal Blends
> 5.0 oz./sq.yd. (170 grams)
Abrasion Resistance:
Flexing and Abrasion Method
-Wrinkle Resistance Product
-Pocket Lining
Pile Retention of Corduroy Fabrics
(Woven Cut Pile Fabrics Only)
Pile Retention

TEST METHODS
Warp
3.5 lbs./in.
4.5 lbs./in.
5.5 lbs./in.
6.5 lbs./in.
3.0 lbs.

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
Fill
2.5 lbs./in.
3.5 lbs./in
3.5 lbs./in
4.0 lbs./in

ASTM D3786
20 psi
35 psi
40 psi
40 psi
60 psi
45 psi
ASTM D3885 & ASTM D3886

ASTM D4685
CPSD-HL-01056-MTHD /
Standard measure / Cater's
requirement

Warp: 250 cycles; Weft: 150 cycles


Warp: 500 Cycles; Weft:1000 Cycles
Class 3.5 (face & back)
For clothing / softlines:
0-24 months -- maximum pile length allowed is 3/8 in
2T-5T -- maximum pile length allowed is 1 in
4-6X/7 -- maximum pile length allowed is 1 in
7 + -- maximum pile length allowed is 1-1/2 in
For plush dolls, maximum pile length allowed is 3/8 in
For childrens toys & other childrens products
(excluding plush dolls and clothing / softlines):
0 24 months maximum pile length allowed is 3/8 in
24 months - 7 years maximum pile length allowed is 1
in
8 years and abovemaximum pile length allowed is 1 in
- Pile lengths up to 3/8, ASTM D4685 will be applied,
with a required minimum result of 3.5.
- In selected cases, pile lengths greater than 3/8 may be
allowed on plush toys such as plush dolls and plush
rattles. In these cases, the following test will be applied
to determine compliance:
- Pull / Tension is performed to 15.5 lbs., using
standard ASTM F963 test method: gradually increase
Pull force from 0 lbs to 15.5 labs over 5 seconds, then
hold @ 15.5 lbs. for an additional 10 seconds.
- A randomly-selected area / clump of pile yarn not
individual yarns -- on the plush is gripped with the
pliers.
- The gripping tool used is a vice-grip / pliers with
washers at the ends same tool as is used for
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Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics

TEST METHODS
ASTM D2594

Fabric Type
Double knits
Fleece: White or Dyed
Printed
Jersey, Interlock, Terry
or Circular Knit Velour
Rib (1x1, 2x2,..etc.)

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Width Stretchout
(Use 10 lbs loading Only)
20%
20%
10%
35%
120% for turtleneck styles
110% for tight fitting sleepwear styles
85% for crew or V-neck styles
70% for sleeve, waist & leg cuffs and non-functional
plackets
105% for tight fitting sleepwear styles
35%

Thermal Knit
Other Fabric not on list
Note: Tricot fabric should not be evaluated
for stretch properties

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Remark: Analytical Test Scope must refer to below test lines and Carters Analytical Approach in Appendix.
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
TEST METHODS
STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
* Total lead content in surface coatings

AOAC 974.02 (modified) /


CPSD-AN-00001-MTHD

All accessible surface coatings in the as received state on


items outside of the scope of 16 CFR 1303 shall not
contain lead or lead components in which the lead content
is in excess of 0.009% (90ppm) of the weight of the total
content.
In case of insufficient coatings for testing found on the
number of samples specified in the protocol, the vendor
needs to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final
products for testing. If it is still insufficient, vendor may
submit additional component parts from the same
component batch, per each style, for testing.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing is allowed.
Compositing up to 3 colors is allowed except component
or substances as submitted by component suppliers (refer
to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED COMPONENT
SUPPLIERS).

* Total lead content in substrate materials

EPA 3050B (modified) / EPA


3051A (modified)/ EPA 3052
(modified) / CPSD-AN00007- MTHD, 00164MTHD, 00008-MTHD

Client Requirement
All accessible substrates in the as received state on items
shall not contain lead in excess of 0.009 % (90ppm) of the
weight of the total content.
In case of insufficient material for testing found on the
number of samples specified in the protocol, the vendor
needs to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final
products for testing. If it is still insufficient, vendor may
submit additional component parts from the same
component batch, per each style, for testing.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Composite up to 3 similar materials is allowed except
components submitted by component suppliers (see below
in note) and metals.
Note:
- Compositing is not allowed when testing individual
components or substances as submitted by component
suppliers (refer to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED
COMPONENT SUPPLIERS).
- Non-suspect materials as defined by the Consumer
Products Safety Commission in 16 CFR 1500.91 (d) and
(e) will be exempted from testing (refer to exemption list
of lead in substrate in the CPSD-GB-PTCL-08444-US
protocol for detail).
- This test applies to all products, inside or outside of the
scope of CPSIA
Client requirement

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BBP / DBP / DEHP / DnHP / DnOP /
DINP / DIDP content

TEST METHODS
CPSD-AN-00095-MTHD

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
All accessible plastic materials in all products outside of
the scope of CPSIA phthalate requirement, in the as
received state, shall not contain concentrations of more
than 0.1% BBP, DBP DEHP, DINP, DIDP, DnOP,
DnHP individually.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
In case of insufficient material for testing found on the
number of samples specified in the protocol, the vendor
needs to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final
products for testing. If it is still insufficient, vendor may
submit additional component parts from the same
component batch, per each style, for testing.
Compositing up to 3 like materials is allowed except
components submitted by component suppliers (see
below in note).
If composite fails and ON REQUEST, individual
components will be analyzed.
Note:
- Compositing is not allowed when testing individual
components or substances as submitted by component
suppliers (refer to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED
COMPONENT SUPPLIERS).
- For Screen Prints phthalates are to be tested as one
composite rather than broken down into colors. Price is
based on one artwork/panel or one alaysis. If a failure is
found, test individually, where feasible (if colors are
seaparable), to determine root cause of failure.
- Scope for hardlines: Accessible components only
- Scope for softlines: All components

* Illinois lead content in surface coatings

Illinois Lead Poisoning


Prevention Act / AOAC 974.02
(modified) / CPSD-AN-00001MTHD

Client requirement
All accessible surface coatings of jewelry for children
under 12 years of age, child care articles for children
under 6 years of age, and toys with paint for children
under 12 years of age, in the as received state, shall
contain less than 0.004% (40ppm) lead or lead
components in which the lead content is the weight of
the total content.
As a client requirement, the warning label is not
allowed.
In case of insufficient coatings for testing found on
number of samples specified in the protocol, vendor
needs to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final
products for testing.
The vendor is responsible for compliance of
inaccessible materials and materials on all other
products outside of the above scope.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing requirement should refer to the
Protocol Special Instruction.
Compositing is not allowed.

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* Illinois lead content in substrate
materials

TEST METHODS
Illinois Lead Poisoning
Prevention Act / EPA
3050B(modified) / EPA
3051(modified)/ EPA
3052(modified) / CPSD-AN00185-MTHD / CPSD-AN00196-MTHD

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
All accessible substrate materials of jewelry for children
under 12 years of age, child care articles for children
under 6 years of age, in the as received state, shall
contain less than 0.004% (40ppm) lead or lead
components in which the lead content is the weight of
the total content.
As a client requirement, the warning label is not
allowed.
In case of insufficient material for testing found on
number of samples specified in the protocol, vendor
needs to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final
products for testing. If it is still insufficient, vendor may
submit additional component parts from the same
component batch, per each style, for testing.
Materials exempted from testing under CPSIA (e.g.,
textiles) will not be tested. The vendor is responsible
for compliance of untested materials and materials on
all other products outside of the above scope.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing requirement should refer to the
Protocol Special Instruction.
Compositing is not allowed.

* Total cadmium content in surface


coatings

AOAC 974.02:2005 modified /


EPA 3050B:1996 modified /
EPA 3051A:2007 modified/
acid digestion, ICP analysis

All accessible surface coatings , before and after use


and abuse testing shall not contain cadmium in excess
of 0.004% (40ppm) of the weight of the total content.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
No compositing.

* Total cadmium content in substrate


materials

EPA 3050B:1996 modified /


EPA 3051A:2007 modified/
EPA 3052:1996 modified / acid
digestion, ICP analysis

Report actual (BV reporting limit is 10 mg/kg).


All accessible plastic and metal substrate materials,
before and after use and abuse testing shall not contain
cadmium in excess of 0.004% (40ppm) of the weight of
the total content.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
No compositing.
Report actual (BV reporting limit is 2 mg/kg).

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*Total heavy metal contents in substrate

TEST METHODS

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
All accessible substrates shall have total heavy metal
contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Note: Exclude textile materials for testing. All accessible
non-textile components are to be tested.
In case of insufficient material for testing found on
number of samples specified in the protocol, vendor needs
to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final products for
testing . If it is still insufficient, vendor may submit
additional component parts from the same component
batch, per each style, for testing.

CPSD-AN-00185-MTHD /
CPSD-AN-00416-MTHD

Report actual results or include data table within report.


Component testing is allowed.
Compositing up to 3 like materials is allowed except
components submitted by component suppliers (see below
in note) and metal.
Based on the standard, will composite up to 3 like
materials except metal. If any materials in the composite
exceeds 80% of the limit based on the lowest weight
component, soluble heavy metal content test with
individual materials will be analyzed.
Note: Compositing is not allowed when testing individual
components or substances as submitted by component
suppliers (refer to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED
COMPONENT SUPPLIERS).

* Soluble Heavy metal contents in


substrate materials

CPSD-AN-00003-MTHD

Client requirement.
All accessible substrates shall have soluble heavy metal
contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Substrates that contain less than the total limit of
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba) 1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg] do not need to be tested
for the soluble content.
Note: Exclude textile materials for testing. All accessible
non-textile components are to be tested.
In case of insufficient material for testing found on
number of samples specified in the protocol, vendor needs
to provide additional up to 10 pieces of final products for
testing . If it is still insufficient, vendor may submit
additional component parts from the same component
batch, per each style, for testing.
Compositing is not allowed.
- Test limit with reference to EN 71-3:1994+A1:2000+
AC:2002
Client requirement.

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coatings - document review

TEST METHODS
CPSD-GB-00001-MTHD

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
All accessible surface coatings shall have total heavy
metal contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing is allowed.
Compositing up to 3 colors is allowed.
Based on the standard, will composite up to 3 colors. If
any color in the composite exceeds 80% of the limit based
on the lowest weight component, soluble heavy metal
content test with individual colors will be analyzed.
Note:
- If the coating materials achieved from a single sample is
less than 10mg, the item would be exempted from the test.
- Compositing is not allowed when testing individual
components or substances as submitted by component
suppliers (refer to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED
COMPONENT SUPPLIERS).
In lieu of testing, test report can be submitted if dated
within ONE year.

*Soluble heavy metal contents in surface


coatings - document review

CPSD-AN-00003-MTHD /
CPSD-GB-00001-MTHD

Client requirement
All accessible surface coatings shall have soluble heavy
metal contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Coating materials that contain less than the total limit of
[Antimony (Sb) 60, Arsenic (As) 25, Barium (Ba) 1000,
Cadmium (Cd) 75, Chromium (Cr) 60, Lead (Pb) 90,
Mercury (Hg) 60, Selenium (Se) 500] do not need to be
tested for the soluble content.
Compositing is not allowed.
Note:
- Test method and limit with reference to EN 713:1994+A1:2000+ AC:2002 or ASTM F963-11 section
4.3.5.1 (2) and 8.3.2
- If the coating materials achieved from a single sample is
less than 10mg, the item would be exempted from the test.
In lieu of testing, test report can be submitted if dated
within ONE year.
Client requirement.

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coatings

CPSD-AN-00473-MTHD

All accessible surface coatings shall have total heavy


metal contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing is allowed.
Compositing up to 3 colors is allowed except components
submitted by component suppliers (see below in note).
Based on the standard, will composite up to 3 colors. If
any color in the composite exceeds 80% of the limit based
on the lowest weight component, soluble heavy metal
content test with individual colors will be analyzed.
Note:
- If the coating materials achieved from a single sample is
less than 10mg, the item would be exempted from the test.
- Compositing is not allowed when testing individual
components or substances as submitted by component
suppliers (refer to CATR-GB-SUPP-APPROVED
COMPONENT SUPPLIERS).
Client requirement

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* Soluble Heavy metal contents in surface
coatings

TEST METHODS
CPSD-AN-00003-MTHD

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
All accessible surface coatings shall have soluble heavy
metal contents comply with following limits:
[Antimony (Sb) 60 mg/kg, Arsenic (As) 25 mg/kg, Barium
(Ba)1000 mg/kg, Cadmium (Cd) 75 mg/kg, Chromium
(Cr) 60 mg/kg, Lead (Pb) 90 mg/kg, Mercury (Hg) 60
mg/kg, Selenium (Se) 500 mg/kg]
Coating materials that contain less than the total limit of
[Antimony (Sb) 60, Arsenic (As) 25, Barium (Ba) 1000,
Cadmium (Cd) 75, Chromium (Cr) 60, Lead (Pb) 90,
Mercury (Hg) 60, Selenium (Se) 500] do not need to be
tested for the soluble content.
Compositing is not allowed.
Note:
- Test method and limit with reference to EN 713:1994+A1:2000+ AC:2002 or ASTM F963-11 section
4.3.5.1 (2) and 8.3.2
- If the coating materials achieved from a single sample is
less than 10mg, the item would be exempted from the test.

*Extractable cadmium content in metal document review

CPSD-GB-00001-MTHD

Client requirement.
All accessible metal component that is a small part shall
not contain more than 200 micrograms of cadmium per
component.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing is allowed.
Compositing is not allowed.
Note:
- Test method and limit with reference to ASTM F963-11
section 4.3.5.2 (2) (c) and 8.3.5.5 (3)
In lieu of testing, test report can be submitted if dated
within ONE year

*Extractable cadmium content in metal

CPSD-AN-00564-MTHD

Client requirement
All accessible metal component that is a small part shall
not contain more than 200 micrograms of cadmium per
component.
Report actual results or include data table within report.
Component testing is allowed.
Compositing is not allowed.
Note:
- Actual testing is conducted if document is not submitted
with sample
- Test method and limit with reference to ASTM F963-11,
section 4.3.5.2 (2) (c) and 8.3.5.5 (3)
Client requirement

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*Formaldehyde content in textile

TEST METHODS
STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
CPSD-AN-00019-MTHD / JIS (a) The following components shall have absorbance (AL1041:2011
Ao) for formaldehyde content less than or equal to 0.03
(not exceed 10 ppm):
(i) All body fabric on apparel products for infants and
children less than or equal to 24 months,
(ii) All accessible fabric on non-apparel products for
infants and children less than or equal to 24 months,
(iii) Trim, including elastic, embroidery, ribbons/bows,
applique (including thread, backing and adhesive),
drawcords, patches, twill tape, etc for infants and children
less than or equal to 24 months
(iv) *OTB ["Over-The-Back" or fusible covering for
backside of embroidery] for infants and children less than
or equal to 24 months.
(b) The following components shall have formaldehyde
content not exceed 75ppm:
(i) All body fabric on apparel products for adults and
children greater than 24 months,
(ii) All accessible fabric on non-apparel products for
adults and children greater than 24 months,
(iii) Trim, including elastic, embroidery, ribbons/bows,
applique (including thread, backing and adhesive),
drawcords, patches, twill tape, etc. for adults and children
greater than 24 months.
(iv) *OTB ["Over-The-Back" or fusible covering for
backside of embroidery] for adults and children greater
than 24 months.

* California Proposition 65

Refer to
CATR-HL-PTCL-06572-US

Image Appendix
Category
Products for infants
and children less
than or equal to 24
months
Products for adults
and children greater
than 24 months
Products for all ages

Note:
1. Test method JIS A must be used for requirement (a).
2. Test method JIS B must be used for requirement (b).
3. For testing details for below age-graded products,
please refer to image appendix CATR formaldehyde
requirements.
a. Products for infants and children less than or equal to
24 months
b. Products for adults and children greater than 24
months
c. Products for all ages
4. Fabric or trim previously tested to the applicable
standards does not have to be tested again on the garment.
The previous test report number must be referenced on the
garment report. However, if the fabric was not tested to
the applicable standard, it will have to be retested in the
garment.
Client requirement
The sample shall be reviewed against the requirements of
California Proposition 65 to determine if additional testing
or labeling is required.

All countries
Conduct testing under requirement (a)

Conduct testing under requirement (b)


Conduct testing under requirement (a)
ONLY and report result for both
requirement (a) and (b)

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Dimensional Change of Fabrics/Garments after Home Laundering *

AATCC 135 & AATCC 150

CARTER'S SHRINKAGE STANDARDS

Fabric Type
Jersey
Double Knits
Interlock
Pique
1x1 Rib
Flatback Rib
All Other Ribs (2x2, 4x4)
Underwear Rib 1x1
Underwear Rib 2x2
Swiss Rib (cotton / polyester)
100% Silk Rib
Pointelle's (Bird's Eye)
Terry Knit
Jacquards
Fancies (combination,
i.e. rib / Pointelle)
Thermals (apparel)
Thermals (underwear)
Thermal (two tuck)
Thermal (Morgan Stitch three tuck)
Waffle Knit
100% Polyester - Fleece / Terry
100% Acrylic - Fleece / Terry
Berber (pile, pretumbled) - Fleece / Terry
Sherpa (pile, pretumbled) - Fleece / Terry
Brushed (napped, tucked) - Fleece / Terry
Sweat Fleece, 3-end
Sweat Fleece, 2-end
Velour (Knit)
French Terry
Ramie - Jersey
Ramie - 1x1 Rib
Ramie - All Other Ribs
Ramie - Interlock
Ramie - Pique
Ramie - Fancies
Cotton / Spandex Stretch
Cotton / Spandex Thermal
Warp Knit - Plain Tricot
Warp Knit - Plain Tricot - 100% Synthetic
Warp Knit - Plain Raschel
Warp Knit - Plain Raschel - 100% Synthetic
Synthetic Stretch
Canvas
Denim
Corduroy
Seersucker
Twill
Sheeting
Poplin
Flannel
Woven Terry
Velveteen
Sweaters
Other Fabrics Not Listed
*after three home laundry wash/dry cycles

100%
CVC
Cotton &
(Chief Value CVC After
Cotton)
Wash
7x6
4x3.5
6x6
3.5x3.5
7x6
5x5
8x6
5.5x3.5
8x8
5x5
8x8
5x5
9x9
5x5
8x9
5x5
9x9
5x5

8x8
7x7
9x9

8x8
7x7
9x9

5x5
5x5
5x5

50/50 & CVS


(Chief Value
Synthetic)
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
6x6
6x6
6x6
6x6
6x6
6x6
8x8
6x6
7x7
7x7

9x9
10x8
7x6
10x10
10x10
10x8

9x9
10x8
7x6
10x10
10x10
10x8

5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5

7x7
7x6
8x8
8x8
8x8
7x6

7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x6

7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x7
7x6
7x6
9x9
9x9
8x6
8x6
9x9

5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x3
4x4
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5

5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
6x6
6x6
5x5
5x5
7x7
5x5

100% Cotton
L% x W%
7x6
6x6
7x6
8x6
8x8
8x8
9x9
8x9
9x9

7x7

7x7

5x5

7x7

7x7

5x5

4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
5x5
8x8

4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
5x5
8x8

2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
2.5x2.5
3x3
3.5x3.5
5x5

100%
Polyester
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
6x6
6x6
6x6
6x6
6x6
8x8
6x6
5x5
7x7
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
7x6
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5
5x5

50/50, CVS &


100% Polyester
After Wash
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2

5x5

2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2

8x8
5x5
5x5
5x5

8x8
5x5
5x5
5x5

2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2

5x5
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
5x5
8x8

5x5
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
3x3
5x5
5x5

2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
2x2
5x5
3x3

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TEST METHODS
STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
Differential Shrinkage
Max. 2.0%
(lining to shell)
Remark: All color, color change, and colorfastness evaluations must be performed under CWF (Cool White Fluorescent) light.
If colorfastness to laundering or non-chlorine bleach ratings fails but the rating using the fluorescence suppressor passes,
please indicate both rating with & without suppressor and test results should indicate: (1) Acceptable with comment (2)
Change due to optical brightener
Colorfastness Properties1
To Laundering: Accelerated
AATCC 61 (No. IIA)
Shade
Self
1993 AATCC detergent
Alteration Staining Staining
(with fluorescent
All fabrics except as noted below
whitening agent)
Class 4.0 Class 3.5 Class 4.5
Tie Dyeing, Garment Dyeing,
Pigment Dyeing & Garment
Wash Denim
Class 3.0 Class 3.0 Class 4.0
Neon
To Crocking

Color Change to Flat Abrasion


(Frosting): Screen Wire Method

To light

Class 3.0

All fabrics except as noted below

Class 3.0 Class 3.0


Dry
Wet
Class 4.0 Class 3.0

Dark colorways on plain surface fabrics

Class 3.5 Class 2.5

AATCC 8

All denims, sulfur dyes, tie dyes, pigment


prints, raised fiber surface and pile fabrics
Denim and Dark colors
(color depth 2/1 & 1/1)

AATCC 119

Class 3.5 Class 2.0


Class 3.5

Medium colors and Light colors


(color depth 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 & 1/25)
Class 4.0
General (except neon color)
Class 3.5 at 10 hours Pass
Class 3.0 at 10 hours Satisfactory with Comment
Less than Class 3.0 at 10 hours - Fail

AATCC 16 Option 3
Modified

Swimwear & Outerwear (except neon color)

Class 4.0 at 10 hours

On Fluorescent (neon) dye swimwear and selected items of neon


colors:
Class 3.0 at 10 hours -no warning label needed - Pass
Class 2.0 at 10 hours -use warning label Satisfactory with
Comment
Less than Class 2.0 at 10 hours Fail
Hang Tag Warning: Due to intense nature of colors used in this
garment, fading may occur in prolonged exposure to light.
General & Neon
Class 3.0 (stain and color change)
Colorblock items & Swimwear Class 4.0 (stain and color change)
Class 3.0 (Self Staining)
Class 4.0

To Water

AATCC 107 Modified

To Non-chlorine Bleach: Spot Test

AATCC / ASTM
TS-001

To Chlorinated Pool
To Sea Water
To Saliva
To Dry Cleaning - 1 cycle (as
applicable)
To Perspiration

AATCC 162
AATCC 106 Modified
35 LMBG 82.10
AATCC R-003

Class 4.0 (stain and color change)


Class 4.0 (stain and color change)
Class 4.5
Class 4.5 (stain and color change)

AATCC 15

Class 4.0 (color change) & Class 3.5 (staining)

1 Special dyes, finishes and fabric treatments that produce unusual colorfastness results will be dealt with on an individual and end
use basis. Pigment dyes that cause crocking and bleeding must have hang tag and care label stating, "Color may transfer when new.
Wash before wearing, Wash with similar colors."

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TEST METHODS

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

Skewness from Automatic Home


Laundering
(3 home laundry wash/dry cycles)

Fabric : AATCC 179,


Option 2, for open width
fabric perform sidecenter-side as described in
AATCC 179 Section 6.2.3

Yarn Dyed Circular Fabrics Max. 3.0%


All Other Fabrics Max. 4.0%

As Per Care Instruction


As Per Care Instruction

Garments - Max. 3.0% of side seam length


No excessive puckering/ wrinkling, no button/snap loss, no open
seams, etc.
(i) Pass Carter's physical pilling reference standard.
(ii) If there is not an established Carter's physical pilling
reference standard, pilling rating must be 4.0 or better using
ADJD3512 photographic standards as described in ASTM
D3512 section 13, evaluation
(iii) Pilling appearance on face and back surfaces of the raised
sample are needed to review and comment.

Appearance After Laundering


(3 home laundry wash/dry cycles)

(iv) Color shade alteration Class 4.0 self-staining Class 4.5


(All fabrics except as noted below)
shade alteration Class 3.5 self-staining Class 4.0
(Tie Dyeing, Garment Dyeing, Pigment Dyeing &
Garment Wash Denim)
shade alteration Class 3.5, self- staining 4.0
(neon)

Panel Screen Print Durability


(Refer to Carters Tag-less Label Manual
for tag-less label requirements)

As Per Care Instruction

Standard Wet Print: Pigment and Plastisol


to home laundering
Standard Sublistatic Transfer Printing to
home laundering (sometimes called Paper
Print)

No deterioration after 3 washes at development and production


stages

Non-standard processes
(Examples: puff, gel, crystalline, glitter,
foil, flock, suede effect, high-density,
heat transfer, glow ink) to home laundry

At development stage
After 25 wash/dry cycles
-no deterioration of printing
-if glitter, 70% retention
-if flocking, no deterioration
-no peeling or delaminating
At production stage
After 3 wash/dry cycles
-no deterioration of printing
-if glitter, 70% retention
-if flocking, no deterioration
-no peeling or delaminating

ASTM D434 (1/4"


Resistance to Slippage of Yarns
7.0 oz./sq.yd.
opening)
20.0 lbs./in.
>7.0 oz./sq.yd.
25.0 lbs./in.
ASTM D1683
Failure in Sewn Seams:
Woven Apparel
Wovens <4.3 oz./sq.yd.
20.0 lbs/in
4.3 oz./sq.yd.
25.0 lbs/in.
ASTM D1683 Modified
Failure in Sewn Seams:
Knit Apparel
Knits <3.5 oz./sq.yd.
30% elongation and/or 7.0 lbs.
3.5 oz./sq.yd.
50% elongation and/or 7.0 lbs.
(Remark: Knit waist for one piece/ top or fancy seam. Use full width of garment instead of 3 inches gauge length. For detailed procedure,
refer to pages 41 & 42.)

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TEST METHODS

Strength at Stress Points


Wovens (Tops/Bottoms/Pockets)

ASTM D1683
10.0 lbs./20.0 lbs./
Functional - 15.0 lbs. Non-Functional 7 lbs.
5.0 lbs./10.0 lbs.
14 lbs. (whole circumference)

Knits (Tops/Bottoms)
Elastic Cuff/Bottom Opening

Snap Attachment Strength


Example Photo of
Snap Fastener Type

Description of Snap
Fastener Type
Segmented Socket

Split Ring Socket

S / Parallel Wire

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

BVS 1044

Typical Use
Infants and
Childrens
wear

Jeans

Outerwear

20.2 lbs./10 seconds


Snap Off Action Force
Specification by Supplier
13 to 16 Ligne
Scovill: 1.0 to 5.0 lbs
YKK: 1.0-5.0
Morito: 1.8-4.4
Prym: 1.0 5.0

Snap Off Action Force.


Carters Acceptable Range
13 to 16 Ligne

20 to 24 Ligne
Scovill: 2.0 to 7.0 lbs
YKK: 1.5 -6.0
Morito 1.8-3.5
Prym: 1.5-5.0 normal
Prym: 2.0-7.0 hard
19 Ligne
Scovill: 1.8 to 3.5 lbs
Morito 1.2-3.0
Prym: 1.5-3.5

20 to 24 Ligne

1.0 5.0 lbs.

1.5 7.0 lbs.

19 Ligne
1.2-3.5 lbs.

21 Ligne and up
21 Ligne up
Scovill: 2.5 to 4.5 lbs
YKK 1.0-5.0 (all)
1.0 7.0 lbs
Morito 1.2-3.3
Prym: 2.5-7.0
Note: OFF Snap Action is to be determined as described in ASTM D4846 and is to be measured after snapping
and unsnapping the fastener at least twice by hand.
Button Attachment Strength
Small Part Attachment Strength For
Decorative Trimming (Ribbon Bow,
Decorative Label, etc.)
Tensile Strength of Yarn For Decorative
Trimming (e.g. pompom, tassel, etc.)

BVS1023
BVS1023

20.2 lbs./10 seconds


20.2 lbs./10 seconds

ASTM D2256

Attachment yarn / thread must not be pulled loose


from its point of attachment before the thread
break. A minimum 1.5 lbs. yarn strength is
required.
Individual yarns in pompoms must be securely
attached to withstand a 1.5 lb. pulling force.
0-9M 2+/-0.2 in-lbs
12M & Up 3 +/- 0.2 in-lbs

Torqueing Strength For All Decorative


Trimming (Ribbon Bow, Decorative Label,
etc.)
After 1 wash (As per Carter's care instruction)
Surface Water Absorption of Terry
Fabrics
Absorbency of Bleached Textiles
Water Resistance: Rain Test if claimed or
Bibs: Moisture Barrier, Barrier Side
Water Repellence: Spray Test
Outerwear if claimed

Note: Test face side only of non-reversible bibs


ASTM D4772

AATCC 79
AATCC 35
AATCC 22

Terry Surface Fabric Bibs and Bath Items


100% Cotton : Min. 50% absorbent
CVC : Min. 30% absorbent
Plain Surface Fabric Bibs and Bath Items
Max. 5 seconds
Original - 1 gram max.
Bibs: Original and after 3 washes - 1 gram max.
Original-90, 3 washes-80

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TEST METHODS

Appearance of Fabric

AATCC 124
AATCC 88B

Seam Smoothness
-Side Seam, Inseam, Pocket
- Zipper
Crease Retention
pH (all colors)
Nickel spot test

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

AATCC 88C
AATCC 81

1 wash
4.0

5 washes
3.5

3.5
4.0
4.0

3.0
3.5
3.5

5-8

PD CR 12471:2002 / CPSD- [Qualitative]


AN-00013-MTHD
[Finished products only]
[Skin contact]

Nickel release

Skin Contact Metal Components - Negative Test Results


(Data only)
94/27/EC / 2004/96/EC / EN [Quantitative]
1811 / EN 12472 / CPSD[components only]
AN-00014-MTHD
[if Nickel Spot test is positive]

Corrosion Resistance

ASTM B117 G85 (Mod.)

Cannot exceed 0.5 micrograms/cm per week.


Shall Withstand 24 Hours In 1% Salt Spray (Fog) With
No Major Corrosion Or Visual Change. Modification =
1% Salt

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PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

TEST METHODS

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

Material Analysis
Clarity
- Luminous Transmittance,
Illuminate C, Observer at 10
- Haze
Thickness
Seam Strength

STIR

Plasticized PE

ASTM D1003

89.5%
14%
0.003 (+0.0006 0.0003)

ASTM D882
(1 wide specimens, 2
inch/minute speed)

7.0 lbs/inch

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Fusible Covering for Backside of Embroidery


also known as Over-The-Back (OTB)
Background:
Many embroidery designs contain a high number of stitches concentrated in a small area. This can
lead to an unacceptable roughness inside the garment. This roughness can be particularly irritating
when the embroidery is on the chest or other sensitive areas.
All embroideries are to be covered on the backside with the following exceptions:
Garment washed products where properly set backing delaminates after washing
All over Schiffli designs
When backing can not be used due to the above or other conditions, the embroidery or garment is to
be designed so there is no roughness against the skin. In such case, the revised design must be
approved by Carters QA department.

Objective:
Develop a means to eliminate roughness and irritation to the wearer without unnecessarily restricting
embroidery designs.
Conclusion:
Extensive product development research and evaluation of a wide variety of fusible materials has
identified four products suitable and approved for use on Carters products.
Items CT5115, CT8118 and CT8120 from PCC (Precision Custom Coatings)
Items PD9333, PD9233, AP08 and PD9223 from Freudenberg (Vilene)
All are tricot knits with a fusible coating on one side. Carters considers similar non-woven products
unsuitable due to fabric stretch, garment life expectancy and competitive concerns.

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Application:
Regardless of the item used (PCC or Freudenberg), application with the appropriate dwell time,
pressure and temperature conditions is critical to achieve a durable bond to the fabric and prevent debonding during the expected life of the garment. These conditions are best controlled using presses
designed for this purpose. Hand ironing is not considered a satisfactory method since the above
variables cannot be adequately controlled.
Vendors Material Specifications
Type
Fiber
CT5115 Circular Knit Polyester
CT8118 Circular Knit Polyester
CT8120 Circular Knit Polyester
PD9333 Circular Knit Polyester
AP08
Circular Knit Polyester
PD9223 Circular Knit Polyester
PD9233 Circular Knit Polyester
*JIS L1041 Method A: Af=Al-Ao.

Adhesive Coating
Polyamide (23 mesh)
Polyamide (17 mesh)
Polyamide (17 mesh)
Polyamide (85 dots/cm2)
Polyamide (48 dots/cm2)
Polyamide (85 dots/cm2)
Polyamide (140 dots/cm2)

Vendors Fusing Recommendations


Temperature (Fuse Line)
CT5115
250-270 F, 121-132 C
CT8118
241-270 F, 116-132 C
CT8120
261-280 F, 127-138 C
PD9333
261-280 F, 127-138 C
AP08
261-280 F, 127-138 C
PD9223
261-280 F, 127-138 C
PD9233
261-280 F, 127-138 C

Dwell Time
12-14 sec
10-12 sec
11-13 sec
12 sec
12 sec
12-15 sec
12-15 sec

Total Weight
47 gms/m2
53 gms/m2
54 gms/m2
50 gms/m2
61 gms/m2
50 gms/m2
48 gms/m2

Formaldehyde*
Af<0.03
Af<0.03
Af<0.03
Af<0.03
Af<0.03
Af<0.03
Af<0.03

Pressure
3-4 bar, 44-58 psi
2-4 bar, 29-58 psi
2.5-3.5 bar, 36-65 psi
2-4 bar, 29-58 psi
2-4 bar, 29-58 psi
2-4 bar, 29-58 psi
2-4 bar, 29-58 psi

Coverage:
Covering MUST extend at least one half inch () beyond the embroidery in all directions and no
harsh or abrasive portion is to be left uncovered. For extra attachment security, covering may extend
into seams under the following conditions:
If OTB is stitched on two sides, the top MUST also be stitched.
o Stitching along top side must be an existing design seam, not an additional seam
(example: shoulder, collar or yoke seams are OK)
If OTB is stitched on top and bottom, the sides may be left unstitched.

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How to determine if bonding (fusing) is sufficient:


Test procedure: Standard Test Methods for Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel Fabrics, ASTM D
2724
Test conditions: after three wash dry cycles following garment care instructions.
(Note: standard care instructions are: Machine Wash Warm, Tumble Dry Medium. Other care
instructions may, from time to time, be used at Carters direction).
Performance requirements:
10 ounces per inch.
No puckering, crack marks, bubbling, blisters, wrinkles or de-bonding resulting from washing.
No differential shrinkage between backing material and garment fabric affecting garment
appearance.

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Zipper Performance
Zipper Performance Specification
Fastener class (see remark)

1-2
3-4
Chain crosswise strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061

Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil

75
55

Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil

120
65

30
55
75
85
Separating unit crosswise strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061

Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil

5-6-7

20

20

20
20
20
20
10
13
Slider pull pull-off strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061
30
35
30
30
20.2
25
20.2
20.2
Slider pull twist-off strength (in-lbs.) ASTM F963/16 CFR 1500

8-9

10

120
85

140
85

175
95

85
140

110
175

130
200

25

30

30

25
25
25

30
35
40

30
45
45

40
35
35
45

50
50
40
50

60
60
50
50

Brass

3.8

3.8

4.0

5.0

5.0

Aluminum
Molded Plastic

3.8
3.8

3.8
3.8

4.0
4.0

5.0
5.0

5.0
5.0

3.8
3.8
Top stop strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061
15
17
15
17

4.0

5.0

6.0

20
20

30
30

15
17
15
17
Bottom stop strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061
15
15

20
20

30
30

35
35
35

20
20
20
20

25
25
25
25

30
30
30
30

13.2
13.2

13.2
13.2

15.4
n/a

7.7

13.2

15.4

6.6

13.2

15.4

Coil
Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil
Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil
Brass
Aluminum
Molded Plastic
Coil

15
15
15
15
15
15
Slider Lock Holding Strength (lbs.) ASTM D2061
8.8
19.8
8.4
8.8
n/a

6.6

4.4
4.4
Operability (Open/Close) (lbs.) ASTM D2062

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Brass

0.66

0.77

0.99

n/a

1.76

Aluminum
Molded Plastic

0.66
n/a

0.77
1.1

0.88
1.54

n/a
1.54

1.76
1.98

Coil

1.1

0.88

1.1

n/a

1.98

(Remark: For YKK styles, Class 1-2: 3MG/3MA/2CC/3CC; Class 3-4: 3YG/3YAN/3VS/3CF;
Class 5-7: 4YG/5YG/5RG/5YAN/5VS/4VS/45CF/5CN/7MG/7MA/8CF/8MG/8MA; Class 8-9: 8VS; Class 10: 10MG/10MA/10VF/10CF)

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Procedure For Seam Stretchability At Waist

Front Panel

Back Panel

Cut off side seam to separate front panel and back panel.

Clip the edge of front panel.


Reset the gauge length of Instron.

Measure the gauge length for


Stretchability test (e.g. 9.125 inch).

The result is 7.01 lbs. @ 56.7% elongation (5.176


9.125x100%), which meets the requirement (>3.5
oz/yd:7 lbs./50% elongation@ break; <3.5 oz/yd:
7 lbs./30% elongation@ break)

Start to pull.

Then we test the back panel following the same steps as the front panel.
(Please remind the vendor to submit one more garment sample for such test due to cutting of the garment sample. However, we can
keep another whole garment sample if Carter/Agent/Vendor requests to review the appearance/shrinkage after washing of the garment
sample.)

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Procedure For Seam Stretchability Of Fancy Seam

Separate front panel. Clip the edge of arm


hole.

Reset the gauge length of Instron.


Measure the gauge length (e.g 8.0 inch).

Start to pull and the result should meet either


7 lbs./50% elongation @ break if fabric
weight >3.5 oz/yd, or 7 lbs./30% elongation
@ break if fabric weight <3.5 oz/yd.

Refer to this case, the sample is stretched at


elongation 62.7% (5.015"8"x100%) &
loading 2.07 lbs., but there is still no seam
failure. However, there is a limited traverse
distance of the Instron (about 20" including
the length of the sample). Therefore, we will
stop pulling while the results meet the
requirement at over 50% elongation, and we
will report >60% elongation in this case.

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Seam Stretchability (Whole Circumference) For Elastic Cuff or Elastic Bottom Opening

L Clamp

Use L Clamp to hold the cuff at relaxed


state.

Place the L Clamp in Instron.

Start to pull and the result should be meet 14


lbs. (due to circumference stretch: front &
back layer).

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Same step as elastic cuff for elastic bottom opening

Use L Clamp to hold the elastic bottom at


relaxed state.

Start to pull, and the requirement is same


as elastic cuff.

In this case, the result is 10.77 lbs,


which is below the requirement of 14 lbs.

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SAFE PRODUCT REVIEW

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Safe Product Review


Small Parts / Choking Hazards
Any item intended for children ages 3 and under that does not meet Section 4.6 of ASTM F963 or CFR Title
16, Part 1501, is classified as a small part if the object fits into the small parts cylinder (see below). It is
considered a potential choking hazard and must withstand a 20.2 pound pull force.
Determination of the terms fit into the small parts cylinder.

Garments in sizes 4-6x / 4-7 with any decorative embellishment having cords / ties / belts made from a metal
chain must be labelled with the below hangtag.

Functional hardware (such as buttons, snaps, etc.) must always pass the required 20.2 pound pull force and so
can never use this hangtag.
Note: All stone (or other object) washed garments must be thoroughly inspected after the garment washing
process and all stones removed.

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Small Parts Hazard Testing


The purpose of small parts hazard testing is to determine if parts attached to the garment, such as: buttons,
bows, snaps, buckles, patches, appliqus, or other functional or decorative items which can be removed by
force. It is frequently true that small pieces of the attachment may be removed by force, without the entire
attachment coming off. This is demonstrated in the photos below. These situations are not considered
hazardous.
Single yarn tests for fringes and pompoms are considered a different situation. Requirements for those items are
stated elsewhere in this document.

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Sharp Point / Edge Testing


Non-functional or functional sharp points or any sharp edges are not permitted on any product, packaging,
or hardware intended for children sizes 0-7.
Non-functional sharp points or any sharp edges are not permitted on any product, packaging, or hardware
intended for children sizes 8-18. Functional sharp points (i.e. fastening pins) are permitted on sizes 8-18.

To prevent scratching, no hook and loop, or fastening tape with sharp corners may be applied to any
merchandise.
No monofilament threads are allowed in the assembly of any product.
Zippers
1. Zippers MUST have Fully Autolock or Semi-Autolock sliders.
2. Zippers must meet all required strength tests as shown earlier in the Manual.
3. Metal zippers that come in contact with the skin must have a zipper guard behind the zipper (facing
the body) to prevent injury.
4. All components must not contain any toxic elements.
5. If zippers have a surface coating, they must contain no more lead than is allowed as stated earlier in
this Manual.
6. All components MUST be non-ferrous.
7. All zippers MUST be sourced as a complete unit (zipper, top stop, slider and bottom stop).
8. Top and bottom stops are required for all zippers. They may be plastic or metal (see coil zippers
exception below). However, if metal stops are used, the prongs must face away from the body or be
covered with fabric to prevent injury (scratching).
9. Coil zippers MUST have molded plastic tops and bottom stops unless cut-to-size zippers are used.
In this case, metal claw stops are allowed, but the prongs must face away from the body or be
covered with fabric to prevent injury (scratching).
10. Invisible or concealed zippers are not allowed on sizes 0-5T for Wal-Mart or Sams Club garments.
They are allowed for Carters, Inc., garments as a back closure only.
11. Zipper Top Stop Security to examine and ensure the top stop of separable zippers is functional and
can withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force minimum.
12. All zipper pulls on Sleepwear items for sizes 0-3T MUST be solid (no holes allowed).
13. All holes in zipper pulls used on TOPS (excluding Sleepwear) for sizes 0-3T must have
dimensions of at least 6 millimeters across at its widest point and 4 millimeters across
at its longest point (as per below sketch). Holes MUST be elliptical in shape (one
dimension greater than the other) to avoid finger entrapment issues.

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Separable Zipper - Zipper Slider is to be checked for top stop effectiveness.


Example of style with separable zipper

Close-up of top of zipper

When unzipped, the slider must not be removable with less than 20.2 pounds of pull force. It is not acceptable
for any slider that can be manipulated and removed from the garment.

Decorative Sliders, Pulls and Tabs for Zippers:


1. Sliders, pulls and tabs must meet all required strength tests and shown earlier in this Manual.
2. Two-piece zipper pulls / tabs (indirect attachment pulls) are not allowed on sizes 0-5T.
3. All sliders, pulls and tabs must be attached to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force. Slider / pull / tab will
be classified as a small parts hazard if it can fit into the small parts cylinder.
4. If ring pulls / open design pulls are used, the inside diameter of the ring can be no larger than:
0-5T not permitted on Playwear and Sleepwear
4 & above 1 max on Playwear and not permitted on Sleepwear
5. Fabric pulls must be secured through the eye of the zipper pull with a bartack and tacked down the
center to avoid a finger entanglement.
6. No looped pulls may be used. All pulls MUST be 1 ply or 2 plies sewn together so no loop is formed.
7. Filled pulls are not allowed on sizes 0-5T. They are allowed on sizes 4 and above as long as they are
sewn down on all sides.
8. Decorative fabric pulls / tabs may be attached to zipper pull tabs on:
Pockets
Zipper of leg / sleeve panels
Center front plackets
Sleeve / cuff opening of shirt / jacket (larger than 9 months but can be no longer than 1)
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Bottom hem of skirt, skort, short or pant (larger than 9 months but can be no longer than 1)
They may not be attached to zipper pull-tabs on:
Sleeve / cuff opening of shirt / jacket (sizes 0-9 months)
Bottom hem of skirt, skort, short or pant (sizes 0-9 months)
9. Length of fabric pulls / tabs for all areas other than sleeve / cuff opening of shirt / jacket and bottom hem
of skirt, skort, short or pant mentioned above:
End of long skirts / trousers 1 max
End of long sleeves
1 max
At center plackets
1 max
All other locations
2 max
10. Length of elastic decorative pulls / tabs in their relaxed states:
0-4/7
Not permitted
7-16 / 8-18
1 max
11. Plastic and rubber pulls ARE NOT allowed on sizes 0-5T. They are allowed on sizes 4 and above with a
maximum length of 2 .
12. All components must not contain any toxic elements.
13. If components or hardware have a surface coating, they must contain no more lead than is allowed as
stated earlier in this Manual.
14. All components MUST be non-ferrous.
15. The components and hardware can have no sharp edges, rough edges or exposed prongs and must be
free of oxidation, rust or other types of corrosion.
Buttons
1. Buttons must pass the required 20.2 pounds of pull force. Button will be classified as a small parts
hazard if it can fit into the small parts cylinder.
2. All Buttons MUST be lock stitched and able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
Bobbin thread is to be a tonal match to the needle thread with sufficient tonal difference to easily see the
difference between needle and bobbin thread. Do not use a contrasting bobbin thread.
3. Fabric and two-piece buttons may NOT be used for garments sizes 0-5T.
4. Buttons may only be attached using spun polyester sewing thread.
5. Buttons may not be made of wood, cork, leather, mother of pearl (shell) or glass materials.
6. All components must not contain any toxic elements.
7. If components or hardware have a surface coating, they must contain no more lead than is allowed as
stated earlier in this Manual.
8. The components and hardware can have no sharp edges, rough edges or exposed prongs and must be
free of oxidation, rust or other types of corrosion.
Toggles / Toggle Buttons
1. Toggles may be used on all sizes of childrens clothing.
2. All toggles MUST be lock stitched and able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force. A toggle will be
classified as a small parts hazard if it can fit into the small parts cylinder.
3. All components must not contain any toxic elements.
4. If components or hardware have a surface coating, they must contain no more lead than is allowed as
stated earlier in this Manual.
5. All components must be non-ferrous.
6. Toggles may not be made of wood, cork, leather, mother of pearl (shell) or glass materials.
7. Toggles may only be used on functional drawstrings / ties, non-functional drawstrings/ ties, functional
cords / ties and non-functional cords / ties that have no free ends.
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8. Toggles cannot be positioned at the knees or any other place where the possibility of injury and wearing
discomfort exists.
9. A loop may be used to attach a toggle button to a garment and fasten a toggle button. However, the
total circumference of the loop cannot exceed 3. Also, the loop MUST be bartacked as close to the
toggle as possible while still allowing functionality.
10. The components and hardware can have no sharp edges, rough edges or exposed prongs and must be
free of oxidation, rust or other types of corrosion.
Pig Nose Toggles (Cord Locks) / Spring Loaded Toggles
1. Cord Locks may be used as below on childrens clothing:
Decorative
Functional (at waist)
0-9 months
Yes
No
12-24 months
Yes
No
2T-18
Yes
Yes
2. When used as a decorative attachment:
Cord must be securely attached to the garment
Elastic cords may only be used on sizes above 12 months
Must be securely contained within the loop so it can not be removed
Cord and toggle MUST sit flush to the garment
Cord must be bartacked no more than 3/8 from the point of exit
3. When used as a functional attachment:
Cord must be securely attached to the garment with a bartack to eliminate the cord being pulled
from the garment
The circumference of the loop formed by the cord lock cannot be any longer than 3 visible when
the garment is cinched to the body and must fully retract when the waist is extended
Must be securely contained within the loop so it can not be removed
4. Cannot be attached to a continuous drawstring.
5. Are not allowed in the hood or neck area.
Snaps, Grommets, Hasp / Sliders, D-Rings, Hook and Eye and Other Metal Hardware
1. All snap, grommets and hardware used must be attached, and if necessary, a reinforcement fabric used
so that the hardware can withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force; otherwise, hardware will be classified as a
small parts hazard if it can fit into the small parts cylinder.
2. Press fasteners can be made of metal or plastic. However, if made from plastic, they must be preapplied to a twill tape and then applied to the garment.
3. Metal hardware cannot be positioned in the knee safety zone area due to the possibility of injury and
wearing discomfort:
Newborn (Size 0) = Rectangle measuring 3 length x 3 width
NB/Infant (Sizes 3m, 6m, 9m, 12m, 18m) = Rectangle measuring3 length x 3 width
Infant (Sizes 24m, 36m, 48m) = Rectangle measuring 5 length x 4 width
Toddler (Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) = Rectangle measuring 5 length x 4 width
Childrens (Sizes 4, 5, 6, 6X-7) = Rectangle measuring 5 length x 4 width
Point of measurement = Place center point of rectangle safety zone over the center point of
the knee placement.
Note: The Knee Safety Zone Area includes an allowance for partial shift during product wear.
Knee placement is determined by the body standards used during product development.
Knee placement and application of the Safety Zone area may vary due to garment design and/or
pattern specifications.
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4. Hasp / Sliders and D-Rings are required to be welded closed to eliminate small parts hazards with the
exception of the Twist Loop Hardware from Mississippi Trading, Inc.
5. If D-ring pulls are used, the inside diameter of the ring can be no larger than:
0-5T not permitted
46x / 4-7 1 max
7-16 / 8-18 1 max
6. Hasp / Sliders and D-Rings must be secured in such a way so they can not be detached from the garment
and must be attached close enough to the garment to prevent any entrapments.
7. D-rings are NOT permitted at the free end of any ties on a garment.
8. All components and hardware must be attached using approved mechanical machinery. It cannot be
applied by hand with the exception of the hook and eye closure.
9. All components must not contain any toxic elements and must be constructed of ferrous metals.
10. If components or hardware have a surface coating, they must contain no more lead than is allowed as
stated earlier in this Manual.
11. The components must withstand washing and drying by the suggested care instructions with no
degradation to the product.
12. The components and hardware can have no sharp edges, rough edges or exposed prongs and must be
free of oxidation, rust or other types of corrosion.
Hook and Loop Closures
1. Hook and loop closures must be lock-stitched securely and able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
2. Only the loop part of the fastener may come in contact with the skin.
3. The hook and loop closure can have no sharp edges or rough edges. All corners must be rounded to
avoid injury.
4. The lowest profile hook and loop fastener that will perform the purpose must be used to minimize
abrasiveness.
Rosettes / Bows, Appliqus and Other Embroidered Decoration
1. All rosettes, bows and appliqus must be attached to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force. All will be
classified as a small parts hazard if it can fit into the small parts cylinder.
2. Rosettes, bows and appliqus must be firmly sewn into the fabric. They cannot be glued, fused or
bonded onto the fabric without the use of an additional security stitch.
3. Embroidered or any other decoration with an abrasive backside that comes into direct contact with the
skin must have a backing material (OTB) to prevent scratching and must pass the required bonding
strength test as stated earlier in this Manual.
Pompoms / Tassels
1. No metal components may be used when manufacturing pompoms.
2. Pompoms / tassels must withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
3. Pompoms / tassels must be firmly sewn into the fabric. They cannot be glued, fused or bonded onto the
fabric.
4. If used on a Wal-Mart / Sams Club garment, they may not be made from hand knitting or sweater yarns
if for sizes 0-5T.
5. Stuffed pompoms made from fabric are allowed, but must be completely enclosed in a lining.
6. May not be attached to the end of a drawstring, cord, scarf or tie with free ends.
7. No pompoms or, tassels can be used on the crown of a hat/cap with individual ties or loose hanging
chinstrap. If there are no loose hanging chinstraps or individual ties, they are allowed on the crown.

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Fringe on Embroidered Designs


1. Fringe must withstand 1.5 pounds of pull force when pulled individually.
2. Fringe length can be no longer than 3/8:
3. Fringe must withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force when pulled together.
Fringe on Edges of Garments
1. Fringe must withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force when pulled together.
2. Fringe must withstand 1.5 pounds of pull force when pulled individually.
Belt Loops
Must lie flat against the garment and not exceed 3 in total loop length to reduce entrapment risk..
For Wal-Mart / Sams Club, belt loop can be no longer than 1 between bartacks.
Locker Loops
1. MUST be located in the center back neck on the inside of the garment.
2. MUST not exceed 3 in total loop length.
Hanger Loops
1. Not permitted on sizes 0-5T.
2. For sizes 4 & up, loops should be constructed of clear elastic tape that will break away under the weight
of the child.
3. Can be no longer than 3 in total loop length.
Hammer Loops
1. Must be secured in seam and pockets with reinforced stitching and must lie flat against the garment.
2. Must be secured on the underside at the center of the fold with a bartack.
3. Exposed length of hammer loop cannot exceed 3 from the pocket or side seam to the end of the
bartack.
4. Loop must be folded so that the horizontal length is on top of the vertical length and must be topstitched
to the side seam to ensure it remains flat.
5. Entire loop must be sewn down on sizes 0-24 mos.
Button Loops
Allowed but should only be as long as required for fastening with a maximum length of 3 in
circumference.
Loop Labels
1. Must be secured in the seam of the garment.
2. Can be no longer than 1 in length.
3. Can extend no more than 1 from garment; however, if the label extends out more than 3/8 from the
garment, it
must be stitched across perpendicular to the garment in order to prevent a finger entanglement.
Drawstrings, Cords and Ties on Childrens Clothing
1. Functional Drawstring Any non-retractable cord, ribbon, or tape of any material with 2 loose ends to
pull together / adjust parts of outerwear to provide for closure or to adjust the size of the garment
opening. When allowed:
a. Must be able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
b. Cannot emerge from the back of the garment.
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c. Cannot be tied at the back of the garment.


d. End MUST be secured with a heat seal, a laser cut, double turned and secured with a lock stitch
or a plastic sleeve which will withstand 22.5 pounds of force (pull test).
e. Toggles and knots not allowed on free ends.
f. Beads may not be used for sizes 0-5T. They may be used on sizes 4 and above provided they are
not at the free ends. If used on sizes 4-7, the warning label for a potential choking hazard must
be used.
g. If used on the lower edge of the garment, the drawstring cannot hang below the bottom hem of
the garment.
h. Drawstrings should be secured to the garment at its midpoint so that the string cannot be pulled
out through one side and become an entrapment hazard.
i. Functional drawstrings that finish below the hip cannot hang below the hem of the garment.
They must be contained inside the garment or lie flat to the garment.
j. Not allowed on the hem of a garment if it finishes at or below the ankle or below the elbow.

FUNCTIONAL DRAWSTRING

Hood / Neck Area

0-24 Months
Not Permitted

2T and above
Not Permitted

Waist Area (Tops)

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Waist Area (Bottoms)

Not Permitted

At Hem (below the waist and


above the ankle)
At Sleeves (above the elbow
including shoulder around the
circumference of the arm)
At Sleeves (below the elbow)

No more than 3 visible when


garment is fully extended
No more than 3 visible when
garment is fully extended

Not Permitted
Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

2. Continuous Drawstring Any textile or non-textile material that passes through a channel around the
total circumference of the garment and has no loose ends. It is used to adjust the size of the garment
opening.
CONTINUOUS DRAWSTRING
Not Permitted on any size on any area of the garment
3. Non-functional (Decorative) Drawstring, Cord or Tie any textile or non-textile material with 2 loose
ends that has no drawstring functionality and is not used to adjust the size of the garment opening or to
fasten the garment. When allowed:
a. Must be able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
b. Cannot emerge from the back of the garment.
c. Cannot be tied at the back of the garment.
d. End MUST be secured with a heat seal, a laser cut, double turned and secured with a lock stitch
or a plastic sleeve which will withstand 22.5 pounds of force (pull test).
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e. Toggles and knots not allowed on free ends.


f. Beads may not be used for sizes 0-5T. They may be used on sizes 4 and above provided they are
not at the free ends. If used on sizes 4-7, the warning label for a potential choking hazard must
be used.
g. If used on the lower edge of the garment, the drawstring, cord or tie cannot hang below the
bottom hem of the garment.
h. Non-functional drawstrings, cords or ties that finish below the hip cannot hang below the hem of
the garment. They must be contained inside the garment or lie flat to the garment.
i. Not allowed on the hem of a garment if it finishes at or below the ankle or below the elbow.
j. Non-functional drawstrings, cords or ties at the sleeves that are above the elbow including the
shoulder should be secured:
Through a button hole or eyelet with a bartack no further than from the hole OR
On the outside of a sleeve with a bartack OR
As a continuation of the trim along the sleeve
NONFUNCTIONAL (DECORATIVE) DRAWSTRING, CORD OR TIE

Hood / Neck Area


Waist Area (Tops)
- Open down
center front

- Closed down
center front

Waist Area
(Bottoms)

At Hem (below the


waist and above
the ankle)
At Sleeves (above
the elbow
including shoulder)
At Sleeves (below
the elbow)

0-24 Months

2T-5T

4-18

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

No longer than 4
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.
No longer than 4 and
must be securely attached
with a bartack from the
exit point.
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.
No longer than 3
*Not permitted on styles for
Wal-Mart or Sams Club
No longer than 3
*Not permitted on styles for
Wal-Mart or Sams Club

No longer than 5
* can be no longer than 3 on
styles for Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.
No longer than 5 and
must be securely attached
with a bartack from the
exit point.
* can be no longer than 3 on
styles for Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.
No longer than 3
*Not permitted on styles for
Wal-Mart or Sams Club
No longer than 3
*Not permitted on styles for
Wal-Mart or Sams Club

No longer than 5
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.
No longer than 5 and
must be securely attached
with a bartack from the
exit point.
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.
No longer than 3
*Not permitted on styles for
Wal-Mart or Sams Club
No longer than 5
**Not permitted on styles
for Wal-Mart or Sams Club

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

4. Functional Cord / Tie Any textile or non-textile material attached to the outside of the garment and is
used to adjust the size of the garment opening or to fasten the garment. When allowed:
a. Must be able to withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
b. Cannot emerge from the back of the garment.
c. Cannot be tied at the back of the garment.
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d. Cannot be made of metal chain for sizes 0-5T. For sizes 4 & up, can be made of chain, but must
break away under the weight of the child AND have the small parts warning tag as stated earlier
in the Manual.
e. End MUST be secured with a heat seal, a laser cut, double turned and secured with a lock stitch
or a plastic sleeve which will withstand 22.5 pounds of force (pull test).
f. Toggles and knots not allowed on free ends.
g. Beads may not be used for sizes 0-5T. They may be used on sizes 4 and above provided they are
not at the free ends. If used on sizes 4-7, the warning label for a potential choking hazard must
be used.
h. If used on the lower edge of the garment, the cord / tie can not hang below the bottom hem of the
garment.
i. Functional cords / ties that finish below the hip can not hang below the hem of the garment.
They must be contained inside the garment or lie flat to the garment.
j. Not allowed on the hem of a garment if it finishes at or below the ankle or below the elbow.
k. Functional cords / ties at the sleeves that are above the elbow including the shoulder should be
secured:
Through a button hole or eyelet with a bartack no further than from the hole OR
On the outside of a sleeve with a bartack OR
As a continuation of the trim along the sleeve

FUNCTIONAL CORD / TIE


Hood / Neck Area

0-24 Months
Not Permitted

Waist Area (Tops)


- Open down center front

Not Permitted

- Closed down center front

Waist Area (Bottoms)

At Hem (below the waist


and above the ankle)
At Sleeves (above the
elbow including shoulder)
At Sleeves (below the
elbow)

No longer than 4
* can be no longer than
3 on styles for
Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.
No longer than 4
* can be no longer than
3 on styles for
Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.

2T 5T
Not Permitted

4-18
Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted
No longer than 5
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.
No longer than 5
* can be no longer than 3
on styles for Wal*Mart or
Sams Club.

No longer than 5
* can be no longer than
3 on styles for
Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.
No longer than 5
* can be no longer than
3 on styles for
Wal*Mart or Sams
Club.

No longer than 3

No longer than 3

No longer than 3

No longer than 3

No longer than 3

No longer than 5

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

Not Permitted

**Measurement is taken from the point of attachment.


5. Elastic Cord / Tie Cord with high stretchability and complete or nearly complete recovery.
Not permitted in the hood and neck area of the garment.
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6. Halter Neck Cord / Tie Functional cord worn around the back of the neck to hold the garment together
leaving the back and shoulders bare:
a. No free ends allowed in the head / neck area
b. Hook and loop, self fabric, buttons or snap closure required
7. Rouching Considered a functional drawstring/tie and should be measured as the maximum length of
the visible drawstring/tie from the exit point when the drawstring/tie is not rouched and fully extended.
Maximum allowed length of the rouching drawstring/tie:
0-5T Not permitted
4 & above 3
8. Retractable Cords
In the head, neck, waist and bottom areas:
a. Fully retractable drawstrings/ties are exempt from ASTM specifications / CPSC guidelines.
b. CPSC recommends eliminating the use of toggles, knots or other attachments at the free end
c. If a cord lock is used, the CPSC recommends that it lies flat against the garment
d. The CPSC has determined that elastic cords should have no more than 1 protruding from the
opening when fully extended
Fixed Bows
1. Must be secured at the center with at least one bartack.
2. End MUST be secured with a heat seal, a laser cut, or double turned and secured with a lock stitch.
3. No toggles or knots at the ends of tails.
4. Must be securely attached to the garment.
5. Must withstand 20.2 pounds of pull force.
0-24 Months
Loop
Tail

2T-5T

4-18

Loop

Tail

Loop

Tail

Hood / Neck Area

Chest Area

Waist / Hip Area

Leg Above Knee

Leg Below Knee

Sleeve Above Elbow (Inc Shoulder)

Sleeve Below Elbow

Lace Up Ties
Must be securely attached at exit points for sizes 0-5T, and at the midpoint of the tie for all other sizes.
Sashes & Thin Ties
The following are definitions and acceptable applications for sashes and thin ties:
A sash is a textile or non-textile material that is to be worn around the waist area of a garment and ties
in a bow or some manner. To be classified as a sash, the width must be at least 1 for all sizes.
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A thin tie is a textile or non-textile material that to be worn around the waist area of a garment and ties
in a bow or some manner. Thin ties are not allowed on sizes 0-5T, but are allowed on sizes 4 & up.
Thin ties have a width less than 1 .
Characteristics of an acceptable sash / thin tie are:
1) Intended to be tied at the back of the garment
2) Must be permanently and securely attached to the garment (preferably in the side seams)
3) The tips of the sash must be clean finished without any knots.
4) Cannot measure more than 14 when untied and measuring from the point of where it is to be tied
5) May be functional or non-functional
6) It is recommended to have loops near center back so if becomes untied it does not hang below hem.
Belts
All belts for sizes 0-5T produced for Wal-Mart & Sams Club must be permanently and securely attached at
the waist of the garment so they cannot be removed.
Attached belts without buckles
1) Can hang no longer than the bottom hem of the garment when untied (measured from the last belt loop).
2) Cannot measure more than 14 when untied and measuring from the point of where it is to be tied.
Attached belts with buckles
1) When buckled in the middle hole, the strap end of the belt must not exceed 3 for sizes 0-5T (measured
from where the strap exits the buckle to the end).
2) Buckles / D-rings are not allowed on sizes 0-5T.
3) When buckled in the middle hole, the strap end of the belt must not exceed 5 for sizes 4-16 (girls)
and sizes 4-18 (boys) (measured from where the strap exits the buckle to the end).
Non-attached belts without buckles
1) Can hang no longer than the bottom hem of the garment when untied (measured from the last belt loop).
2) Must have belt loops at both side seams to prevent the belt from being a trip hazard when untied.
3) Cannot measure more than 14 when untied and measuring from the point of where it is to be tied.
Non-attached belts with buckles
1) When buckled in the middle hole, the strap end of the belt must not exceed 5 for sizes 4-16 (girls)
and sizes 4-18 (boys) (measured from where the strap exits the buckle to the end).
2) D-Rings are allowed to be used as buckles.
Belts on Childrens Bathrobes
1) Can be no less than 1 in width.
2) Must be securely and permanently attached to the garment so they can not be removed.
3) Can hang no longer than the bottom hem of the garment when untied.
4) Can measure no longer than 14 from the point where the belt is tied to the end of the loose end.
Adjustable Waistbands
Must be secured to the garment with a bartack to prevent the band from being pulled out.

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Hats and Caps


1) Chinstraps are permitted provided they are not continuous. The strap must be able to be separated when
force is applied.
2) Under chin ties may not be made of elastic.
3) Individual ties may only be used on occasion wear. When used, they can be no longer than 8 and have
no knots, toggles or ornamentation of any type on the loose ends.
4) No pompoms, tassels or any other decorations can be used on the crown of a hat/cap with individual ties
or loose hanging chinstrap. If there are no loose hanging chinstraps or individual ties, the decorations
are allowed on the crown.
Bibs
1) No free ends allowed in the head / neck area.
2) For Child of Mine and Sams Club, can contain no PVC.
Neck Ties
1) Are allowed on all sizes.
2) For sizes 0-5T, must break away under the weight of the child.
Swim Short / Shorts Liners
Must be constructed of micromesh fabric, with a minimum of 225 holes / inch.
Floats
1. For sweater tops and cardigans, maximum float length is .
2. For all other garments, maximum float length is 3/8.
3. Floats are not permitted in the foot area (base of ankle to end of toe) of socks, hosiery or any other
footed garment intended to fit children 3 years of age and under.
4. Float threads are not permitted in the hand area of mittens intended to fit children 3 years of age and
under.
Seaming Threads
1. Seaming threads in the toe and finger areas must be trimmed to a maximum of 3/8 for sizes intended to
fit children 3 years and under.
2. For footed garments / booties with a seam around the sole, the start/stop position must be in the ankle
area to prevent seaming thread ends in the toe area, and the thread ends must be trimmed to no more
than 3/8.
3. For mittens / gloves, the start/stop position must be in the wrist area to prevent seaming thread ends in
the finger area, and the thread ends must be trimmed to no more than 3/8.
Footed Garments
All footed garments, mittens and gloves with embroidery in the toe / foot or finger / hand area must have a
second layer of fabric sewn into the garment to cover the embroidery to prevent the childs skin from
becoming irritated.
Thread Ends / Splicing Threads
Other thread ends, such as those created when yarns are joined together by color or yarn change on a
knitting machine, must not be over for sizes intended to fit children 3 years and under.
Natural Feathers & Natural Fur
Not permitted on any size childrens clothing.
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Fake (Faux) Fur


1. Maximum pile length for childrens clothing:
a. 0-24M maximum pile length of 3/8
b. 2T-5T maximum pile length of 1
c. 4-6X/7 maximum pile length of 1
d. 7+ maximum pile length of 1
2. Sliver knitted pile should be used.
3. For better pile retention, an acrylic resin coating must be used on the back of the fur.
4. Must be securely attached so cannot be pulled out easily
Toxicity / Skin Irritants in Liquid / Gel Filled Products
1. Must comply with ASTM F963, Section 4.3.6.
2. Cannot contain any toxic liquids.
3. Must pass microbiological test and not contain petroleum distillates (CFR Title 16, Part 1500.231).
4. Third party certification is required showing any liquid used in a garment is non-toxic. No skin irritants
of any type may be left on the product.
Scarves
1. Must be designed, labelled and marketed for children 4 years of age and older only.
2. For ages 4-7, maximum length of scarf including fringes, etc., is 36
3. For ages 8+, maximum length of scarf including fringes, etc., is 39
4. Pom poms cannot be located on the ends.

Requirements for Embellishments


Sequins
Size Range
0 -5T

4 & Up

If grippable, must pass the small parts requirement of 20.2 pounds.


If non-grippable, must withstand 25 home launderings without becoming loose or detached.
Sequins may not be made of metal.
Sequins individually, in rows or in clusters cannot be attached by hand.
Individual sequins attached by machine:
- Must be lockstitch attached
- Minimum of 4 stitches per sequin
* Minimum 5 stitches per sequin for Wal-Mart & Sams Club
- Maximum thread end 3/8
If grippable, must pass the small parts requirement of 20.2 pounds.
If non-grippable, must withstand 25 home launderings without becoming loose or detached.
Sequins may not be made of metal.
Sequins individually, in rows or in clusters cannot be attached by hand.
Individual sequins attached by machine:
- Must be lockstitch attached
- Minimum of 2 stitches per sequin
* Minimum 5 stitches per sequin for Wal-Mart & Sams Club
- Maximum thread end 3/8

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Beads
0 5T
4 & Up

Not Allowed.
Must pass the small parts requirement of 20.2 pounds.
Must withstand 25 home launderings without becoming loose or detached.
Glass, metal or wood beads not allowed.
Individual Beads:
- Double thread (24 Tex or larger) required or single thread of Tex 60
- End of thread must be knotted
- Finish off and knot after every 8 beads
- Single beads must be double knotted
Underside:
- Double back stitch required
- Maximum thread end 3/8
- Floating threads should not exceed 3/8
Row or clusters of beads:
- Double thread (24 Tex or larger) or single thread of Tex 60
- After three (3) beads sewn in sequence, the thread must be looped and a
slipknot
formed
- Double knot required for final tie-off
Fusible backing may be required depending on the size and the roughness on
the back of the design.

Rhinestones (Heat Transferred)


0- 5T
Not Allowed.
4 & Up
Must pass the small parts requirement of 20.2 pounds.
Must withstand 25 home launderings without becoming loose or detached.
Acceptable techniques Rhinestones/T Stones
- Heat seal directly on fabric following proper techniques and settings
- If rhinestones on patch, patch must be sewn down as per guidelines for
securing appliqus
No sharp or jagged edges.
Rhinestones (Riveted)
0 5T
Not Allowed.
4 & Up
Must pass the small parts requirement of 20.2 pounds (same as press fasteners)
Must withstand 25 home launderings without becoming loose or detached.
Studs:
- Attached through fabric
- If rhinestones on patch, patch must be sewn down as per guidelines for
securing appliqus
No sharp or jagged edges on outside or inside.
Metallic Thread
0 5T
Is allowed if not abrasive on the inside or outside of the garment. Is also allowed
if knitted or woven into the fabric.
- Not allowed for Wal-Mart and Sams Club
4 & Up
Is allowed.
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APPENDIX

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A. TEST REPORT FORMATS & EXAMPLES

CARTERS, INC.
TEST REPORT
TO: CARTERS, INC.
1124 CARVER ROAD, GRIFFIN,
GEORGIA 30224, U.S.A.
OR
TO: OSHKOSH BGOSH, INC.
112 OTTER AVE OSHKOSH,
WI 54903-0300, USA

LAB NO.:
FORM NO.:
DATE IN:
MODIFIED DATE IN:
DATE OUT:
DIVISION:
NO. OF WORKING DAY:
PAGE 1 OF

CC:
OVERALL RATING
PASS
SATISFACTORY WITH COMMENT
FAIL

Agent:
Fabric Supplier/Mill:
Sample Description:
End Use:
Fabric Request No.:
Country Of Origin:
Season:
Style No.:
P.O. No.:
Order Size Includes:
Product Destination:
Sample Status:
Product Category:
Test Requested:
Previous Report No.:

Vendor:
Licensee:
FPU No.:
GPU No.:
Dozens Cut:
Claimed Fabric Weight:
Claimed Fabric Count:
Color(s):
Yarn Size:
Order Size Range:

Development/Pre-Production/Production
Fabric / Garment / Trim / Accessory
Full Package/Additional Color/Partial Package/Retest/Others

Submitted Fiber Content:


Actual Fiber Content:
Suggested Fiber Content:
Submitted Care
Instruction(s):
Clients Expected
Care Instruction:
Suggested Care
Instruction(s):

TEST PROPERTY

PASS

SATS W/C

FAIL

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Flammability of Clothing Textiles


Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film
Flammability of Blanket
Flammability of Children Sleepwear
Labeling Review: Fiber/Care
Fiber Analysis: Quantitative
CPSIA Total Lead In Surface Coating
Safety Review: Soluble Heavy Metal
Total Lead Content In Substrates
Lead in PVC
Tight/Snug Fitting Measurement
Tight/Snug Fitting Garment Labeling
Fabric Weight
Thread Count of Woven Fabric/Knit
Yarn Number
Breaking Strength of Textile Fabrics: Grab
Test
Tearing strength: Elmendorf
Bursting Strength for Textile Fabrics
Abrasion Resistance: Flexing and Abrasion
Method
Pile Retention of Corduroy Fabrics
Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics
Dimensional Change of Fabrics/Garments after
Home Laundering
Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated
Colorfastness to Crocking
Color Change to Flat Abrasion (Frosting):
Screen Wire Method
Colorfastness to Light
Colorfastness to Water
Colorfastness to Non-Chlorine Bleach: Spot
Test
Colorfastness to Chlorinated Pool
Colorfastness to Sea Water
Colorfastness to Saliva
Skewness from Automatic Home Laundering
Appearance after Laundering
Resistance to Slippage of Yarn
Failure in Sewn Seams: Woven Apparel
Failure in Sewn Seams: Knitted Apparel
Strength Tests for Zippers
Snap Attachment
Button/Small Parts Attachment Strength
Tensile Strength of Yarns
Carters Safe Product Review
Bonded, Fused, and Laminated Apparel
Fabrics
Surface Water Absorption of Terry Fabrics
/Absorbency of Bleached Textiles
Water Resistance: Rain Test
Water Repellency: Spray Test
Appearance of Fabric/Seams
Smoothness/Crease Retention
Formaldehyde Release From Fabric
pH in Textiles
Phthalates
Qualitative determination of nickel

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CARTERS INC.
TEST REPORT
TO: CARTERS, INC.
1124 CARVER ROAD, GRIFFIN,
GEORGIA 30224, U.S.A.

LAB NO.:
FORM NO.:
DATE IN:
MODIFIED DATE IN:
DATE OUT:
DIVISION:
NO. OF WORKING DAY:
PAGE 1 OF

IN PROCESS PROGRAM
Remark: Tests for In-process Program are not rated.
Test results are stated but no Pass/Fail rating is to be given.
Agent:
Fabric Supplier/Mill:
Sample Description:
End Use:
Fabric Request No.:
Country Of Origin:
Season:
Style No.:
P.O. No.:
Order Size Includes:
Product Destination:

Vendor:
Licensee:
FPU No.:
GPU No.:
Dozens Cut:
Claimed Fabric Weight:
Claimed Fabric Count:
Color(s):
Yarn Size:
Order Size Range:

Submitted Fiber Content:


Actual Fiber Content:
Suggested Fiber Content:
Submitted Care
Instruction(s):
Clients Expected
Care Instruction:
Suggested Care
Instruction(s):

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Example 1 of report format to evaluate fabric for compliance with 16CFR1610

CARTERS INC.
TEST REPORT
TO: CARTERS, INC.
1124 CARVER ROAD, GRIFFIN,
GEORGIA 30224, U.S.A.

LAB NO.:
FORM NO.:
DATE IN:
DATE OUT:
DIVISION:
NO. OF WORKING DAY:
PAGE 1 OF 2

(5503)043-0150

/
Feb. 12, 2003
Feb. 14, 2003
Carters Playwear Girl
3

CC: ROB JACOBS

CC: SIMON CHENG


CC: WILSON WONG
CC: SIRIPAN (LI & FUNG / BKK)
CC : MR.VISANU/MS.MOL
(SRIRAM CO., LTD)

Agent:
Fabric Supplier/Mill:
Sample Description:

Li & Fung BKK


Sriram Co., Ltd

End Use:
Fabric Request No.:
Country Of Origin:
Season:
Style No.:
P.O. No.:
Order Size Includes:
Product Destination:

/
/
Thailand
TBA
TBA
TBA
/
US

OVERALL RATING
PASS
SATISFACTORY WITH COMMENT
FAIL

100% Polyester Woven Fabric


For Girl Skirts Applique

Sample Status:
Product Category:
Test Requested:
Previous Report No.:

Vendor:
Licensee:
FPU No.:

GPU No.:
Dozens Cut:
Claimed Fabric Weight:
Claimed Fabric Count:
Color(s):
Yarn Size:
Order Size Range:

/
/
3 oz/yd2
/
Pink
/
/

See
Comment

/
/

Pre-Production
Fabric
Others: Applique fabric is exempt from 16CFR1610 Flammability test
/

100% Polyester
Submitted Fiber Content:
COMMEN
/
Actual Fiber Content:
T
/
Suggested Fiber Content:
/
Submitted Care
Submit is
Instruction(s):
exempted
Clients Expected
/
from the
Care Instruction:
requirements
/
Suggested Care
of
Instruction(s):
16CFR1610
due to weight being in excess of 2.6 oz/yd and fiber being 100% Polyester as defined under vendors submitted information.
TEST PROPERTY
FABRIC WEIGHT (ASTM D3776, OPTION C)
OZ/YD2
G/M

3.05
103.4

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Example 2 of report format to evaluate fabric for compliance with 16CFR1610

CARTERS INC.
TEST REPORT
TO: CARTERS, INC.
1124 CARVER ROAD, GRIFFIN,
GEORGIA 30224, U.S.A.

LAB NO.:
FORM NO.:
DATE IN:
DATE OUT:
DIVISION:
NO. OF WORKING DAY:
PAGE 1 OF 2

CC: ROB JACOBS


CC: SIMON CHENG
CC: WILSON WONG
CC: SIRIPAN (LI & FUNG / BKK)
CC : MR.VISANU/MS.MOL
(SRIRAM CO., LTD)
Agent:
Fabric Supplier/Mill:
Sample Description:

Li & Fung BKK


Sriram Co., Ltd

End Use:
Fabric Request No.:
Country Of Origin:
Season:
Style No.:
P.O. No.:
Order Size Includes:
Product Destination:

/
/
Thailand
TBA
TBA
TBA
>36 Month
US

(5503)043-0151
/
Feb. 12, 2003
Feb. 14, 2003
Carters Playwear Girl
3

OVERALL RATING
PASS
SATISFACTORY WITH COMMENT
FAIL

80% Polyester 20% Rayon


Woven Fabric For Girl Skirts
Applique

Vendor:
Licensee:
FPU No.:

/
/
/

GPU No.:
Dozens Cut:
Claimed Fabric Weight:
Claimed Fabric Count:
Color(s):
Yarn Size:
Order Size Range:

/
/
3 oz/yd2
/
Yellow
/
5T

Sample Status:
Product Category:
Test Requested:
Previous Report No.:

Pre-Production
Fabric
Others: Applique fabric for 16CFR1610 Flammability test
/

Submitted Fiber Content:


Actual Fiber Content:
Suggested Fiber Content:
Submitted Care Instruction(s):
Clients Expected
Care Instruction:
Suggested Care Instruction(s):

80% Polyester 20% Rayon

/
/
/
/
/

TEST PROPERTY
Flammability of Clothing Textiles

PASS
X

SATS W/C

FAIL

TEST PROPERTY
TEST RESULT
FABRIC WEIGHT (ASTM D3776, OPTION C)
OZ/YD2
2.02
FLAMMABILITY (CFR 1610)
ORIGINAL
AFTER DRYCLEANING/WASHING
TIME OF FLAME
BURN CODE
TIME OF FLAME
BURN CODE
1
1
DNI
P1
P1
DNI
2
2
DNI
P2
P2
DNI
3
3
DNI
P3
P3
DNI
4
4
DNI
P4
P4
DNI
5
5
DNI
P5
P5
DNI
Avg.
SECONDS FOR#
SPECIMENS
Avg.
SECONDS FOR#
SPECIMENS
P01a

DNI
COMMENTS:

DID NOT IGNITE


PASS CLASS 1, NORMAL FLAMMABILITY OF COMMERCIAL STANDARD 16 CFR 1610, FORMERLY 191-53

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OF UNITED STATES FLAMMABILITY FABRIC ACT.

Example of Report Format for Tight Fitting Garment


TEST PROPERTY

PASS

SATS W/C

Snug Fitting Measurement


Snug Fitting Garment Labeling

FAIL
X
X

Comment
Snug Fitting Measurement
The submitted sample demonstrates unsatisfactory tight-fitting garment measurement at
original sate as shown below:
Left/Right (Form Front View)
Top Upper Arm Section:
7 / 7
(Desirable: Not greater than 6 5/8)
Pants Seat Section:
23
(Desirable: Not greater than 23)
Snug Fitting Garment Labeling
Case by case as follows:
Garment label
The garment label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the label printed on the backside of the sizing label.
The garment label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the label printed not immediately below the size
designation.
The garment label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the font type of the label is not sans serif font.
The garment label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the font size of the label smaller than 5 point.
The garment label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with all the font not in capital letter.
Hangtag label
The tight-fitting garment does not meet CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with no tight-fitting garment hangtag.
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling requirement with the hangtag size varied from the
required size.1 inch x 6 inch.

The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the text box size varied from the required size.1 inch x 3
inch.
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the font type of the hangtag is not Arial / Helvetica font
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the font size of the hangtag is not equal 18 point
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the font color is not black.
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the background is not safety yellow (Munsell Notation: Hue
5.OY; Value/Chroma 8.0/12)
The hangtag label does not meet with CPSC tight-fitting garment labeling
requirement with the reverse side of the hangtag is not blank or printed
with information other than sizing.

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TEST RESULTS
TEST PROPERTY

REQUIREMENTS

SNUG FITTING GARMENT MEASUREMENT


Submitted Sample: Girls Size 4 (A: Top; B: Pants)
CPSC CHEST SECTION
TOP SAMPLE

ORIGINAL (IN)
21

(IN)
Not Greater than 22

CPSC UPPER ARM SECTION


TOP SAMPLE

ORIGINAL (IN)
LEFT FROM VIEW : 7*
RIGHT FROM VIEW : 7*

(IN)
Not Greater than 6 5/8

CPSC WRIST SECTION


TOP SAMPLE

ORIGINAL (IN)
LEFT FROM VIEW : 4
RIGHT FROM VIEW : 4

(IN)
Not Greater than 4

CPSC WAIST SECTION


TOP SAMPLE
PANTS SAMPLE

ORIGINAL (IN)
21
19

(IN)
Not Greater than 21

CPSC THIGH SECTION


PANTS SAMPLE

ORIGINAL (IN)
LEFT FROM VIEW : 13
RIGHT FROM VIEW : 13

(IN)
Not Greater than 13

LEG OPENING (INTERPOLATED)


PANTS SAMPLE

OTIGINAL (IN)
LEFT FROM VIEW : 8
RIGHT FROM VIEW : 8

(IN)
Not Greater than 8

ORIGINAL (IN)
LEFT FROM VIEW : N/A (see note)
RIGHT FROM VIEW : N/A (see note)

(IN)
Not Greater than 6

ORIGINAL (IN)
23*

(IN)
Not Greater than 23

CPSC ANKLE SECTION


PANTS SAMPLE

CPSC SEAT SECTION


PANTS SAMPLE
LABELING FOR CHILDREN SLEEPWEAR
- SNUG FIT SLEEPWEAR LABEL
THE SAMPLE PROVIDES PROPER TIGHT FIT
SLEEPWEAR LABEL

No*

Meet CPSC Labeling


Requirement

No*

Meet CPSC Labeling


Requirement

- SNUG FIT SLEEPWEAR HANGTAG

THE SAMPLE PROVIDES PROPER TIGHT


FIT SLEEPWEAR HANGTAG AS For childs
safety, garment should fit snugly. This garment
is not flame resistant. Loose-fitting garment is
more likely to catch fire

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B. SUMMARY OF CLIENTS PROCEDURE


Client Name :

Carters Inc.

Invoice:

Delivery Service:

Provide pick-up service to agent

Testing Time:

Bill to vendor.
All testing costs are to be borne out by vendor payable net 30 days

Regular service
: 5 Working days
Rush service
: 3 Working days with 40% surcharge
Emergency service : 24 hours with 100% surcharge (if available)
Report E-mail/Fax :

Report
Distribution :

Regular Apparel Reports:


1. All reports (Carters, OBG) : test.reports@carters.com
2. Development (Pass or Fail):
Carters Playwear:
rob.jacobs@carters.com, nicole.pritchett@carters.com
Osh Kosh Baby, Osh Kosh Sleepwear, Osh Kosh Underwear, Carters Baby,
Carters Sleepwear, Carters Underwear, All Child of Mine (COM) and All
Just One Year (JOY):
john.robinson@carters.com, dadrianne.cheney@carters.com
Osh Kosh Playwear:
andy.rowan@carters.com
3. Production (Fails only):
All: rob.jacobs@carters.com
Osh Kosh Baby, Osh Kosh Sleepwear, Osh Kosh Underwear, Carters Baby,
Carters Sleepwear, Carters Underwear, All Child of Mine (COM) and All
Just One Year (JOY): john.robinson@carters.com
Osh Kosh Playwear: andy.rowan@carters.com
4. Fail Reports: keith.poon@carters.com and louis.chiang@carters.com
5. Fail Reports for Li & Fung orders only: wilson.wong.dc@lifung.com.hk
6. E-mail or Fax to Vendor/Mill/Agent
Note 1: All emailed reports should include a digital photo of any failure
regarding appearance, durability and potential safety hazard.
Note 2: All emailed report content should be in PDF format to eliminate the
need for a photocopied report to be sent by mail.
Note 3: Emails should include one PDF document consisting of the two
components (report cover with data sheet and Test Request Form at the end of
the report).
Childrens Sleepwear Flammability Reports:
All: test.reports@carters.com, louis.chiang@carters.com
Also Post to Li & Fungs FTP site for Li & Fung and vendor viewing.
Fails: keith.poon@carters.com
All emailed reports should include a digital photo of any failure regarding
appearance, durability and potential safety hazard.
All Emailed report content should be in PDF format to eliminate
photocopy report send by mail. All reports sent to Carters MUST
be in letter-sized format.

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Written Report:
Production & Pre-production Status:
1. Original report with tested swatches send to Carters with Attn: Mary Murray
2. One full report copy with invoice sent to vendor.
3. Tested samples will be sent to Carters for review on a case-by-case basis.
Development Status (Vendors pre-quality test):
1. Original report with tested swatches sent to Fabric Development
2. One full report copy with invoices sent to vendor
In-Process Program:
1. Original report with tested swatches sent to Agent
2. One full report copy with invoices sent to vendor
Address for mailing hard copy:
Production and Pre-Production Reports
Mary Murray
Carters, Inc.
1124 Carver Road
Griffin, Georgia 30224 USA
Development Reports
Carters Fabric Development
1170 Peachtree Street Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309
USA

Report Rating:

Pass, Satisfactory With Comment, Fail


1.
2.

E-mail Subject line:

Pass Reports Division, Report Number, Style Number(s), Fabric Request


#Vendor(s), Licensee
Failed Reports Division, Failed, Failure Code, Report Number, Style
Number(s), Fabric Request #, Vendor(s), Licensee
(Example: FAILED-WT/CW, 5304-123 4567, S/10-079, AB1000C,
KNITTPOINT)

Division Description MUST be one of the following:

Carters Playwear Boys / Girls

Carters Playwear (only if gender not specified)

Carters Baby

Carters Sleepwear Boys /Girls

Carters Sleepwear (only if gender not specified)

Carters Sleeping Bag

JOY

JOY Sleepwear

COM Baby

COM Sleepwear

COM Playwear

Sams Baby

Sams Sleepwear Boys / Girls

Sams Playwear

OBG Girls / Boys Knits

OBG Girls / Boys Woven

OBG Sleepwear Girls / Boys

OBG Baby

Carters / OBG Underwear Girls / Boys

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C. BUREAU VERITAS CONSUMER PRODUCTS SERVICES LOCATIONS

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D. CLAMPS & TRIMS TENSION TEST


Both Clamps Are Generally Used For Clipping The Component

Clamp 1

Clamp 2

Diameter of the washer: Inch (19mm)


Note: According to ASTM, any projection from the sample that a child can grasp with at least the thumb and forefinger or the teeth
shall be subjected to the tension test, in which an appropriate clamp shall be used to clip the test object or component. Most likely, we
use clamp 1 & clamp 2 shown as above for tension test and we suggest to select clamp 1 first. In case clamp 1 can not clip the material
securely (e.g. rhinestone, beads, sewn decorative label), clamp 2 should be used. Clamp 1 should be used specifically for textile
components so as not to cause fabric rupture and to avoid clamp cutting on the ends of the component. The clamp must meet the
material flat.

This Set Of Clamps Is Used For Single Thread Pulling Strength

Close the draw of clamp 3 after yarn


being clipped.

Turn the locker in lock position to hold


the yarn securely during pulling test.

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Feeler Gauge : To Judge The Component As Grippable Or Non-Grippable

Feeler gauge, with thickness of 0.4mm+0.02mm and an insertion edge radius of approximately 3 mm.

Inserting the feeler gauge between the component and the underlying layer (or body of the sample) at an angle between 0 and 10
from the sample surface using a force of 10 N+ 1 N.

The above two samples exhibit feeler gauge inserted; therefore, the sample is to be judged as grippable.

The feeler gauge is unable to be inserted from the sample edge; therefore, the sample is considered as non-grippable.

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Attachment Strength For Decorative Flower/Ribbon

Note: According to ASTM, clamp 1 is used to grip the material which shall be attached to the cover material of a completely apart inch (13mm) from the closer
point/seam in full dimension inch (19mm) see above photo for clipping ribbon bow.
For particular conditions listed below, special arrangement of clipping method is necessary:
(1) If the dimension of material is less than 1 inch (32 mm) (total length of clamp 1 & apartment from closer clamp 1 to point/seam) but larger than inch (19 mm),
clip the whole cover material and reduce the distance between clip and closer point/seam.
(2) If the dimension of material is less than inch (19 mm), clip the whole cover material as much as possible (see above photo for clipping petal)
In principle, we have to perform small part attachment strength from different directions or orientations. For ribbon bow shown in above picture, please stretch in each
direction (1, 2, 3, 4) for each individual sample.

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Attachment Strength For Non-Woven Applique

The appliqu does not come off at 20.2 lbs. @ 10 sec.


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Attachment Strength For Label At Side Seam

(1) Parallel Pull

(2) Vertical Pull

We have to perform attachment strength of this label in above two directions (1, 2) for each individual sample.

Hold the garment and pull along the side seam

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Attachment Strength For Bundle Of Yarn Pulling

This typical filament yarn is not considered to be applicable to the single thread pulling test. Clamp 1should be
used for clipping bundle of filament yarn.

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Single Thread Pulling Strength

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Single Thread Pulling Strength

Although the single thread is broken before pulling loose from its point of attachment, the
result (0.9664 lbs.) is still Fail due to the yarn strength falling below the requirement (min.
1.5 lbs).

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Button Attachment Strength

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Not Included In Small Part Category

The fiber on bears face or picot stitch at sleeve should not be considered a small part for
pulling test, 20.2 lbs. @ 10 sec. should not be applicable for those items.

Carter's considers that the


possibility that a child
could not "pop" the
grommet out with a
fingernail (not grippable)
of this style and also the
fact that this style is used
in conjunction with a
center tacked fake
drawstring. Therefore,
there isnt any real
pressure applied to the
grommet. So, attachment
strength requirement is
not applicable for this
style.

Carter's considers that


this type of decorative
string at side is not
required for small part
attachment strength test.

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E. PRINTING DURABILITY IN WASHING


Cracking or chipping is to be evaluated by stretching the print to
maximum fabric elongation (under five pound load), but not to exceed
50% elongation in any case.
For example, jersey knits may only stretch 35%, but rib knits may
stretch 100%. In this example, the jersey would be evaluated at 35%
elongation and the rib at 50% elongation.
(Remark: Evaluate both Before wash state and After 3 washes state.
Cracking is allowed if the printing can recover to original pattern in
relaxed state after stretching, but not allowed for the printing that
is chipping off.)

Unsatisfactory Printing Durability


Printing that can not recover to the original pattern after stretching.

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Printing that is chipping off

Example of cracking with peeling. Small parts hazard.

Example of entire transfer coming off after wash. Small parts hazard.

Satisfactory Printing Durability


Printing can recover to original pattern after stretching

Example of same transfer properly set. Fabric can be


stretched with no significant cracking and no peeling.

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F. APPEARANCE AFTER WASH FOR BIB


Bibs should be rated for Satisfactory with comment if the rippling is improved after restoration.
Examples of rippling is illustrated in the following diagrams.

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G1. GLOW INK PRINT TESTING


The print is charged under INC A light for 1 minute and then placed in a dark room with the viewer.

After 10 minutes, the printing sample is viewed at 3 feet in the dark room in comparison with Carters reference
standard. The glow must be perceptible and the detail must still remain clear enough to identify the pattern.

Pass Clear enough to identify the glow ink pattern

Fail Not clear enough to identify the glow ink pattern

G2. SELF-STAINING ON OUTSOLE


The intent of that section is to have the technician report the occurrence of sole staining in colorfastness to
actual laundering as Acceptable with Comment.

Original

After Washed

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H. SNUG FITTING MEASUREMENT


Some designs of tight fitting sleepwear involve non-traditional sleeve and leg lengths. Such
as length or capri pants.
The standard CPSC sleeve or leg opening dimensions can not be used. They would always be
smaller than the garment opening and Fail because they do not measure to the CPSC
specification.
In such case, agents or suppliers are required to submit Carters specification sheet
along with the garment for BVCPS measurement.
Attached is an example of a Carters measurement specification sheet, in which BV can see
the style used an interpolated opening dimension.

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Procedure for evaluating the abrasion resistance of sleeper foot sole material
Equipment and Materials:
Crockmeter as specified in AATCC method 8.
400 grit wet or dry sand paper
Mirror
Procedure:
Resurface the finger of the crockmeter to allow specimens to lay flat on the sandpaper. This is
accomplished by cycling the crockmeter several times with the acrylic finger against the sand paper.
Use new sandpaper to resurface the finger. Discard and replace with new paper prior to testing a
specimen.
Mount sleeper foot material specimen on the finger the same as you would the test cloth in performing
a colorfastness test according to AATCC method 8.
Cycle the crockmeter 5 complete cycles allowing the specimen to slide against the sandpaper. Check
the specimen for abrasion by raising the arm and checking with the mirror. Repeat this process every
five cycles. At the first sign of a hole appearing in the substrate, stop the test and report the number of
cycles leading to the failure as a range of 5 cycles. For instance failure occurred between 100-105
cycles.
Replace the sandpaper before each specimen is evaluated.

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J. TEST PROTOCOLS
PROTOCOL #
00130
00167
00168
00169
00170
00175
00176
00178
00305
00450
00700.11
00715
00716
00717
00718
00802
00803
00812
00850
00905
01000
01002
01010
01012
01015
01017
01024
01027
01028
01029
01030
01031
01033
01036

DESCRIPTION
Denim
Textile Trim (Applique Ribbon Bow Drawcord Patch etc.)
Screen Print, Heat Transfer Print
Hook & Loop Fastener
Buttons
Buckle D-Rings
Snap Fasteners
Zippers
Adult Outerwear
Neck Tie Bow Tie
Elastic
Non Skid Sole
Metalware Grommets Eyelets Rivets Shank Buttons
Woven Fabric for Snap Fastener
Woven Fabric for Plackets
Socks
Tights Leg Warmer
Earmuffs
Rainwear
Thermal Transfer Label, Tagless Label
Dust Ruffle
Quilt / Throw / Blanket
Bath and Beach Towels
Wash Cloth / Burp Cloth
Pillow (Decorative, Toss and Throw)
Toss / Decorative Pillow
Basket Liner
Non-Textile Table Cloth Placemat
Baby Changing Pad and Cover
Crib sheet
Bumper Crib Header
Nursery Organizer
Shopping Cart Stroller Car Seat Cover
Crib and Bassinet Mattress Pad

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PROTOCOL #
01040
01044
01070
01087
01101
01110
01122
01200
01996
02009
02016
02018
02019
02020
02025
02025.1
02030
02040
02045
02047
02050
02050.09
02055
02064
02065
02070
02074
02084
02107
02110
02115
02125.1
03022
03053
03066
03075

DESCRIPTION
Rugs Mats Indoor Outdoor
Baby Carrier-Shade Sunshade
Christmas Stocking
Nap Mat
Valance
Slipcover
Burp Cloth/Bib/Burp Pad
Diaper Stacker
ASTM F1917 Supplemental Performance Specification for Infant Bedding and Related Accessories
Gloves Mittens
Belts Infants Toddlers up to 5T
Suspender
Sunglasses (Adult)
Childrens Sunglasses
Watch
Digital Watch Battery
Keychain
Umbrella
Hair Accessories (Hair / Bobby Pins / Clips) (Adult / Child & Infant)
Hair Elastics / Headband (Adult / Child)
Jewelry - Costume / Semi Precious
Childrens Jewelry ASTM F2923 Supplemental
Mitten Clip for Coat
Diaper Bag
Small Goods Wallets Cases etc.
Backpack / Handbag
Luggage
Canvas Holder / Organizer
Seat Belt Pad
Scarf Handkerchief
Straw Handbag
Childs Hat
Table (Outdoor)
Children's Chair (Outdoor)
Bookcase / Wall Unit
Dressers & Armoires

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PROTOCOL #
03595
04015
04034.01
04035
04037
04142
04219
04235
04251
04259
04455
04495
04570
04664.06
04665
04729
04931
05004
05010
05011
05025.02
05055
05060
05090
05095
05100
05106
05165
05195
05243
05244
06004
06009.2
06013
06044
06050

DESCRIPTION
Car Seat Protector
Portable Electric Luminaires UL
Earbuds
Alarm Clock Battery
Electronic Thermometer
Auto Sunscreen
Stereo Headphones
Music Box
Home Hardware Hooks
Storage Bin
Measuring Tape
Direct Plug-in Nightlights
Coin Bank (Glass, Ceramic, Wood, Metal, or Other Materials)
Decorative Chain
Switch Plate - Outlet Cover
Seat Cover Automotive
Fitness Stopwatch Pedometer - Battery
Wooden Storage Box
Pencil
Pen
Wall Stickers
Gift Card Enclosure
Photo Album / Scrap Book
Diary (Childs)
Ring Binder
Crayon Colored Pencil
Book Ends
Stamp Pad Set
Chalk Board
Composition Notebook
Spiral Notebook
Soft Sided Lunch Bag
Water Bottle - Metal
Food Containers Plastics
Insulated Cooler Bag
Sliverware Flatware Metal

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PROTOCOL #
06067
06504
06511.2
06525
06527
06572
06530
06531
06546
06575
06586
06590
06590.2
06600
06626
06633
06649
06655
06657
06675
06694.01
06755
06785
06790
06791
06803
06806
06810
06811
07011
07015
07020
07025
07034
07035
07036

DESCRIPTION
Baby Bottle
Analytical Supplemental
Non Food Container
Picture Frame
Wall Hanging Frame
California Proposition 65
Mirror
Baby Viewing Mirror
Clothes Hangers
Water Globes
Decorative Wall Hanging
Decorative Basket
Basket - Adult
Hamper
Bucket
Storage Box
Jewelry / Trinket Box
Lamp Shade
Storage Box Cardboard
Hanging Canvas Wall Bag
Window Cling
Hand Foot Print Impression Kit
Photo Box
Knobs And Pulls
Wall Cips
Tissue Paper
Treat Bag
Gift Bag
Gift Wrap
Emery Board
Sponge Body Bath
Brush (Hair, Bath, Back, Nail)
Comb
Artificial Nails, Nail Decals
Nail Clippers
Manicure Scissors

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PROTOCOL #
07038.1
07045
07045.5
07104
07107
07146
07157
07163
07169
07178
07184
07193
07193.3
08000
08001
08002
08002.1
08101
08102
08104
08105
08110
08111
08112
08113
08114
08116
08117
08120
08120.1
08131
08134
08135
08201
08206
08208

DESCRIPTION
Nail Polish
Toothbrush
Gum Massager
Lip Stick Gloss Chapstick
Alcohol Swabs
Strap Covers, Neck Support, Head Support
Hot Cold Pack Fabric Covered Filled
Baby Wipe Case
Reusable Cloth Diapers
Forehead Thermometer Strip
Nasal Aspirator
Medicine Spoon Bottle Adaptor Feeding Syringe Dropper
Pacifier Medicine Dispenser
Toys
Childrens Products (Non-toys, 0 14 years)
Childrens Furniture
Toy Furniture Supplement
Carriages and Strollers
Crib And Cradles
Hand-Held Infant Carriers
High Chair
Playpens
Stationary Activity Center
Toddler Bed
Infant Bouncer Seat
Infant Swing
Bassinets Cradles
Childrens Changing Table
Soft Infant Carriers
Infant Sling Rider
Booster Seat
Sleep Positioners High Chair Covers Shopping Cart Seat Covers
Children Fabric Wall Hanging
Baby Bouncers
Childrens High Chair
Reclined Cradles

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PROTOCOL #
08265
08270
08301
08444
08515
08575
08718
09000
09027
09067.1
09067
09210
09220
09235
09400
09420
09425

DESCRIPTION
Apparel Costumes
Toy Chest Box Container
Carriages & Strollers
CPSIA Supplemental
Sleeping Bag
Swimming Goggles
Carabiner
Packaged-Product Transit Testing
Frame Hanger Retail Package
Shipping Carton Standards For Sams Club
Shipping Carton Standards For Costco
Footwear (Casual)
Footwear (Performance / Utility)
Slipper
Candle
Candle Lantern
Candle Holder And Accessories Indoor Outdoor

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