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Nightwear for children

Nightwear for children

Nightwear for children includes the following items:

  • pyjamas
  • pyjama-style over-garments
  • nightdresses
  • nightshirts
  • dressing gowns
  • bathrobes
  • infant sleep bags
  • other items styled and recognised as nightwear
  • knitted all-in-ones, sizes 00–2, of any style, made from fabrics with a mass less than 280g/m2
  • knitted all-in-ones, sizes 2 and over, of a style which identifies them as nightwear
  • woven all-in-ones, of a style which identifies them as nightwear and
  • loose boxer shorts.

Unless stated otherwise, this refers to sizes 00–14.

Children can suffer severe burns or death if flammable nightwear clothing catches fire.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

This mandatory standard came into effect on 1 March 2008. It covers safety and labelling requirements for children's nightwear and paper patterns for making children's nightwear.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

Alerts

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Check out these tips on helping to reduce fire risks from your children's nightwear.

Myths

It is a myth that cotton is a fire safe fabric. Once ignited, some cotton fabrics can burn rapidly.

Legal cases and undertakings

Date commenced: 29th March 2010
Following a voluntary recall of 35 lines of garments from its Big W stores, Woolworths has provided an undertaking refrain from supplying children’s nightwear products that do not comply with the Standard. Woolworths will also make a $200,000 donation to the Sydney’s Children’s Hospital.
Date commenced: 29th March 2010
Court enforceable undertaking obtained that Vinetex will refrain from supplying children’s nightwear products that do not comply with the standard.

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