in relation to goods - (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase and
in relation to services - provide, grant of confer.
This mandatory standard applies to anyone in the business of supplying nightwear for children, including:
To allow for staggered implementation, there are some cases where a mandatory standard or ban prescribes different compliance dates for the manufacturing, importing and supply of a product. Manufacturers, importers and distributors should check for this detail in the mandatory standard before embarking on production, importation or distribution of these goods.
The requirements below are key requirements only. They may help to give suppliers a general idea of the detail they must look up in the regulations. This information may also assist consumers when they are choosing nightwear for children.
While we provide some advice on this page to help you understand aspects of the standard you can visually check, suppliers must not rely on this information as a complete guide to compliance.
Each category requires a label. Categories 1–3 require a low fire hazard label.
Category 4 requires a high fire hazard warning label.
Garments made from fabric and trims that pass low flammability tests. Examples include wool, some synthetics and some heavy cottons.
Garments that are close fitting, such as pyjamas, do not ignite or burn as readily. As a result, they may be made from more flammable fabrics. Garment measurements apply according to size.
Babies’ all-in-ones have their own category because there is little difference between daywear and nightwear. This category covers all-in-one garments in sizes 00–2, such as jumpsuits and rompers. It applies to garments made mostly from knitted fabrics and with a mass less than 280 g/m2
Applies to garments that do not fit categories 1, 2 or 3 but still meet some fabric, size and burning test requirements.
While the mandatory standard includes some features that can be visually checked, it also specifies testing to ensure that nightwear for children meet requirements for fire hazards. Suppliers need to organise this testing through specialist laboratories with the right skills, experience and equipment.
Testing requirements include:
The type of fabric used in nightwear garments for children may require testing to establish the appropriate fire hazard category.
Fabric trims need to meet certain requirements under the different fire hazard categories.