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Childrenswear Safety Testing for the EU Market

UL will dive into a detailed explanation of the different types of small parts tests that can be performed on children's clothing. We will also cover the new draft standard under development for small parts testing and examine European children's safety requirements for cords and drawstrings.
Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.

Description:

There is nothing scarier for parents than witnessing their child choking. One common hazard that all children face is choking on a small part that is attached to or has fallen off their clothing. Luckily, there are testing requirements in place to prevent these accidents from taking place. UL will dive into a detailed explanation of the different types of small parts tests that can be performed on children's clothing. We will also cover the new draft standard under development for small parts testing and examine European children's safety requirements for cords and drawstrings. Please join us at 2 PM ET on September 10 to understand what you need to know about small parts in clothing, cords and drawstring for the European marketplace.

Attendees of this webinar will learn about:
  • European children’s safety requirements for cords and drawstrings.
  • The new standard for small parts testing in the EU.
  • Different types of small parts testing.

  

Speakers:

Angela Donati
EMEA-LA Softlines Technical Lead 
UL

Angela Donati is the EMEA-LA Softlines Technical Lead at UL. With more than 25 years of experience in the Softlines industry, Angela regularly participates in industry association and stakeholder meetings. She supports lab operations from a technical perspective, and is the key softlines point-of-contact within the European and Latin America regions providing in-depth support to customers and labs. Angela specializes in children’s clothing safety, risk assessments, national and international labeling regulations, and textile testing.


Moderator:

Kristen Kern
Government Relations Representative
AAFA

As a Government Relations Representative, Kristen leads the AAFA Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. She also leads the AAFA Product Safety portfolio, collaborating with stakeholders to create best practices and regulation for safe, quality products for consumers. Kristen holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design, and French, with a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.

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When
9/10/2019 2:00 PM - 9/10/2019 3:00 PM
Where
Online