Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

This European Standard specifies requirements for cords and drawstrings on children's clothing, including disguise costumes and ski apparel, up to the age of 14 years.
Within the scope of this European Standard, it is not possible to cover all potential hazards that may create an unsafe garment.
Conversely, identifiable specific hazards in certain styles/design of garment might not present a risk for certain age groups.
It is recommended that an individual risk assessment be carried out on any garment in order to ensure that it does not present a hazard to the wearer
This European Standard does not apply to the following (see Annex C for rationale):
a)   child use and care articles, for example bibs, nappies and soother holders;
b)   shoes, boots and similar footwear;
c)   gloves, hats, bonnets and scarves;
d)   neckties designed to be worn with a shirt or blouse;
e)   belts, with the exception of tied belts which are within scope;
f)   braces;
g)   religious clothing;
h)   celebratory clothing such as that worn at civil or religious ceremonies, national or regional festivals provided this is worn for limited periods and under supervision;
i)   specialist sportswear and activity wear generally worn for limited periods and under supervision, for example rugby shorts, wet suits, and dancewear, except where those garments are commonly worn as day wear or night wear;
j)   theatrical costumes used for theatrical performances;
k)   aprons intended to be worn over day wear, for limited periods and under supervision, to protect clothing from soiling during activities such as painting, cooking, or during meal times;
l)   bags and purses.

Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen an Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung, einschließlich Karnevals- und Rollenkostümen sowie Skibekleidung für Kinder bis zum Alter von 14 Jahren fest.
Innerhalb des Anwendungsbereiches dieser Europäischen Norm ist es nicht möglich, alle potenziellen Gefahren abzudecken, die eine unsichere Bekleidung verursachen können.
Umgekehrt dürfen erkennbare spezielle Gefährdungen durch bestimmte Stile/Designs der Bekleidung kein Risiko für bestimmte Altersgruppen darstellen.
Es wird empfohlen, eine individuelle Risikobeurteilung an jedem Kleidungsstück durchzuführen, um sicherzustellen, dass dieses keine Gefährdung für den Träger darstellt.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für Folgendes (Begründung, siehe Anhang C):
a)   Artikel für Säuglinge und Kleinkinder, wie z. B. Lätzchen, Windeln und Schnullerhalter;
b)   Schuhe, Stiefel und ähnliche Schuhwaren;
c)   Handschuhe, Hüte, Mützen und Schals;
d)   Krawatten/Fliegen/Halstücher, die mit einem Hemd oder einer Bluse zu tragen sind;
e)   Gürtel, mit Ausnahme gebundener Gürtel, die Bestandteil des Anwendungsbereichs sind;
f)   Hosenträger;
g)   religiöse Bekleidung;
h)   Festkleidung, wie sie auf zivilen oder religiösen Feiern, nationalen oder regionalen Festen getragen wird, unter der Voraussetzung, dass die Bekleidung für begrenzte Zeiträume und unter Aufsicht getragen wird;
i)   spezielle Sport- und Freizeitbekleidung, die im Allgemeinen nur für begrenzte Zeiträume und unter Aufsicht getragen wird, wie z. B. Rugby-Shorts, Taucheranzüge und Tanzbekleidung, mit Ausnahme der Kleidungsstücke, die üblicherweise als Tages- oder Nachtbekleidung getragen werden;
j)   Theaterkostüme, die für Aufführungen benutzt werden;
k)   Schürzen, die über bestimmte Zeiträume und unter Aufsicht am Tag getragen werden, um die Kleidung bei Aktivitäten, wie malen, kochen oder während der Mahlzeiten, gegen ein Anschmutzen zu schützen;
l)   Beutel und Täschchen.

Sécurité des vêtements d’enfants - Cordons et cordons coulissants - Spécifications

La présente Norme européenne fixe des exigences concernant les cordons, coulissants ou non, de vêtements d’enfants, y compris les costumes de déguisement et les combinaisons de ski, jusqu’à l’âge de 14 ans.
Le domaine d’application de la présente Norme européenne ne peut pas englober la totalité des risques potentiels qui sont susceptibles de rendre un vêtement dangereux.
Inversement certains risques spécifiques identifiables sur certains styles/modèles de vêtements pourraient ne pas présenter de risque pour certains groupes d’âge.
Il est recommandé de soumettre chacun des vêtements à une analyse de risque pour s’assurer qu’il ne constitue pas un danger potentiel pour le porteur.
Cette Norme européenne ne s’applique pas aux articles suivants (voir l’Annexe C pour l’exposé des motifs) :
a)   articles de puériculture, par exemple bavoirs, couches et attaches pour sucettes ;
b)   chaussures, bottes et articles similaires ;
c)   gants, chapeaux, bonnets et foulards ;
d)   cravates destinées à être portées avec une chemise ou un chemisier ;
e)   ceintures, à l’exception des ceintures à nouer qui entrent dans le domaine d’application ;
f)   bretelles ;
g)   vêtements religieux ;
h)   vêtements de fête tels que ceux portés à l’occasion de cérémonies civiles ou religieuses ou bien lors de festivals régionaux ou nationaux, à condition qu’ils soient portés pendant une durée limitée et sous surveillance ;
i)   vêtements conçus pour la pratique d’un sport et vêtements professionnels portés, en général, pendant des périodes limitées et sous surveillance, par exemple shorts de rugby, combinaisons de plongée et vêtements de danse, excepté lorsque ces vêtements sont portés couramment comme des tenues de jour ou de nuit ;
j)   costumes de théâtre, utilisés lors de spectacles ;
k)   tabliers destinés à être portés par dessus une tenue de jour pendant des périodes limitées et sous surveillance, pour éviter de salir les vêtements au cours d’activités telles que la peinture, la cuisine ou durant les repas ;
l)   sacs à main et porte-monnaie.

Varnost otroških oblačil - Vrvice in vezalke na otroških oblačilih - Specifikacije

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve za vrvice in vezalke na otroških oblačilih, vključno s pustnimi in smučarskimi oblačili do starosti 14 let.
V okviru področja uporabe tega evropskega standarda ni mogoče zajeti vseh morebitnih nevarnosti, zaradi katerih je oblačilo lahko nevarno.
Nasprotno, nekatere posebne nevarnosti, ki se lahko določijo za nekatere sloge/oblikovanje oblačil, morda ne predstavljajo tveganja za določene starostne skupine.
Priporočljivo je, da se izvede posamezna ocena tveganja na vsakem oblačilu, tako da zagotovo ne predstavlja nevarnosti za uporabnika.
Ta evropski standard ne velja za naslednje (za pojasnilo glej dodatek C):
a) izdelke, ki jih uporabljamo za otroke in njihovo nego, kot so slinčki, plenice in držala za dude;
b) čevlje, škornje in podobna obuvala;
c) rokavice, kape, čepice in šale;
d) kravate, izdelane tako, da jih je treba nositi s srajco ali bluzo;
e) pasove, z izjemo zavezanih pasov, ki so predmet standarda;
f) naramnice;
g) verska oblačila;
h) slavnostna oblačila, ki se nosijo pri civilnih ali verskih obredih, nacionalnih ali regionalnih festivalih pod pogojem, da se nosijo omejen čas in pod nadzorom;
i) posebno športno opremo in opremo za prosti čas, ki se običajno nosi omejen čas in pod nadzorom, na primer kratke hlače za rugby, neoprenske in plesne obleke, razen če se ta oblačila običajno nosijo kot dnevna ali večerna oblačila;
j) gledališke kostume za gledališke predstave;
k) predpasnike, namenjene za kratkotrajno nošenje čez dan in pod nadzorom, za zaščito oblačil pred umazanijo med dejavnostmi, kot so risanje, kuhanje ali v času obrokov;
l) torbe in denarnice.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - AnforderungenSécurité des vêtements d’enfants - Cordons et cordons coulissants - SpécificationsSafety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications97.190Otroška opremaEquipment for children61.0202EODþLODClothesICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 14682:2014SIST EN 14682:2015en,fr,de01-marec-2015SIST EN 14682:2015SLOVENSKI

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EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 14682
December 2014 ICS 61.020; 97.190 Supersedes EN 14682:2007English Version

Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

Sécurité des vêtements d'enfants - Cordons et cordons coulissants - Spécifications

Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen This European Standard was approved by CEN on 2 November 2014.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

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B-1000 Brussels © 2014 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 14682:2014 ESIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................5 1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................6 2 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................6 3 Requirements ...................................................................................................................................... 11 3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 11 3.2 Head, neck and upper chest area on garments for young children (Figure 1, zone A) ............... 11 3.3 Head, neck and upper chest area on garments for older children and young persons (Figure 1, zone A) ................................................................................................................................ 12 3.4 Chest and waist area (Figure 1, zone B) ........................................................................................... 13 3.5 Lower edge of garments which hang below the crotch (Figure 1, zone C) .................................. 14 3.6 Back area (Figure 1, zone D) .............................................................................................................. 14 3.7 Sleeves ................................................................................................................................................. 14 3.8 Other parts of the garment ................................................................................................................ 15 Annex A (informative)

Background .............................................................................................................. 16 Annex B (informative)

Anthropometric data ................................................................................................ 17 Annex C (informative)

Rationale ................................................................................................................... 19 C.1 Rationale for “out of scope” .............................................................................................................. 19 C.2 Requirements and acceptable lengths of drawstrings and cords ................................................. 20 C.3 Rationale for different requirements for decorative cords and functional cords ........................ 20 Annex D (normative)

Measurements ............................................................................................................ 22 D.1 Cord length with one free end ........................................................................................................... 22 D.2 Cords with no free ends ..................................................................................................................... 22 D.3 Garment open to its largest and laid flat .......................................................................................... 23 D.4 Garment in its relaxed natural state.................................................................................................. 24 D.5 Length of sash or tied belt ................................................................................................................. 24 Annex E (informative)

Risk assessment ...................................................................................................... 26 Annex F (informative)

Examples of cords and drawstrings ....................................................................... 27 Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 38

SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 14682:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 248 “Textiles and textile products”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2015, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by June 2015. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 14682:2007. EN 14682:2014 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 14682:2007: a) Clause 1 'Scope': New clause for bags and purses that are often sold as co-ordinating accessories for children’s clothing b) Clause 2 'Terms and definitions': 1) Re-ordered to be more logical for user, with several new terms; 2) 2.10 definition for belt added, to differentiate from tied belt; 3) 2.11 revised definition of tie belt or sash; 4) 2.12 braces (suspenders) new definition; 5) 2.19 open to its largest and laid flat, new definition; 6) 2.20 relaxed natural state, new definition; 7) 2.21 three dimensional embellishment, new definition; 8) 2.22 hood neck and upper chest, changed to head, neck and upper chest. The use of the term 'head' ensures consistent terminology with parts of body specified and not parts of garment. c) Clause 3 'Requirements': 1) 3.1.4 new NOTE to consider functional hanger loops. 3.2 and 3.3 term hood deleted and replaced by head. 2) Requirements now consider the different risks for front and back of garment, and specification corrected accordingly. 3) 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3 decorative cords are now permitted for young children with restrictions which specifically consider strangulation hazards. This is consistent with permitting stitched embellishments, for example bows. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 4 4) 3.2.5, 3.2.6 and 3.3.4, 3.3.5 deal with shoulder straps and halter neck styles. Ring and slider mechanisms are commonly used to permit adjustment of the strap in wear, to ensure close fit and functionality of the garment. The loops created by these straps will be variable, and may be greater than 7,5 cm. However as these are close fitting to the body, no loop should present an entrapment hazard.

3.4 has been revised. Examination of garments shows that those clothes that are worn from waist down can be defined as those that fit closely to the body to be functional. Strings at the waist on these garments when closed to the body will be low hazard, and some requirements have been relaxed. Other garments can be more flowing, for example unbuttoned coats. In these garments, requirements have been strengthened. d) 3.7 sleeves: The original text assumed strings protruded from lower hems only, and that sleeves were long or short. This did not reflect fashion. Clauses have been revised to consider strings other than at hems, and all lengths of sleeve e) Annex B: new paragraph to clarify that anthropometric data listed is that used to define children’s sizes in EN 14682:2014, where the tallest children in Europe were considered. f) Annex C: enhanced to provide rationale for exclusions from scope, and rationale for requirements for lengths of drawstrings and cords. Explanation that manufacturers need to be more aware of how product is likely to be used, and not what it is called as a garment type. g) Annex D, new improved methods for measurement of — sash or tied belt, — garment open to its largest and laid flat, — garment in its relaxed natural state. h) Annex F, improved figures provided to illustrate requirements. i) To assist the reader, throughout this European Standard, the terms defined in Clause 2 'Terms and definitions' are in italics. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association. According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 5 Introduction The European Commission Mandate No. M/309, related to the safety of consumers of drawstrings or cords on children’s clothing and issued on 9 March 2001, requested that CEN develops standards or specifications to consider cords and drawstrings on clothing intended for children up to age 14 years. The aim of this European Standard is to minimize the risk of accidental entrapment by cords or drawstrings on children’s clothing taking into account: a) the child’s age; b) behaviour and activities of children for their age and stage of development, for example playing in playgrounds, climbing trees, travelling by bus or train, ability to look after themselves, and where relevant, level of supervision; c) national accident statistics indicate that serious accidents involving cords and drawstrings on children’s clothing fall into two main groups by age of child; 1) younger children: entrapment of hood cords in playground equipment such as slides, resulting in fatalities; 2) older children and young persons: entrapment of cords and strings from the waist and lower hems of garments in moving vehicles such as bus doors, ski lifts and bicycles resulting in severe injuries or death from being dragged along or run over by the vehicle. In addition, elasticated hood or neck cords have resulted in a number of facial injuries. Children’s clothing sold in the EU is usually sold by height as the primary measurement, sometimes with age as an additional indicator. Clothing for babies (up to around 1 year of age) is generally sold by length of the baby although some countries use the baby's weight. All chest, waist, and hip measurements are secondary measurements. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 6 1 Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for cords and drawstrings on children's clothing, including disguise costumes and ski apparel, up to the age of 14 years. Within the scope of this European Standard, it is not possible to cover all potential hazards that may create an unsafe garment. Conversely, identifiable specific hazards in certain styles/design of garment might not present a risk for certain age groups. It is recommended that an individual risk assessment be carried out on any garment in order to ensure that it does not present a hazard to the wearer This European Standard does not apply to the following (see Annex C for rationale): a) child use and care articles, for example bibs, nappies and soother holders; b) shoes, boots and similar footwear; c) gloves, hats, bonnets and scarves; d) neckties designed to be worn with a shirt or blouse; e) belts, with the exception of tied belts which are within scope; f) braces; g) religious clothing; h) celebratory clothing such as that worn at civil or religious ceremonies, national or regional festivals provided this is worn for limited periods and under supervision; i) specialist sportswear and activity wear generally worn for limited periods and under supervision, for example rugby shorts, wet suits, and dancewear, except where those garments are commonly worn as day wear or night wear; j) theatrical costumes used for theatrical performances; k) aprons intended to be worn over day wear, for limited periods and under supervision, to protect clothing from soiling during activities such as painting, cooking, or during meal times; l) bags and purses. 2 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 2.1 young child person aged from birth to up age 7 years (that is up to and including 6 years and 11 months) which includes all children up to and including a height of 134 cm Note 1 to entry : See Annex B. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 7 2.2 older child and young person person aged from 7 years up to age 14 years (that is up to and including 13 years and 11 months) which includes all boys of height greater than 134 cm up to 182 cm and girls of height greater than 134 cm up to 176 cm Note 1 to entry : See Annex B. 2.3 children's clothing all garments intended by design, production route or selling route to be worn by children up to the age of 14 years 2.4 functional cord cord, chain, ribbon, string or tape, made of any textile or non-textile material including elastic material, which is used to adjust the size of the opening, or part of the garment or to fasten the garment itself 2.5 drawstring cord, chain, ribbon, string or tape, made of any textile or non-textile material including elastic material, which passes through a channel, loop(s) or eyelet(s) or similar, to adjust the size of the opening, or part of the garment or to fasten the garment itself Note 1 to entry: The protruding length of the drawstring may increase when closure is effected. Note 2 to entry: For some garments, a drawstring may be a loop with a tightening device rather than a single length with two ends that may or may not be tied. 2.6 decorative cord non-functional cord, chain, ribbon, string or tape, made of any textile or non-textile material including elastic material, with free end with or without embellishment such as toggle, pom-pom, feather or bead, which is not intended to be used to adjust the size of the garment opening or fasten the garment itself Note 1 to entry : Fringes are considered as a series of decorative cords. Note 2 to entry : Free ends of fixed bows are considered as decorative cords. 2.7 elastic cord cord containing yarns of rubber or elastodiene or elastane polymer or similar, having high extensibility and complete or near complete recovery 2.8 shoulder strap cord, chain, ribbon, string or tape, made of any textile or non-textile material including elastic material, joining the front and back of a garment top together, which is close fitting and passes over the shoulder 2.9 halter neck cord cord, chain, ribbon, string or tape, made of any textile or non-textile material including elastic material, worn round the back of the neck holding the garment (for example dress, blouse or bikini) top leaving the shoulder and back bare SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 8 2.10 belt (excluding tied belts) strip of any material, with fastening mechanism such as buckle, worn round chest or waist area used to hold up clothing or as decoration 2.11 tied belt or sash decorative or functional piece of any material of not less than 3 cm width tied round the chest or waist area of a garment Note 1 to entry : Tied belt or sash may or may not fully encircle the body. Note 2 to entry : If the width is less than 3 cm, these are considered as cords or drawstrings. 2.12 braces suspenders pair of shoulder straps, often elasticated, joining the front and back of a pair of trousers or skirt or similar garments covering the lower body used to hold the garment up Note 1 to entry: Braces may be removable or permanently attached. 2.13 stirrup strip of textile or non-textile material attached to both sides of the lower hem of a trouser such that it passes under the foot or shoe to create a close fit to the wearer 2.14 toggle wooden, plastic, metal or otherwise composed piece attached to or present on, a drawstring, functional cord or decorative cord Note 1 to entry: Toggles may or may not be functional. 2.15 loop cord or narrow strip of fabric, which may be fixed or adjustable in length, where both ends are attached to the garment 2.16 zip puller fitting attached to the slider body to facilitate manipulation 2.17 zip slider moving component consisting essentially of a slider body and, normally, a puller, which opens or closes the fastener by separating or engaging the interlocking members Note 1 to entry

The slider might incorporate a locking device. Alternative slider types are available with a flip-over puller or double pullers, to facilitate operation from both front and back sides. 2.18 adjusting tab strip of textile or non-textile material not less than 2 cm in width intended to adjust the size of opening on a garment or for decoration , for example at the ankle or sleeve cuff SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 9 2.19 open to its largest and laid flat garment or part of a garment extended to its fullest size to remove gathering or effect of elastication without deforming or stretching the fabric beyond its natural state, or damaging the garment construction or stitching Note 1 to entry : See D.3. 2.20 relaxed natural state measurement when garment is laid flat with garment part, for example waistband, in its natural position (neither extended nor contracted) Note 1 to entry : See D.4. 2.21 three dimensional embellishment decorative item attached to a cord that is thicker and/or wider than the cord itself Note 1 to entry : Thin materials such as plastic sleeving (boot lace ends) which are not thicker than the cord itself are not considered as three dimensional embellishments. 2.22 head, neck and upper chest area whole of head, neck and throat, and upper front chest from shoulders to the top of the arm pits (axillae) excluding arm Note 1 to entry : See Figure 1, zone A. 2.23 chest and waist area front part of the body from the chest level with the armpits (axillae) to the hip level with the crotch Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1, zone B. 2.24 below hip area part of the body below the hip, level with the crotch Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1, zone C. 2.25 back area posterior part of the body and legs, excluding head and neck Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1, zone D. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 10

Key A head, neck and upper chest area B chest and waist area C below hip area D back area Figure 1 — Body zones 2.26 short sleeve sleeve designed to end at or above the elbow 2.27 long sleeve sleeve designed to end below the elbow SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 11 3 Requirements 3.1 General IMPORTANT. The requirements provided in this standard are applicable to the inside and outside of the garment. It is possible through risk assessment of the specific style that some features which are wholly inside the garment when worn may be acceptable as they are not a hazard to the wearer. 3.1.1 The free ends of drawstrings, functional cords, and tied belts or sashes shall have no knots or three-dimensional embellishments and shall be secured to prevent fraying, for example by heat sealing or bar tacking. The ends may be doubled or folded provided no hazard of entrapment is created. Knots and three- dimensional embellishments along the length of the free ends are not permitted. 3.1.2 Toggles shall only be used on drawstrings with no free ends, or decorative cords (for example, see Figure F.1 and F.8). 3.1.3 Where drawstrings are permitted, they shall be attached to the garment, for example using a bar tack, in at least one point positioned equidistant from the exit points (for example, see Figure F.3). 3.1.4 Fixed loops, which protrude from the garment, for example to fasten, or loops on fixed bows, shall be no more than 7,5 cm in circumference. Flat loops which do not protrude from the garments, for example belt loops, shall be no more than 7,5 cm in length, between the fixed points of attachment to the garment (for example, see Figure F.4). NOTE Functional hanger loops and other loops inside the garment are permitted if a risk assessment shows that they are not a hazard to the wearer (see Annex E). 3.1.5 Zip pullers including any embellishment shall be not longer than 7,5 cm in length from zip slider. 3.1.6 Zip pullers with or without embellishment shall not hang below the lower edge of garments designed to finish at the ankle (for example, see Figure F.5) 3.1.7 All measurements shall be carried out in accordance with Annex D. 3.2 Head, neck and upper chest area on garments for young children (Figure 1, zone A) 3.2.1 Garments intended for young children shall not be designed, manufactured or supplied with drawstrings or functional cords in the head, neck or upper chest area. 3.2.2 Decorative cords shall not be permitted anywhere on the hood or at the back of the neck. 3.2.3 In other parts of neck and upper chest areas, decorative cords shall have free ends no longer than 7,5 cm, shall have no knots, toggles or three dimensional embellishments and shall not be positioned so they can tie across the throat. Decorative cords shall not be made from elastic cords. NOTE The hazard from elastic cords is that they may "snap" back to face or neck resulting in injury. Elasticated shoulder straps and halter necks fit close to the body and do not pose the same risk. 3.2.4 Adjusting tabs are permissible provided that the length is no more than 7,5 cm, and shall have no button, toggle, buckle on the free end which may present an entrapment hazard. SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 12 3.2.5 Shoulder straps shall be constructed such that, when worn, there shall be no free ends external to the garment. Shoulder straps may be permanently fixed to front and back, or attached to permit adjustment of strap length by for example buttons, press fasteners, provided the free end is inside the garment. The use of a clip or fastening of two cords is acceptable, provided these do not result in free ends of cords when garment is worn. Where a mechanism, for example ring and slider, is used to adjust the length of the shoulder strap, the strap including the loop shall lie flat to the body when worn. NOTE

Where this mechanism is used, the loop will be of variable length. The general requirement for flat loop length 3.1.4 is not applicable, as the loop is flat to the body when worn. Decorative cords attached to a shoulder strap shall not have free ends longer than 7,5 cm and fixed loops shall be no more than 7,5 cm in circumference (for example, see Figure F.6). 3.2.6 Halter neck-style garments shall be constructed with no free ends in the neck and throat (for example, see Figure F.7). The use of a clip or fastening of two cords is acceptable, provided these do not result in free ends of cords when garment is worn. Where a mechanism, for example ring and slider, is used to adjust the length of the halter neck, the strap including the loop shall lie flat to the body when worn. NOTE Where this mechanism is used, the loop will be of variable length. The general requirement for flat loop length 3.1.4 is not applicable, as the loop is flat to the body when worn. 3.3 Head, neck and upper chest area on garments for older children and young persons (Figure 1, zone A) 3.3.1 Drawstrings shall not have free ends. Drawstrings with no free ends shall have no protruding loop when the garment is open to its largest and laid flat. When the garment opening is at its smallest, i.e. the size it is intended to fit, the maximum protruding loop circumference shall be 15 cm (for example, see Figure F.8). Where toggles are used for adjustment of drawstrings with no free ends, the toggle shall be fixed to the garment (see Figure F.1). 3.3.2 Functional cords shall be not more than 7,5 cm in length. Functional cords shall not be made from elastic cords. NOTE The hazard from elastic cords is that they may "snap" back to face or neck resulting in injury. Elasticated shoulder straps and halter necks fit close to the body and do not pose the same risk. 3.3.3 Decorative cords shall not be more than 7,5 cm in length including any attachment or three dimensional embellishment. Decorative cords shall not be made from elastic cords. NOTE The hazard from elastic cords is that they may "snap" back to face or neck resulting in injury, especially if they have a toggle. 3.3.4

Adjusting tabs are permissible provided that the length is no more than 7,5 cm, and shall have no button, toggle, buckle on the free end which may present an entrapment hazard. 3.3.5 Shoulder straps are permissible provided any free ends are no longer than 14 cm from the point at which they are to be tied and fixed loops are no more than 7,5 cm in circumference (for example, see Figure F.6). SIST EN 14682:2015

EN 14682:2014 (E) 13 Where a mechanism, for example ring and slider, is used to adjust the length of the shoulder strap, the strap including the loop shall lie flat to the body when worn. NOTE Where this mechanism is used, the loop will be of variable length. The general requirement for flat loop length 3.1.4 is not applicable, as the loop is flat to the body when worn. 3.3.6 Halter neck-style garments shall be constructed with no free ends at the neck and throat (for example, see Figure F.7). The use of a clip or fastening of two cords is acceptable, provided these do not result in free ends of cords when garment is worn. Where a mechanism, for example ring and slider, is used to adjust the length of the halter neck strap, the strap including the loop shall lie flat to the body when worn. NOTE Where this mechanism is used, the loop will be of variable length. The general requirement for flat loop length 3.1.4 is not applicable, as the loop is flat to the body when worn. 3.4 Chest and waist area (Figure 1, zone B) 3.4.1 Garments worn from waist down without shoulder straps, braces, or sleeves, such as trousers, shorts, skirts, briefs, bikini bottoms, shall not have: a) free ends of drawstrings longer than 20 cm at each end when the garment is in a relaxed natural state.(for example, see Figure F.9); b) protruding loops on drawstrings with no free ends, when the garment is open to its largest and laid flat. Where toggles are used for adjustment of drawstrings with no free ends, the toggles shall be fixed to the garment (for example see Figure F.1); c) functional cords longer than 20 cm; d) decorative cords longer than 14 cm including any embellishment. 3.4.2 Garments other than those listed in 3.4.1 such as shirts, coats, dresses, and dungarees shall not have: a) free ends of drawstrings longer than 14 cm at each end when the garment is open to its largest and laid flat; b) protruding loops on drawstrings with no free ends when the garment is open to its largest and laid flat . Where toggles are used for adjustment of drawstrings with no free ends, the toggles shall be fixed to the garment (for example see Figure F.1); c) functional cords longer than 14 cm; d) decorative cords longer than 14 cm including any embellishment. 3.4.3 For all garments, adjusting tabs in the waist area shall be a maximum of 14 cm. 3.4.4 For young children, tied belts or sashes intended to be tied at the back of the garment are permissible provided that when untied and measured from the point where they are to be tied, they shall be no more than 36 cm in length. When untied, they shall not hang below the hem of the garment (for example, see Figures F.10 and F.11). 3.4.5 For older children and young persons, tied belts or sashes intended to be tied at the back of the garment are permissible provided that, w

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