Textiles - Safety of children's clothing - Guidance on the use of EN 14682:2014 Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications

This Technical Report has been written to help all users of EN 14682:2014 with the understanding of garment styling and the harmonized standard.
The document is in 'Question and Answer' format. All the garments mentioned are examples of frequently asked questions raised by the clothing industry or market surveillance authorities. The responses have been reviewed and agreed upon by CEN/TC 248/WG 20.

Textilien - Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Anleitung zur Anwendung von EN 14682:2014 Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

Dieses Dokument wurde verfasst, um allen Anwendern der EN 14682:2014 das Verständnis über die Gestaltung von Kleidungsstücken und der harmonisierten Norm zu erleichtern.
Das Dokument weist ein Frage Antwort Format auf. Alle erwähnten Kleidungsstücke stehen beispielhaft für häufig gestellte Fragen von der Bekleidungsindustrie oder von Marktaufsichtsbehörden. Die Antworten wurden durch CEN/TC 248/WG 20 geprüft und vereinbart.
Im Allgemeinen hat CEN/TC 248/WG 20 festgestellt, dass die Werbung, Webseiten und visuellen Präsentationen von Einzelhändlern von den Verbrauchern genutzt werden, um sich darüber zu informieren, wie ein Kleidungsstück zu tragen oder zu stylen ist. Häufig werden Kleidungsstücke, die EN 14682 entsprechen, wenn sie richtig getragen werden, falsch präsentiert, was zur Förderung einer „Mode“ führt. Einzelhändler werden angeregt, ihre Kollegen, die nicht vom Fach sind, bei ihren Produktpräsentationen an die GPSD und an EN 14682 zu erinnern. Eine korrekte Produktpräsentation vermindert darüber hinaus Missverständnisse entweder durch den Verbraucher oder durch Marktaufsichtsbehörden.

Textiles - Sécurité des vêtements d’enfants - Recommandations relatives à l’utilisation de l’EN 14682:2014 Cordons et cordons coulissants - Spécifications

Le présent Rapport technique a été élaboré pour aider tous les utilisateurs de l’EN 14682:2014 à
développer une meilleure compréhension de la création de styles de vêtements et de la norme
harmonisée.
Le document se présente sous forme de questions et de réponses. Tous les vêtements mentionnés sont
à l’origine de questions fréquemment posées par les industriels de l’habillement ou les autorités de
surveillance du marché. Les réponses ont été examinées et approuvées par le CEN/TC 248/GT 20.
De manière générale, le CEN/TC 248/GT 20 a constaté que les consommateurs regardent les publicités,
les sites web et les présentations de marchandises des détaillants pour voir comment porter un
vêtement ou lui donner un style. Même des vêtements qui, correctement portés, sont conformes à
l’EN 14682, favorisent fréquemment l’apparition d’une « mode » lorsqu’ils sont incorrectement
présentés. Il est recommandé aux détaillants de rappeler à leurs collègues non techniques les exigences
de la réglementation DGSP et de l’EN 14682 en matière de présentation des produits. Une présentation
correcte des produits peut également réduire les erreurs d’interprétation par le consommateur comme
par les autorités de surveillance du marché.

Tekstilije - Varnost otroških oblačil - Navodila za uporabo standarda EN 14682:2014 Vrvice in vezalke na otroških oblačilih - Specifikacije

To tehnično poročilo je namenjeno pomoči vsem uporabnikom standarda EN 14682:2014 z razumevanjem oblikovanja oblačil in usklajenega standarda.
Dokument je v obliki »vprašanje in odgovor«. Vsa navedena oblačila so primeri pogostih vprašanj, ki so bila zastavljena oblačilni industriji ali organom za nadzor trga. Odgovore je pregledal in uskladil odbor CEN/TC 248/WG 20.

General Information

Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
24-Apr-2019
Publication Date
03-Sep-2019
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
08-Jul-2019
Due Date
12-Sep-2019
Completion Date
04-Sep-2019

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
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Nadomešča:
SIST-TP CEN/TR 16446:2013
Tekstilije - Varnost otroških oblačil - Navodila za uporabo standarda EN
14682:2014 Vrvice in vezalke na otroških oblačilih - Specifikacije

Textiles - Safety of children's clothing - Guidance on the use of EN 14682:2014 Cords

and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications
Textilien - Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Anleitung zur Anwendung von EN
14682:2014 Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

Textiles - Sécurité des vêtements d’enfants - Recommandations relatives à l’utilisation de

l’EN 14682:2014 Cordons et cordons coulissants - Spécifications
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN/TR 17376:2019
ICS:
61.020 Oblačila Clothes
97.190 Otroška oprema Equipment for children
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CEN/TR 17376
TECHNICAL REPORT
RAPPORT TECHNIQUE
June 2019
TECHNISCHER BERICHT
ICS 61.020; 97.190
English Version
Textiles - Safety of children's clothing - Guidance on the
use of EN 14682:2014 Cords and drawstrings on children's
clothing - Specifications

Textiles - Sécurité des vêtements d'enfants - Textilien - Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Anleitung

Recommandations relatives à l'utilisation de l'EN zur Anwendung von EN 14682:2014 Kordeln und

14682:2014 Cordons et cordons coulissants - Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

Spécifications

This Technical Report was approved by CEN on 26 May 2019. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 248.

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, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Requests for further clarification.............................................................................................................. 5

5 Common questions and answers in relation to the clarification of EN 14682:2014 .............. 5

5.1 Questions concerning the scope ................................................................................................................ 5

5.1.1 Are products listed as “out of scope” in EN 14682 presumed to be safe? ................................... 5

5.1.2 Why are hoods on garments not considered by this standard? ..................................................... 6

5.1.3 Why are disguise costumes listed in scope of EN 14682? ................................................................. 6

5.1.4 Is carnival clothing in scope of EN 14682? ............................................................................................. 6

5.1.5 What is the difference between a tied belt (in scope) and a belt (out of scope)? .................... 6

5.1.6 Why are braces (suspenders) outside the scope of EN 14682? ...................................................... 6

5.1.7 Why are religious clothes not in the scope? .......................................................................................... 7

5.1.8 Are swim suits, bikinis and board shorts considered to be specialist sportswear? ............. 7

5.1.9 Are bags sold with the garment excluded from the scope? .............................................................. 8

5.2 Questions concerning definitions ............................................................................................................. 8

5.2.1 In the definition of loop in 2.15 what is meant by “attached” ......................................................... 8

5.3 Questions concerning requirements........................................................................................................ 8

5.3.1 How should decorations near the end of decorative cords or functional cords be

considered? ....................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.3.2 Are fur or faux fur cuffs on sleeves, or garment hems considered as fringes ........................... 8

5.3.3 Are raw edges (frayed hems) considered to be fringes i.e. series of decorative cords .......... 8

5.3.4 Are hanging loops (for display purposes in store) acceptable? ..................................................... 9

5.3.5 How do we consider the construction of a cord in a hood, fixed at the eyelets? ...................... 9

5.3.6 Are hood extensions used to fasten a hood considered as adjusting tabs and

therefore subject to requirements of sub Clauses 3.2.4 and 3.3.4? ........................................... 10

5.3.7 Are decorative cords which look like animal ears, antennae etc permitted on hood of

clothing? .......................................................................................................................................................... 11

5.3.8 Is this tied on collar acceptable? ............................................................................................................. 13

5.3.9 Are tubular scarves such as snood acceptable? ................................................................................ 13

5.3.10 These garments all have long (grown-on) collars. Are they acceptable? ............................... 14

5.3.11 Is it acceptable for bikinis with no free ends to use a halter neck clasp? ................................ 15

5.3.12 Dungarees have shoulder straps. Is it acceptable for these to be unfastened and

adjustable? ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.3.13 How should tabs on the shoulder of a garment be considered?.................................................. 16

5.3.14 Are loops for fastening garments such as a duffel coat acceptable? .......................................... 16

5.3.15 Is the cord to which a toggle button is attached on a duffel coat a functional cord? ........... 16

5.3.16 Is a scarf tied around the waist of a garment acceptable? ............................................................. 16

5.3.17 Is it acceptable for free ends of a sash to be shaped? ...................................................................... 17

5.3.18 Is a sash which is fixed at the side seams acceptable if the section between the side

seams is not stitched to the dress? ......................................................................................................... 17

5.3.19 Are sashes or tied belts sewn to the garment from the side seam acceptable? ..................... 18

5.3.20 How should cords in the waist which are less than 3cm wide which pass through

loops be considered? .................................................................................................................................. 18

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5.3.21 How should belts (with fastening mechanism) permanently attached to the garment

be considered? ............................................................................................................................................... 18

5.3.22 How should cords designed to be tied on the side of the body, such as on skirt or

bikini pants, to be considered? ................................................................................................................ 18

5.3.23 How should cords or “grown on” ties should be considered at lower hems of T

Shirts? If so what is the maximum permitted length? ..................................................................... 19

5.3.24 For board shorts with multiple eyelets, is the exit point measured from the exit point

of the eyelet or from the garment? ......................................................................................................... 19

5.3.25 Are strings at the hems of Capri (3/4 length) trousers acceptable? .......................................... 19

5.3.26 How should a zip puller at the back of the neck, for example on a dress, be

considered? ..................................................................................................................................................... 19

5.3.27 Are zip pullers permitted to hang below the lower edge of long sleeves permitted?

Clause 3.7.1 states that functional cords are not permitted to hang below the sleeve

on long sleeved garments .......................................................................................................................... 20

5.3.28 How should a non-functional strip of material around the sleeve cuff with or without

buckle, not attached to the garment that pass through loops be classified? A typical

example is a trench coat cuff .................................................................................................................... 20

5.3.29 Are the ties in these baby's bootees (pre- walking) acceptable? ................................................ 21

5.3.30 Embellished hosiery, excluding garments designed for pre- walking infants, has

become highly fashionable. How this should be addressed to meet EN 14682? ................... 21

5.3.31 The requirements of draw strings in chest waist area defined in EN 14682:2014

subclause 3.4.1 a, and 3.4.2 a, work well when a garment is closed to fit a wearer ............. 21

5.3.32 Some dungarees have shoulder straps which fasten to the garment at the waist with

free ends which are not totally inside the garment. How should these be considered? ..... 22

5.3.33 How should the crossover drawstring (lacing) in the hood and neck area for example

in a blouse, be considered? ....................................................................................................................... 22

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European foreword

This document (CEN/TR 17376:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 248

“Textiles and Textile Products”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

EN 14682:2004 Safety of Children's Clothing – Cords and drawstrings on Children's Clothing –

Specification was developed in response to European Commission Mandate M 309 and harmonized

under the General Product Safety Directive in July 2007. However, noting industry comments on

EN 14682:2004, a revision was commenced in 2005, published in 2007, and harmonized in March 2011.

A further revision was carried out with publication in 2014 and harmonization in March 2015

An EU Commission report on the adoption of EN 14682 was commissioned in 2008. The report

highlighted the need for additional guidance for industry and market surveillance authorities to explain

the technical aspect of garment design and manufacture. Children's clothing, like adult clothing, is

highly fashionable, resulting in changing garment styles. The aim of this Technical Report is to assist all

stakeholders in this fast changing and inventive industry.
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1 Scope

This document has been written to help all users of EN 14682:2014 with the understanding of garment

styling and the harmonized standard.

The document is in 'Question and Answer' format. All the garments mentioned are examples of

frequently asked questions raised by the clothing industry or market surveillance authorities. The

responses have been reviewed and agreed upon by CEN/TC 248/WG 20.

In general CEN TC 248 WG20 has observed that retailers advertising, websites and visual merchandise

displays are used by consumers to inform on how to wear or style a garment. Frequently garments

which comply with EN 14682 if worn correctly have been displayed incorrectly, encouraging a

“fashion”. Retailers are encouraged to remind their non-technical colleagues of the GPSD and EN 14682

in product displays. Correct product presentation will also reduce misunderstanding by either the

consumer or market authorities.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
There are no terms and definitions listed in this document.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
4 Requests for further clarification

A request for further clarification via a guidance document may be submitted by a CEN member body

through its national committee. The requests are channelled to WG 20 which deals with the request.

A request for help may lead to:
a) clarification of the standard;

b) no-action required; that is no clarification or amendment to the standard currently required;

c) proposal for an amendment of the standard.
5 Common questions and answers in relation to the clarification of
EN 14682:2014
5.1 Questions concerning the scope
5.1.1 Are products listed as “out of scope” in EN 14682 presumed to be safe?

No. There are no specific design requirements in EN 14682 for these products, however all products

should be risk assessed.
Action. To be addressed in revision of EN 14682.
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5.1.2 Why are hoods on garments not considered by this standard?

The mandate M 309 provided by the EU Commission for the development of EN 14682 was in relation

to entrapment of children by cords and drawstrings on garments. A hood is neither a drawstring nor a

cord. Hoods are therefore outside the scope of the standard.

Nevertheless, the working group actively requested the assistance of CEN/TC 248 members and

authorities for information concerning entrapment of children caused by hoods attached to garments,

with the intention of developing a standard if necessary. Over a 5-year period, no data was identified

where the hood had resulted in the entrapment. There were accidents involving garments with hoods,

however the hood had not been the cause of the entrapment. CEN/TC 248 concluded that there was no

evidence to support the need for a safety standard dealing with hazards associated with entrapment of

children by hoods on garments.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.3 Why are disguise costumes listed in scope of EN 14682?

Disguise costumes (dress-up clothing) worn by children for play should meet the Toy Safety Directive

and the requirements described in EN 71, Safety of Toys. EN 71-1:2014+A3:2018 Clause 4.26 provides

requirements.

If functional cords, decorative cords or drawstrings do not break away from the disguise costume with a

breakaway function when tested in accordance with EN 71-1:2014 Clause 8.38, then the garment

should meet the requirements of EN 14682.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.4 Is carnival clothing in scope of EN 14682?
Yes, the hazards are the same as for clothing.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.

5.1.5 What is the difference between a tied belt (in scope) and a belt (out of scope)?

A tied belt has no fastening, is 3cm or more in width and composed of any material. A belt is a strip of

any material, and of any width, with a fastening mechanism (e.g. buckles, rings, press fasteners, buttons,

touch and close, etc.). Both are worn around the chest or waist area.
As with all products, the belt will require a separate risk assessment.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.6 Why are braces (suspenders) outside the scope of EN 14682?

Braces (suspenders) are used to hold a garment up, for example trousers or a skirt, and are therefore

close- fitting to the wearer, so there is no hazard of strangulation, or entrapment in a moving vehicle.

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a) b)

Figure 1 — Example illustrating braces worn under tension — Example illustrating braces worn

not under tension, loops of braces create a hazard of entrapment.

NOTE The fashion to wear braces off the shoulder, and hanging from the waist area, was not and could not

have been anticipated during the development of EN 14682:2007. This style of weari

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Textiles - Safety of children's clothing - Guidance on the use of EN 14682:2014 Cords

and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications
Textilien - Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Anleitung zur Anwendung von EN
14682:2014 Kordeln und Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

Textiles - Sécurité des vêtements d’enfants - Recommandations relatives à l’utilisation

de l’EN 14682:2014 Cordons et cordons coulissants - Spécifications
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61.020 2EODþLOD Clothes
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FINAL DRAFT
TECHNICAL REPORT
FprCEN/TR 17376
RAPPORT TECHNIQUE
TECHNISCHER BERICHT
January 2019
ICS 61.020; 97.190
English Version
Textiles - Safety of children's clothing - Guidance on the
use of EN 14682:2014 Cords and drawstrings on children's
clothing - Specifications
Textilien - Sicherheit von Kinderbekleidung - Anleitung
zur Anwendung von EN 14682:2014 Kordeln und
Zugbänder an Kinderbekleidung - Anforderungen

This draft Technical Report is submitted to CEN members for Vote. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC

248.

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, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a Technical Report. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a Technical Report.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Requests for further clarification.............................................................................................................. 5

5 Common questions and answers in relation to the clarification of EN 14682:2014 .............. 5

5.1 Questions concerning the scope ................................................................................................................ 5

5.1.1 Are products listed as “out of scope” in EN 14682 presumed to be safe? ................................... 5

5.1.2 Why are hoods on garments not considered by this standard? ..................................................... 6

5.1.3 Why are disguise costumes listed in scope of EN 14682? ................................................................. 6

5.1.4 Is carnival clothing in scope of EN 14682? ............................................................................................. 6

5.1.5 What is the difference between a tied belt (in scope) and a belt (out of scope)? .................... 6

5.1.6 Why are braces (suspenders) outside the scope of EN 14682? ...................................................... 6

5.1.7 Why are religious clothes not in the scope? .......................................................................................... 7

5.1.8 Are swim suits, bikinis and board shorts considered to be specialist sportswear? ............. 8

5.1.9 Are bags sold with the garment excluded from the scope? .............................................................. 8

5.2 Questions concerning definitions ............................................................................................................. 8

5.2.1 In the definition of loop in 2.15 what is meant by “attached” ......................................................... 8

5.3 Questions concerning requirements........................................................................................................ 8

5.3.1 How should decorations near the end of decorative cords or functional cords be

considered? ....................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.3.2 Are fur or faux fur cuffs on sleeves, or garment hems considered as fringes ........................... 8

5.3.3 Are raw edges (frayed hems) considered to be fringes i.e. series of decorative cords .......... 8

5.3.4 Are hanging loops (for display purposes in store) acceptable? ..................................................... 9

5.3.5 How do we consider the construction of a cord in a hood, fixed at the eyelets? ................... 10

5.3.6 Are hood extensions used to fasten a hood considered as adjusting tabs and

therefore subject to requirements of sub Clauses 3.2.4 and 3.3.4? ........................................... 11

5.3.7 Are decorative cords which look like animal ears, antennae etc permitted on hood of

clothing? .......................................................................................................................................................... 11

5.3.8 Is this tied on collar acceptable? ............................................................................................................. 13

5.3.9 Are tubular scarves such as snood acceptable? ................................................................................ 13

5.3.10 These garments all have long (grown-on) collars. Are they acceptable? ............................... 14

5.3.11 Is it acceptable for bikinis with no free ends to use a halter neck clasp? ................................ 15

5.3.12 Dungarees have shoulder straps. Is it acceptable for these to be unfastened and

adjustable? ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.3.13 How should tabs on the shoulder of a garment be considered?.................................................. 16

5.3.14 Are loops for fastening garments such as a duffel coat acceptable? .......................................... 16

5.3.15 Is the cord to which a toggle button is attached on a duffel coat a functional cord? ........... 16

5.3.16 Is a scarf tied around the waist of a garment acceptable? ............................................................. 16

5.3.17 Is it acceptable for free ends of a sash to be shaped? ...................................................................... 17

5.3.18 Is a sash which is fixed at the side seams acceptable if the section between the side

seams is not stitched to the dress? ......................................................................................................... 17

5.3.19 Are sashes or tied belts sewn to the garment from the side seam acceptable? ..................... 18

5.3.20 How should cords in the waist which are less than 3cm wide which pass through

loops be considered? .................................................................................................................................. 18

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5.3.21 How should belts (with fastening mechanism) permanently attached to the garment

be considered? ............................................................................................................................................... 18

5.3.22 How should cords designed to be tied on the side of the body, such as on skirt or

bikini pants, to be considered? ................................................................................................................ 18

5.3.23 How should cords or “grown on” ties should be considered at lower hems of T

Shirts? If so what is the maximum permitted length? ..................................................................... 19

5.3.24 For board shorts with multiple eyelets, is the exit point measured from the exit point

of the eyelet or from the garment? ......................................................................................................... 19

5.3.25 Are strings at the hems of Capri (3/4 length) trousers acceptable? .......................................... 19

5.3.26 How should a zip puller at the back of the neck, for example on a dress, be

considered? ..................................................................................................................................................... 19

5.3.27 Are zip pullers permitted to hang below the lower edge of long sleeves permitted?

Clause 3.7.1 states that functional cords are not permitted to hang below the sleeve

on long sleeved garments .......................................................................................................................... 20

5.3.28 How should a non-functional strip of material around the sleeve cuff with or without

buckle, not attached to the garment that pass through loops be classified? A typical

example is a trench coat cuff .................................................................................................................... 20

5.3.29 Are the ties in these baby's bootees (pre- walking) acceptable? ................................................ 21

5.3.30 Embellished hosiery, excluding garments designed for pre- walking infants, has

become highly fashionable. How this should be addressed to meet EN 14682? ................... 21

5.3.31 The requirements of draw strings in chest waist area defined in EN 14682:2014

subclause 3.4.1 a, and 3.4.2 a, work well when a garment is closed to fit a wearer ........... 21

5.3.32 Some dungarees have shoulder straps which fasten to the garment at the waist with

free ends which are not totally inside the garment. How should these be considered? ..... 22

5.3.33 How should the crossover drawstring (lacing) in the hood and neck area for example

in a blouse, be considered? ....................................................................................................................... 22

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European foreword

This document (FprCEN/TR 17376:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 248

“Textiles and Textile Products”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.
This document is currently submitted to the Vote on TR.

EN 14682:2004 Safety of Children's Clothing – Cords and drawstrings on Children's Clothing –

Specification was developed in response to European Commission Mandate M 309 and harmonized

under the General Product Safety Directive in July 2007. However, noting industry comments on

EN 14682:2004, a revision was commenced in 2005, published in 2007, and harmonized in March 2011.

A further revision was carried out with publication in 2014 and harmonization in March 2015

An EU Commission report on the adoption of EN 14682 was commissioned in 2008. The report

highlighted the need for additional guidance for industry and market surveillance authorities to explain

the technical aspect of garment design and manufacture. Children's clothing, like adult clothing, is

highly fashionable, resulting in changing garment styles. The aim of this Technical Report is to assist all

stakeholders in this fast changing and inventive industry.
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1 Scope

This document has been written to help all users of EN 14682:2014 with the understanding of garment

styling and the harmonized standard.

The document is in 'Question and Answer' format. All the garments mentioned are examples of

frequently asked questions raised by the clothing industry or market surveillance authorities. The

responses have been reviewed and agreed upon by CEN/TC 248/WG 20.

In general CEN TC 248 WG20 has observed that retailers advertising, websites and visual merchandise

displays are used by consumers to inform on how to wear or style a garment. Frequently garments

which comply with EN 14682 if worn correctly have been displayed incorrectly, encouraging a

“fashion”. Retailers are encouraged to remind their non-technical colleagues of the GPSD and EN 14682

in product displays. Correct product presentation will also reduce misunderstanding by either the

consumer or market authorities.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
There are no terms and definitions listed in this document.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
4 Requests for further clarification

A request for further clarification via a guidance document may be submitted by a CEN member body

through its national committee. The requests are channelled to WG 20 which deals with the request.

A request for help may lead to:
a) clarification of the standard;

b) no-action required; that is no clarification or amendment to the standard currently required;

c) proposal for an amendment of the standard.
5 Common questions and answers in relation to the clarification of
EN 14682:2014
5.1 Questions concerning the scope
5.1.1 Are products listed as “out of scope” in EN 14682 presumed to be safe?

No. There are no specific design requirements in EN 14682 for these products, however all products

should be risk assessed.
Action. To be addressed in revision of EN 14682.
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5.1.2 Why are hoods on garments not considered by this standard?

The mandate M 309 provided by the EU Commission for the development of EN 14682 was in relation

to entrapment of children by cords and drawstrings on garments. A hood is neither a drawstring nor a

cord. Hoods are therefore outside the scope of the standard.

Nevertheless, the working group actively requested the assistance of CEN/TC 248 members and

authorities for information concerning entrapment of children caused by hoods attached to garments,

with the intention of developing a standard if necessary. Over a 5-year period, no data was identified

where the hood had resulted in the entrapment. There were accidents involving garments with hoods,

however the hood had not been the cause of the entrapment. CEN/TC 248 concluded that there was no

evidence to support the need for a safety standard dealing with hazards associated with entrapment of

children by hoods on garments.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.3 Why are disguise costumes listed in scope of EN 14682?

Disguise costumes (dress-up clothing) worn by children for play should meet the Toy Safety Directive

and the requirements described in EN 71, Safety of Toys. EN 71-1:2014+A3:2018 Clause 4.26 provides

requirements.

If functional cords, decorative cords or drawstrings do not break away from the disguise costume with a

breakaway function when tested in accordance with EN 71-1 Clause 8.38, then the garment should meet

the requirements of EN 14682.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.4 Is carnival clothing in scope of EN 14682?
Yes, the hazards are the same as for clothing.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.

5.1.5 What is the difference between a tied belt (in scope) and a belt (out of scope)?

A tied belt has no fastening, is 3cm or more in width and composed of any material. A belt is a strip of

any material, and of any width, with a fastening mechanism (e.g. buckles, rings, press fasteners, buttons,

touch and close, etc.). Both are worn around the chest or waist area.
As with all products, the belt will require a separate risk assessment.
Action: No action required to revise EN 14682.
5.1.6 Why are braces (suspenders) outside the scope of EN 14682?

Braces (suspenders) are used to hold a garment up, for example trousers or a skirt, and are therefore

close- fitting to the wearer, so there is no hazard of strangulation, or entrapment in a moving vehicle.

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a) b)

Figure 1 — Example illustrating braces worn under tension — Example illustrating braces worn

not under tension, loops of braces create a hazard of entrapment.

NOTE The fashion to wear braces off the shoulder, and hanging from the waist area, was not and could not

have been anticipated during the development of EN 14682:2007. This style of wearing is not acc

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