EN 14682:2007

Safety of children's clothing - Cords and drawstrings on children's clothing - Specifications EN 14682:2007

Publication date:   Jul 25, 2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 17, 2014


CEN/TC 248 Textiles and textile products

European Norm

61.020   Clothes | 97.190   Equipment for children



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This European Standard specifies requirements for cords and drawstrings on children's clothing, including disguise costumes and skiwear, 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.
NOTE It is recommended that an individual risk assessment is 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:
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 and braces;
f) religious clothing that may be worn all the time, and celebratory clothing such as that worn at civil or religious ceremonies or regional or national festivals;
g) 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;
h) theatrical costumes used for theatrical performances;
i) 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.

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EN 14682:2007
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 17, 2014


EN 14682:2014