Children’s clothing should be convenient, functional, and attractive. In order to meet these requirements, designers often use cords, drawstrings, and fashionable fasteners. What appeals to the eye and serves a purpose may, however, quickly pose a potential risk. Bands that get caught in bike spokes, cords whose ends get stuck in merry-go-rounds – it is not uncommon for such parts of clothing to cause falls and injuries. Drawstrings around the neck are even more dangerous and can, in the worst case, result in strangulation.
The standard DIN EN 14682 harmonized the regulations for the use of cords and bands in clothing for children up to 14 years of age. However, articles of clothing and accessories, which do not fall under the applicable domain of the standard, must be inspected with respect to their risk potential and handled accordingly. Otherwise, serious sanctions may apply: The German Product Safety Act stipulates that product managers on every production level can be held legally responsible if their products fail to comply with the safety requirements and cause accidents as a result.
Our seminar Product Safety of Children’s Clothing on March 21, 2019 in Hamburg provides detailed information about the application of DIN EN 14682 and possible solutions for implementation on a company level. Furthermore, you will also learn strategies for assessing risks, for example, relating to small parts that can be swallowed. You can also exchange experience and get answers to your questions that arise in everyday practice.
Here you will find all the important information about content and conditions for participation (only in German). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by calling +49(0)40 600202-330 or by sending an email.