Submission Number: 00008
Received: 7/27/2011 7:30:23 AM
Commenter: Thomas Kent
Organization: Legacy Cleaners
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
As a professional in the dry cleaning industry I have found that the labels often lack information or complete disclosure of proper care. I have seen labels that state: Do not wash, do not dry clean, do not spot clean. Really? We laugh, photo copy, enlarge, and post them at Fabricare website for other Dry Cleaners to see.
The addition of metal into fabric even as low as 3% content will make the garment unserviceable. These items can not be cleaned in any manner.
Mfg should be held to a standard that when they put "care labels" on their products they should be complete with viable cleaning options stated and proven.
Before we start requiring labels to be in more than one language - we need to get them right and complete in ENGLISH