Submission Number: 00039
Received: 11/7/2012 7:04:41 PM
Commenter: Tad Peterson
Organization: Peterson Cleaners Inc.
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423 - Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods (the “Care Labeling Rule”); Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
I use GreenEarth in my operation and I feel that there is a need for a GreenEarth symbol to be used in care labeling. GreenEarth has been proven to be the most gentle way to dryclean and I want to ensure that my customers know that there is more than one way to dryclean. GreenEarth should be included under the definition for dryclean. The ISO and ASTM should recognize solvents other than hydrocarbon and perc. There are several alternatives that are available with lower KB values and they should be represented.
Not including the word professional before wetclean would really confuse the average consumer. They might take that as meaning that the item can be washed in a regular washing machine, possibly resulting in a ruined garment and an upset customer.