Submission Number: 00012
Received: 1/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Owen Jones
Organization: Consumer Testing Laboratories
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 303: Rules and Regulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act; Project No. P948404
Attachments: No Attachments
Under FTC Textile Rule 303.12(a)(1), if the threads are “elastic materials and threads inserted in or added to the basic product or garment in minor proportion for holding, reinforcing or similar structural purposes,” then they are exempted from disclosure.
The challenge for the industry is in determining what is considered minor proportion. Can the FTC provide a definition for minor proportion.