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 #00009 

Submission Number:
00009 
Commenter:
Nancy Staal
Organization:
Martinizing Dry Cleaning
State:
Kansas
Initiative Name:
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

1. Wetcleaning needs to be labeled "Professional Wetcleaning" to avoid consumer confusion. Wecleaning requires special equipment and techniques. It is not the same as "home laundry" and home laundry may ruin a garment whereas "professional wetcleaning" techniques and equipment will keep a garment intact. 2. Reinstate the "All Solvents" symbol. Include GreenEarth--it is a proven solvent. Include the GreenEarth silicone symbol--in the symbols for "NO Perc" solvents. GreenEarth shoubld be listed as a specific cleaning method just as perc is listed as a specific method. 3. Other reasonable basis examples are: sizing, elastic, vinyl, acetates, triacetates, silks, leather, plasticizers. Also, we think that wetcleaning labels need to include: dyes causing damage in wetcleaning and/or fibers. 4. If "Dryclean" is going to replace "dry clean only", consumers may assume they can wash a garment. Dryclean and wash are very DIFFERENT processes and therefore, we need to clarify for consumers what dryclean means and doesn't mean in protecting their garments. Include label "Do NOT Wash" to clarify Professional wetcleaning process" and "Dryclean process." Include "Do NOT Dryclean" to clarify dryclean from wetclean.